Afar Backpack 

$110.00
$77.00 
Item # EC060263
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BlackCactus GreenSlate Blue
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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
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (22)
  • Roomy (22)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • Durable (19)
  • Attractive (17)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (7)

Best Uses

  • Travel (22)
  • School (14)
  • Commuting (13)
  • Computer (10)
  • Office (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (17), Comfort-oriented (15), Stylish (10), Career (5), Classic style (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (25)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (4)

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!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hole in 32 Days

I purchased this Bag on a trip in Germany in June and On a recent commute a hole had developed near the top of the bag, by the zip (where the two pieces of...Read complete review

I purchased this Bag on a trip in Germany in June and On a recent commute a hole had developed near the top of the bag, by the zip (where the two pieces of material joins.)
The bag was only 32 days old.

Eagle Creek are only taking responsibility for the repair of the bag and not the delivery costs. Even if this is a clear manufacturing defect.

Overall I quite like the bag, particularly the size, number of pockets as well as weight of the bag. However I still disappointed with the Quality Control with the manufacturing of the bag.

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5.0

Great Product

By Cgib2

from Los Angeles, Ca

About Me Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Roomy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Books
    • Computer
    • Travel

    Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

    Great product - very lightweight and comfortable to carry on back. Plenty of pockets for rain jackets, rain pants when hiking/walking. Am a true believer in Eagle Creek Products

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

    Love It!

    By Cel

    from Tiburon, CA

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Professional, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Features
    • Handy Front Mesh Pocket
    • Lightweight
    • Roomy

    Cons

    • Material Too Thin

    Best Uses

    • Travel
    • Weekends

    Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

    Great for international travel to carry computing tools and overnight clothing with sweater on outside mesh pocket.

    Make women's version and make it an inch and a half shorter. This pack is made for men's.

    Would love to see one in deep red.

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

    So far so good

    By Jelainee

    from Northeast Georgia

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

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

      We've just taken it on our first trip. It looks good and packs good!

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

      Just what I was looking for

      By Loutopia

      from Sacramento,CA

      About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Office
      • Travel

      Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

      I really like ths product.Everything that your reviews spoke about is right on.My only complaint is the notebook compartment. Every time I need to access my computer when I go to the zipper I have to make sure that the shoulder straps are moved from the area,I'm still not used to that.

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

      Afar pack reduced my back pain

      By Sierra

      from Ithaca, NY

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Versatile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight Distribution
      • Great Features
      • Hip Belt
      • Laptop Pocket
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy
      • Sternum strap

      Cons

      • Not Enough Organization

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Day hikes
      • School

      Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

      I use this as my school/work backpack. The hip and sternum belts are FANTASTIC. The hip belt hugely reduces the load on your back and shoulders, and the sternum belt keeps the pack firmly attached to your body reducing pressure on the lower back. I bought this pack because I have chronic back pain, and my old backpack was exacerbating the problem with poor weight distribution and no hip belt. With this pack, I have improved comfort and reduced back pain! I only wish it had more pockets/organizers since I am using it for school and work. For other purposes that might not be a problem.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Rachel the traveling nurse

      from Boston MA

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Features
      • Roomy

      Cons

      • Not Enough Pockets

      Best Uses

      • Books
      • Commuting
      • Travel

      Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

      I use this bag for school, work and travel. Just got back from a week in Europe. The bag is light, comfortable and durable. I'm petite however, and felt that the straps are alittle big. Overall I love this bag and would recommend it to anyone for business or personal use.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      My OTG (On-The-Go) Backpack

      By Rene of Oz

      from Roseville, New South Wales, Australia

      About Me Discerning

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Great Features
      • Life-time
      • Lightweight
      • Roomy
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Office
        • Travel
        • Weekends Away

        Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

        I call my Eagle Creek Afar, the OTG (On-The-Go) backpack. I can stuff all the things I need for work (laptop, iPad, peripherals, folders, etc.) or for those weekends away from home without compromising on anything. The main comp hold my clothes, toiletries & vidcam. The organizer is where my Magellan & extra batteries are. And the zippered mesh is where I put my meds & vits. The exterior front mesh pocket holds my 3-in-1 jacket & a rain cover. It's a very convenient bag to carry as long as you know how to pack it right!
        Of course it's how you care for your bag that will spell the difference. Just don't over-stuff it with items that wasn't meant for the bag to carry. And regardless of your height or weight, the EG is for everyone. All of my family uses it & I've also recommended it to friends.
        I've no complaints about my Afar or any of the EG bags I own. You see before I buy anything, I look at the General Description, the Specs and look at the overall reviews (the Pros & Cons) of the consumers. It's NOW my choice to buy the bag or not. Of course, this is my opinion & I hope whoever reads it would respect it!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great Backpack - Ultra Lightwieght

        By Brian

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Career

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not Enough Pockets

        Best Uses

        • Books
        • Commuting
        • Computer
        • Office
        • Travel

        Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

        I use it daily it keeps all my work items in one place, the best backpack I've ever had, quality, stylish, very durable...I only wish it had a few more creative and useful pockets or storage areas within the existing pockets.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        My 3rd Eagle Creek Backpack

        By snewk

        from Auburn, WA

        About Me Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

        Stylish and practical backpack. I have 2 of this model and a 3rd larger one.

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

        Great backpack

        By Calabama

        from Daphne, Al

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Cycling
          • Travel

          Comments about Eagle Creek Afar Backpack:

          We purchased a carry on bag and loved it so we decided to get backpack. I gave it to my boyfriend as a gift and loved it. We no longer have to take a big suitcase when traveling and eagle creek has made it easier for us.

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

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