Afar Backpack 

$110.00 
Item # EC-60263
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Product Information

Details and Features

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Smart Travel Security™ organization includes: interior mobile phone and electronics pockets, zippered mesh pocket and pen slots
Padded breathable mesh back panel for a comfortable carry
 
Digital Safe-Zone: Padded sleeve sized for a 17" laptop, plus an electronics pocket
  • All Ways Secure™:
 
  • Anti-theft: Lockable, self-repairing zippers on main compartments
 
  • Personal Safety: Reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility
 
  • Lockable, self-repairing zippers on main and organizer compartments with finger-friendly zippers pulls on main compartment
 
  • Padded zippered laptop compartment sized to fit most 17” laptops with hidden travel document slip pockets
 
  • Ergonomically contoured shoulder straps
 
  • Adjustable sternum strap and tuck-away waist belt
 
  • Exterior compression straps
 
  • Interior document slip pocket
 
  • Exterior front mesh pocket and two side mesh pockets
 
  • Top grab handle
 
  • Bike light attachment loop and daisy chain
   




 



 

Product Specs

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Afar Backpack

This laptop compatible backpack is perfect for travel at home or abroad. Featuring ergonomically contoured shoulder straps, an adjustable sternum strap and tuck-away waist belt, daisy chain, and a padded laptop compartment, this bag is a true travel companion – great for your daily commute or upcoming rugged adventure. Plus it features the organization, reflectivity and dependability you know you can expect from Eagle Creek. We think you’ll absolutely love it.  (Fits up to most 17” laptops)


Product Specs

capacity:
2050 cu in / 34 L
weight:
1 lb 11 oz | 0.8 kg
fabric:

420D Helix™ Ripstop

420D Helix™ Oxford

1000D Helix™ Ballistic

dimensions:
12.5 x 20.5 x 8.5 in / 32 x 52 x 22 cm




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Eagle Creek Afar Backpack
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Roomy (8)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Great features (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (6)
    • School (5)
    • Commuting (4)
    • Computer (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Comfort-oriented (6), Practical (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Let's of volume. Great bag.

    I recently took this bag to Kenya and used it as my daybag to hike Mt. Kenya. I also used it as my carry-on and my daybag when I had a day layover in...Read complete review

    I recently took this bag to Kenya and used it as my daybag to hike Mt. Kenya. I also used it as my carry-on and my daybag when I had a day layover in Cairo. It was awesome. It has a lot of space for packing multiple layers (for varying degrees of cold and rain), a comfortable hip belt and the must-have sternum strap. Also the back is made of comfortable foam - so it fits really nicely. I also like that the hip belt is tuck-away so that when I wasn't using the belt (aka hiking), I was able to put it away in order to keep it neat.

    There is a slip pocket in the main body that I used for my magazines when I used the bag as my carry-on, but on the mountain I put my water bladder in there and it was perfect. (The bag doesn't have a hydration port - I just made one.) This bag is also cool because it has the two main compartments. The front one is great for smaller items and I used the zippered pocket and organization in there throughout my trip.

    All-in-all a great bag. And the color I have (ochre) is AWESOME!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    top handle broke at first use

    seemingly perfect for carry on short trips, well padded straps, great compartment design
    but
    not possible to avoid using top strap to transfer to resting spot in plane or destination and this...Read complete review

    seemingly perfect for carry on short trips, well padded straps, great compartment design
    but
    not possible to avoid using top strap to transfer to resting spot in plane or destination and this broke the first day!! sewn with a few casual stitches, then transport became very difficult when not on back

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    3.0

    Afar Backpack

    By tstayin

    from World traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Roomy

    Cons

    • Not All 17" Laptops Fit

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

      Good replacement backpack for my old laptop back pack but the computer compartment doesnt fit my gaming laptop so must be paced in the larger compartment. feels lighter and easier the carry than my old Asus 17" latop back pack.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      extremely well made

      By Warren

      from NH

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

          this is the 3rd back pack I have purchased, one for each of my sons before going off to college. they love the space for their laptop as well as plenty of room for everything else. Much more comfortable than their old backpacks

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Great bag for college students

          By Roger

          from Virginia

          About Me College student, Comfort-Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer

          Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

          I am a college student who wears a back pack most of the day, and who commutes on a bicycle. This back accommodates useful volume of stuff (computer plus 3 textbooks) without becoming too bulky. I only have one minor gripe and it is regarding pockets for small things. I carry various non-valuable items like mini purell bottles and a folding toothbrush and it would be nice to have a small external pocket for these so that I wouldn't have to open the main compartments (which have lockable zippers) to access them. Overall, the bag is well-made, comfortable, and suits my needs.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Big volume, light weight, but ...

          By peter

          from london

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Roomy

          Cons

          • Not Enough Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Computer
          • Travel

          Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

          A laptop daypack that does not look like one at first glance – perfect for travelling the world, a big volume of 34 liters + lightweight - perfect for IATA guidelines - seems to be the ideal daypack for travelling, but: I always try to keep a low profile when travelling and avoid flashy gear which attracks unwanted attention. That's the reason why I don't like the black-red design and would appreciate you did at least the black afar in the classic eagle-creek-colours black and grey and avoid any bright colours which make the backpack look too flashy and an attractive target. Other features I miss: a rain cover, zipper-pockets on the hip belt, a padded hip belt, a h20-port, addtitional side straps at the side mesh pockets and above all a lockable laptop compartment. With these changes the afar would be the ideal daypack for me and I would buy it right away.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ochre Afar is awesome!

          By Outdoor gal in WI

          from Appleton, WI

          About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Features
          • Lightweight
          • Roomy
          • Vibrant Color

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • carry-on
            • Commuting
            • Office
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

            I purchased this pack in Ochre for car-camping, day hikes, and overnight trips. I really really like the Ochre, it stands out and although it is not a "pretty" color it is very appealing. It is very comfortable to wear. The compartments are well-thought out, and the mesh section outside the smaller front pocket is very useful. I use the Pack-It Cubes & Sacs to help make the most of my room, but it is very roomy on its own!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Magical Afar Pack is an "AHA" pack.

            By T.Q. the Hiker

            from Claremont, CA

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Multi-use Gear Fanatic, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Clean And Simple Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Great Features
            • Lightweight
            • Multi-uses Urban Hike
            • Roomy
            • Velvet Zippers

            Cons

            • Hipbelt Needs Padding

            Best Uses

            • Day hiking

            Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

            You have mis-named this Afar pack; it should be called the AHA! pack. I use this pack for day hikes although a metrosexual, digital-friendly computer commuter will find this pack close to perfection.

            Here are this pack's greatest traits: velvet-like zippers, clean design with no loose straps, forgiving shoulder straps, outstanding comfort. I am a compulsive gear person (super picky), and I give this pack an A+.

            The only improvement I have made is to attach padded shoulder straps to the hip belt so it can carry a good load without strap pressure on my hips.

            Eagle Creek, you all are truly magical. Your products are intelligent, thoughtful, and at the highest level of creativity and pragmatism. Thank you for your consistent excellence.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            top handle broke at first use

            By peggy

            from philadelphia

            Pros

            • Great Features

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

            seemingly perfect for carry on short trips, well padded straps, great compartment design
            but
            not possible to avoid using top strap to transfer to resting spot in plane or destination and this broke the first day!! sewn with a few casual stitches, then transport became very difficult when not on back

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great-looking, multi-use, and light!

            By Mel B

            from Philippines

            About Me BACKPACKER, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Ultralighter

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Cab Be A Technical Pack
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Great Features
            • Lightweight
            • Roomy

            Cons

            • Can Be More Technical

            Best Uses

            • Books
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Hiking
            • Office
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

            A rather great-looking, well-designed multi-use/flexible pack! The ocher colorway is awesome! It can almost become a technical panel-loading ultralight multi-day pack. The external compartment at the back can be used to hold a DIY frame such as a cardboard or an earth pad.

            In the next version, I hope to see these eight sensible and simple features for the Afar pack to be considerably technical:

            (1) Rain cover (well, it can be bought separately).
            (2) Longer side compression straps (to hold external materials like sleeping mat, or to allow the straps to attach to the opposite side buckles).
            (3) Additional compression side straps at the level of the side mesh pockets.
            (4) The attachment point (buckle) of the vertical strap of the large front mesh pocket should be higher (up to the pack's handle at the top), not below the zippers of the compartments).
            (5) Mesh pockets for the hip/waist belts
            (6) The hip belt should attach closer to the vertical axis of the pack, not to the sides of the pack to allow waist and hip movement.
            (7) Higher location of the adjustment point of the shoulder belt straps, so one can pull tight or loosen the straps comfortably from the level of the chest.
            And finally, (8) use of more mesh/advanced material for the internal et al compartments to further decrease the weight of the pack w/o sacrificing durability/comfort.

            Can it go full-on technical? I hope so. I just love its weight and design.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By Pexster

            from Silver Spring MD

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Great Features
            • Lightweight
            • Roomy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

              I purchased this for a trip to Maui and Moloka'i. I have several other Eagle Creek luggage items, but wanted to really go light this time. After comparing literally dozens of different day packs from various vendors, I went with Eagle Creek (again!) and this new offering. Using it in combination with the Specter sacks, I have packed everything I need for two weeks with room to spare. (Well, my EC fanny pack is going along, too.) Despite racking my brain for something missing or a way to improve the product, I can't think of ANYTHING. Kudos to the design team on this one. You knocked it out of the park! P.S. This is the first bag I've owned with a dedicated laptop compartment and I really appreciate that feature. I can get my ThinkPad out for TSA screening without disturbing the rest of the pack. P.P.S. As the other reviewer stated, the Ochre color rocks!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Let's of volume. Great bag.

              By Jessica

              from Carlsbad, CA

              About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Great Features
              • Great pockets
              • Roomy

              Cons

              • No Hydration Port

              Best Uses

              • Books
              • Commuting
              • Computer
              • Hiking
              • School
              • Travel

              Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

              I recently took this bag to Kenya and used it as my daybag to hike Mt. Kenya. I also used it as my carry-on and my daybag when I had a day layover in Cairo. It was awesome. It has a lot of space for packing multiple layers (for varying degrees of cold and rain), a comfortable hip belt and the must-have sternum strap. Also the back is made of comfortable foam - so it fits really nicely. I also like that the hip belt is tuck-away so that when I wasn't using the belt (aka hiking), I was able to put it away in order to keep it neat.

              There is a slip pocket in the main body that I used for my magazines when I used the bag as my carry-on, but on the mountain I put my water bladder in there and it was perfect. (The bag doesn't have a hydration port - I just made one.) This bag is also cool because it has the two main compartments. The front one is great for smaller items and I used the zippered pocket and organization in there throughout my trip.

              All-in-all a great bag. And the color I have (ochre) is AWESOME!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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