Field Test: Eagle Creek Twist Pack 22

Eagle Creek Twist Pack 22
Using the Eagle Creek Twist Pack 22 as Backpack and Trolley Bag

A good reliable bag is an investment, that’s why I try not to scrimp out on the quality as I know most of my valuables would be packed inside. I don’t want my bag having torn shoulder straps from weight and tears from its sheets. On my recent travel to Palawan, I was able to try out Eagle Creeks’ Twist Pack 22 bag. It’s a very versatile travel bag with wheels.

The Eagle Creek Twist Pack 22
The Eagle Creek Twist Pack 22
Bag Space
Bag Space
Backpack Straps
Comfortable Backpack Straps

A Trolley Bag. The Eagle Creek Twist Pack 22 has a 49L capacity and weighs about 7lbs. It has large space much like a suitcase so I’d be careful putting things in and a nice adjustable strap to hold the stuffs inside. It’s not exactly a carry-on bag in Philippine Standards but not exactly too large either. On top you can pull out the retractable handle if you like to just wheel it out.

A Backpack. I very much liked the rugged design of the bag (I had the black and grey) and thought it is much fitting as a backpack. And good thing the back has shoulder and hip straps with metal connectors to convert it to a backpack. I tried it out and it’s a comfortable fit even for a large bag.

Front Compartment
Organized front dompartment
The wheels
Wheels, hip strap and metal connectors

Organized and Secured. There’s an organized compartment on the front of the bag for putting small items. And I can attach locks on each compartment’s zippers for security. The front pocket can hold quick-grab items like a book or jacket. I was able to use the side straps to hold my tripod.

What I liked

  • The rugged design and style
  • Convertible trolley bag with wheels
  • Comfortable fit as a backpack
  • Organized front compartment
  • Secure Zipper lock options

What I didn’t like

  • A bit large and bulky for carry-on in the Philippines
  • 7lbs heavy empty

Bottom Line

I liked the Eagle Creek Twister Pack 22 for its design, sturdy quality and versatility. I think this is ideal for long trips where I can pack in cloths for a week long getaway. But for a 2-3 days trip I might leave this one if I want to travel light.

Eagle Creek Twist Pack 22 SRP is P12,000
Available at ROX and Travel Club branches

4 Comments

  1. Would it be comfortable walking with this backpack for a few hours? Or will that much walking put too much pressure on the shoulders? And could you put a laptop in the pack?

  2. Hi Wil! I think on casual walks, it would be comfortable but I wouldn’t bring it to a hike. You can put a laptop with a sleeve inside but there is no dedicated laptop compartment.

  3. The bag has a waist strap in order to distribute the weight of the bag evenly, your shoulders won’t be feeling the bulk of the weight of the bag. Ferdz is right though, you can’t use it for hiking.

    Also, there is a version of this bag, the Twist Connect, which has a laptop compartment

What ya think?