Eagle Creek Redesigns Cargo Hauler Duffels For Fall ‘19

Too much is not enough. The new Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Duffels will be available 7/1/19. 

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San Diego, Ca. – After kicking ass and taking names with the original Cargo Hauler Duffel series, Eagle Creek holds their place atop the Duffel category with a complete redesign of functionality and sustainability for the Cargo Haulers. 

Maintaining simplicity of design balanced with organization and carryability, lightweight balanced with extreme durability, the new Cargo Haulers are a study in duffel perfection. Using new PVC-Free TPU fabrics, the new Cargo Haulers leverage VF’s incredible supply chain, using bluesign® approved fabrics and sustainable manufacturing processes throughout. 

The new Cargo Hauler Duffels incorporate upgrades brought over from the Cargo Hauler Special Edition, amplifying their level of organization to high above any other duffel on the market. The backpack straps are now zip-away so they can be stored for protection during bag check-in, but also sport a handy snap that secures the straps into one tote carry handle.  New U-shaped lid offers easy access to the main compartment, and there’s a brand-spankin’ new removable mesh divider to separate what’s inside. Additionally, new exterior compression straps keep stuff compressed and providing even more attachment points. But wait, there’s more! One of the end pockets also now features a zippered security pocket for small valuables. All your wants, needs and questions, answered.

Read the full article on Outdoor Sportswire and see the full duffel specs.

Yakima Unveils New Fall Line

Yakima has released their 2017 fall line of vehicle accessories to accommodate a broad range of trending outdoor activities.

Covering a variety of price points, from entry to premium, the new products provide gear hauling solutions for trending activities, including kayak fishing, off-roading and stand-up paddle boarding, plus seasonal snow sports products.

At the center of the fall product launch are the OffGrid Cargo Basket, the LongArm Truck Bed Extender, the FatCat Evo, an update to the snow sports mount, and the FatCat ShowDown – the first side-loader for kayaks and SUP’s.

 

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Eagle Creek: The Best Travel Bags for Summer Vacation

For Short Getaways and For Working While Traveling

The Eagle Creek Adventure Weekender Bag helps you take care of business while you're on the road. It features a laptop pouch and plenty of room for clothes. You can wear it like a messenger bag via one long shoulder strap or like a backpack with two shoulder straps. The back slip panel even allows you to attach it to heavier luggage, making your walk through the airport much easier. And don't worry—it's lightweight, so you won't feel like you're dragging an elephant behind you. It also features two-way lockable zippers, so thieves won't be tempted to steal your stuff, as well as interior compression straps that secure your belongings and give you extra room to pack more items.

For Conserving Space While Traveling by Bus or Train

The Doubleback Carry-on is a compact, two-wheeler suitcase that works as a carry-on bag on a flight, but it also can convert to a super-comfortable backpack whenever you want. There are handles on the top, side, and bottom of the bag so you can grab it from any direction when you're in a hurry. It also features reflective accents, so if you're, say, walking or biking at night, it'll be easier for cars to spot you. An added bonus is its detachable daypack, which is perfect for short trips away from your hotel once you arrive.

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Yakima Features Skybox 18 Carbonite Rack

The SkyBox 18 serves up a a roomy, secure option for taking anything and everything you need for your next adventure. The sleek design holds gear for up to 4 campers and fits long snowboards and skis.

TAKE IT WITH YOU WHENEVER, WHEREVER

  • Sleek aerodynamic Carbonite textured lid
  • No assembly required
  • Tool-free installation/removal from vehicle
  • Fits Yakima round, square, factory, and aerodynamic bars
  • Designed with internal lid stiffeners for durability and easy open and close
  • SuperLatch™ security ensures your lid is secure to its base, and your gear is safe
  • Dual-sided opening for easy access on either side of your vehicle
  • Tapered design reduces hatch interference
  • Available in five sizes: Lo, 12, 16, 18, and 21 cubic feet
  • Hauls gear for up to 4 campers; fits snowboards and skis up to 215cm
  • Made in the USA with up to 80% recycled material
  • SKS Locks included
  • Minimum and maximum crossbar spreads: 24” – 42”

SF Gate Reviews Eagle Creek International Carry-on Bag

When you don’t have the luxury of owning bags of both domestic and international carry-on size, hang onto the Eagle Creek Gear Warrior AWD International Carry-On. With dimensions of 13.75 inches by 21.5 inches by 7.75 inches, it meets carry-on measurement standards, and only adds an inch when expanded, making the expandable depth 8.75 inches. At 6 pounds, the bag is relatively lightweight, and made with a water-repellent ripstop material and Eagle Creek’s Exo Skeleton abrasion-resistant technology. A drop-down bottom maximizes packing space in between the AWD wheels.

What we liked: Four wheels that pivot for easy mobility means fewer spinouts when you’re walking or running with your bag.

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Eagle Creek Modular Luggage Review

Eagle Creek has long been known for adventure travel luggage. From traditional suitcases to durable duffels, its bags are meant to be used and abused.

We got our hands on the company’s new 43-liter EC Lync “Limited Edition” Carry-On bag ($350), a convertible backpack/roller bag that is fit for most weekend warrior adventures.

The bag is unique in having a modular design; it works as a roller bag, backpack, or both, and has removable parts so you only bring what you need. While quite expensive for its size, it does work as three products in one.

Versatile and Light Luggage

I’ve spent trips rolling suitcases through airports only to have them fail me when the roads turn rough, leaving me dragging them awkwardly. Similarly, shouldering a full hiking backpack can be an awkward proposition and they often don’t fit in overhead bins on an airplane.

The EC Lynch is the best of both worlds, equipped with wheels and an extendable handle it can be rolled effortlessly through an airport and then just as easily slung on your back when needed. Plus, as the name eludes, the bag is sized for most domestic carry-on dimensions.

The real magic of the Lync though is its ability to completely disassemble and fit into a small tote bag. The bag’s metal frame, extendable handle, and pack snap apart in a few short movements and can easily be stowed away when not in use.

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Three-In-One Bag

The backpack is made of three pieces; the metal frame, handle, and backpack. The genius of this system is that it allows you to use the backpack separately from the rest of the frame.

Going on a day hike and don’t want to haul around the frame and handle? No problem. Just undo a few buckles and the bag slides off the frame giving you a simple pack.

Similarly, the backpack straps can be removed and stowed in a back pocket if you just want to use the bag as a roller. They can also attach to the tote bag to use as a beach bag or something similar.

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Yakima Cargo Boxes: California Grown

EACH OF YAKIMA'S CARGO BOXES IS A TESTIMONY TO SMART ENGINEERING, ADVANCED EQUIPMENT, AND OUR CALIFORNIA CREW’S COMMITMENT TO CRAFT. TAKE A PEAK BEHIND THE SCENES.

Raw sheets – made from up to 80% recycled material – are thermoformed into shape.

A rough cut is made by machine then gets trimmed by hand for a precise, clean finish.

A skilled, trained team member carefully installs hinges, locks and hardware.

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The box is thoroughly inspected, polished up and ready to ship.

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