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.
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.
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
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