Eagle Creek Gear Warrior Wheeled Duffel Bag Review

Looking for a versatile duffel bag that will help get you from point A to point B? Eagle Creek has knocked it out of the park with their new Gear Warrior 95L Wheeled Duffel.

I recently had the chance to test out the Eagle Creek Gear Warrior Wheeled Duffel and I was surprised at how functional the bag was for me while traveling. The duffel provides you with what you expect, but it also offers additional features you don’t see with standard travel bags. I have the 95L bag and I was able to fit much more gear than what I was expecting. I easily packed my gear along with my daughter's in this one bag. The reputation of Eagle Creek's line of gear also lets me know I'm getting a quality product that will last. Here are a couple of features I appreciate the most:

The internal compression wings allow you to stay organized while you are on the road, but you also have multiple options for add-ons with the pack-it bags that Eagle Creek offers. I haven’t had the chance to test their pack-it-bags, but due to my appreciation of organization I think the organizers will be added to my travel array soon enough.

Secondly, I appreciate the equipment keeper strap on the top of the duffel and the compression wings on the side. I don’t know how many times I have wanted to toss something on my suitcase or have quick access to some gear, but typically that requires diving inside the bag and rummaging around until I find what I am looking for. The straps allow you to grab and go with any gear you’re traveling with. Traveling with a child makes me appreciate this feature even more. You can throw a jacket, pillow, shirt, etc. on the exterior of the bag and have easy access whenever you need the gear. The compression wings also allow you to cinch down the bag if you aren't traveling with a full load. 

The interior compartments are another feature that sets the bag apart. I try to stay organized when I’m on the road and these compartments encourage me to do so. I can toss my boots or dirty clothes in one compartment and keep them separated from my clean clothes. Other bags offer similar compartments, but the secondary compartment with Eagle Creek offers more room compared to the sleeve you typically see in comparable duffel's or suitcases. 

I haven’t put this duffel bag through the wringer yet but I am impressed with the durable wheels and especially the kick plate on the bottom. I’ve had to retire a couple of bags due to the material around the wheels getting torn or ripped from constant use or the wheels wearing down and becoming unusable, it doesn’t look like this will be an issue with Eagle Creek. The various handles are also an undervalued feature, regardless of where the bag is you can grab and go from just about every angle. 

I don't have to worry about the quality of the bag while traveling and luckily the lockable zippers with a central lock point helps me to not worry about pick-pocketing while traveling. I live out of my suitcase on the road so it's nice to know I don't have to be paranoid about anything getting stolen. 

Eagle Creek offers just about everything you could want if you're temporarily living out of a suitcase. Maybe most importantly, the company went the extra mile and selected a 100% recycled main body fabric that re-purposes plastic bottles. Still not sold? OK, well Eagle Creek also offers their “No Matter What” warranty which covers the lifetime warranty plus the additional insurance of repair or replacement from product failure during the lifetime of the bag, regardless of the cause. 

If you are in the market for a functional travel bag that that offers everything you need and want from your travel gear give the Eagle Creek Gear Warrior line a try. 

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Kevin AbernethyExplorer

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