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Traveling is in my blood. I grew up taking lots of trips with my parents and went on to work for a major airline for over 10 years. I can’t sit still, I just wanna go on adventures!!!! Can you say racecations? I run a ton of Ragnar races all over the country now, and when I do a Ragnar, I don’t use a suitcase – I use a duffel bag because of it’s easy access and ability to smush into spaces in the van since it’s not rigid.
Enter the Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Duffel! When the shipment came, I was like how is it fitting in this tiny box?? This is how it arrives – it folds down into itself into this tiny space saving cube!
The one annoying part of the duffel bag that I had been using for my Ragnars is that it can be difficult to carry. There is no shoulder strap, just the two handles. Not fun when you’re travelling through an airport with it. The feature on this Eagle Creek beauty that I was excited about the most is that there are BACKPACK straps on it! Doesn’t get much easier than that! Super sporty.
The tiny cube unfolded into this giant 60 L bag:
Here's what this amazing bag can do:
I was immediately inspired to take a road trip! First up was a 4 day trip to Savannah, GA for Rock n Roll Savannah half marathon. I had plenty of extra room in my bag on the way there. I used a set of packing cubes in the main compartment and then just had toiletries and charger cords in the end compartments.
It traveled really well through the airport and on connecting flights. With the handles on each end, it made it easy to grab out of the overhead bin with one hand. I took a smaller commuter type plane ride from Savannah to Charlotte, and it even made the cut! I was able to stuff it overhead and not have to gate check. Score!
This bag really, really makes me want to go camping. Alas, I didn’t have anyone to go camping with during this campaign, so I had to settle for a nature hike instead.
How good does this bag look in rugged nature settings?
Two things I was not able to test. One was the water proof factor. It hasn’t rained here in the Arizona desert in over 2 months! The second was being able to tie it to the roof of your car. I don’t have a roof rack unfortunately. However, I am over the moon with this bag and can’t wait to take it on my next Ragnar race!!
This bag comes in 5 color combos and retails for $99. There are also smaller versions available. Eagle Creek makes a wide variety of travel bags, backpacks, luggage and accessories. You might want to add one to your holiday wish list!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!