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The Tarmac AWD 22 features extreme durability, weather resistance, and functionality. Add to that, four rugged 360 Dynamic Spin™ Wheels for effortless mobility and the benefit of hybrid construction: a super light, 3-ply polycarbonate back shell combined with Bi-Tech™ fabrics. And it's in a carry-on size. Go ahead, test it.  

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Details & Features

  • Four over-sized ultra-durable Dynamic Spin Wheels offer effortless 360o directional mobility
  • Textured polycarbonate back offers ultra-light durability, while hiding scuffs and protecting handle system
  • Lockable quick stash 3-1-1 pocket contains:
  • Coat Keeper™ securely holds outerwear to luggage
  • Key fob with Porter Key™ bottle opener
  • Detachable Cargo Net provides versatility for internal compression or attaches to outside of bag as a Utility Net
  • Built in durability:
  • Hybrid construction: 3-ply polycarbonate back shell provides superior impact-resistance, Bi-Tech™ front fabrics provide extreme abrasion resistance
  • Ultra rugged wheels with sturdy wheel housing, skid plate and bumper protection
  • Travel-tested handle system
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  • Padded exterior pocket (22” size with additional padded table sleeve)
  • Expandable main compartment adds 15% more packing space
  • #10 lockable, self-repairing zippers with finger friendly zipper pulls
  • Multiple padded grab handles on top, side, and bottom
  • Safety reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility
  • Integrates with the Pack-It™ System, suggestions included
  • No Matter What™ Warranty

Product Specification

Capacity: 2325 cu in | 38 L Expanded Capacity: 2550 cu in | 42 L Dimensions: 14 x 22 x 9 in | 36 x 56 x 24 cm Expanded Dimensions: 14 x 22 x 11 in | 36 x 56 x 28 cm Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz | 3.69 kg Material: Polycarbonate | Bi-Tech™ | Bi-Tech™ Armor


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Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Easy to carry (14)
  • Easy to identify (12)
  • Good capacity (12)
  • High quality (12)

Cons

  • Bad zippers (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (12)
  • Family trips (8)
  • Long vacations (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (12), Practical (10), Comfort-oriented (9), Modern (4), Stylish (3)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 20+ annual trips (8), 0-5 annual trips (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (10), Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best carry on bag imo.

I travel for work about 2-3 times a week. I use this bag for all the various electronics that I carry along for work. The only thing I would change would be the...Read complete review

I travel for work about 2-3 times a week. I use this bag for all the various electronics that I carry along for work. The only thing I would change would be the weels. I swapped them for a set of softer skate-wheel set. This is the most durable and well designed bag I've ever had. And I've tried many bags, from Briggs&Riley to Tumi. It's very easy to roll around effortlessly, and with the softer wheels I added, silently. The front pocket design is great and I love the sturdy handle. It's been checked into several hundred flights already and with only some minor scratches at worst. This bag will last a very long time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice bag until the zipper breaks...

The bag has a nice look and good capacity when combined with the Pack It cubes. It rolls well on most surfaces and the handles are comfortable to use. Most of the bag functions...Read complete review

The bag has a nice look and good capacity when combined with the Pack It cubes. It rolls well on most surfaces and the handles are comfortable to use. Most of the bag functions as advertised but within a year I ran into an issue where the zipper caught in the fabric and broke less than a year after purchasing the bag. I expected this to be taken care of pretty quickly through the Eagle Creek warranty program but found out shortly after returning my bag for service that it could take 6-7 weeks before it is returned but they could "try to expedite it once it's in the system". Not sure if Eagle Creek considers that an acceptable turn around time but I bought the bag because I believed it would last, not because I could afford to be without it for months at a time. I've enjoyed the bag when I was able to use it but proceed with caution if you actually use it on a regular basis.

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5.0

LOVE this Carry-on!

By Missionary Mike

from East Africa

About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Access Items
  • Easy To Carry
  • Easy To Identify
  • Good Capacity
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Trips
    • Long Vacations
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On:

    This suitcase is the perfect size for my business and personal trips. I can pack with cubes and fit all of my necessities in this carry-on for a long weekend or even a longer trip if washing machines are available. It fits a surprising amount in a small space and it fits on airplanes with ease. I love the clam shell design and it works really well with the packing cubes. My wife and I both have this suitcase and we both love it for any of our domestic and international trips. Eagle Creek has won us over!

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 11-19 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best bag ever

    By Katie

    from Vancouver, BC, Canada

    About Me Career, Classic

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Easy To Carry
    • Easy To Identify
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On:

        This bag is amazing. I love the centre split; makes it easy to access items -- even to pull out your liquids at security line-up. It practically rolls itself. It is so smooth, comfortable and easy to roll that the $ you spend on it initially will be saved in taxi fare as you will gladly walk a few km with this great bag. It packs easily (I use packing cubes, but it is not necessary). I use it both for overnight to few night business trips...but it will also do a vacation for 10 days easily. The only issue I've had is that I need to be cautious when closing the expansion zipper to ensure the excess expansion material does not get stuck in the zipper. Close it whilst running a finger along the material and you will be fine. Even if you run into a problem I expect the warranty is great (though I have not had to use it on this bag, but I have a much older bag large rolling canvas bag from Eagle Creek that has been bashed around for > 18 years with broken zipper, broken canvas and bent retractable handle. Took it to my local travel-luggage shop and it was returned to me fully repaired by Eagle Creek in one week with no charge. I have never written an online review in the past, but this case is so excellent and Eagle Creek's service is so good, I really thought it warranted this review. I have recommended it to a friend who purchased it and is also delighted.

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 20+ Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love this carry-on!!!

        By Mike in Africa

        from Tanzania

        About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Access Items
        • Easy To Carry
        • Easy To Identify
        • Good Capacity
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Trips
          • Long Vacations
          • Weekend Trips

          Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On:

          Perfect size, weight, easy-rolling, can carry a surprising amount of gear. Works great with packing cubes. I love this suitcase.

          • Travel Frequency:
          • 11-19 Annual Trips
          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Problem with suitcase

          By Janet

          from Abilene Texas

          About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Capacity
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Zippers Break

          Best Uses

          • Family Trips
          • Long Vacations
          • Weekend Trips

          Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On:

          I tried to expand the suitcase and the zipper got caught. When I tried to get it loose the zipper tab broke. I need to return this suitcase to get it replaced.

          • Travel Frequency:
          • 0-5 Annual Trips
          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exceeds my expectations!

          By Butterfly Travels

          from Doylestown, PA

          About Me Classic, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Capacity
          • Good Packing Options
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Rolling Wheels

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Short Vacations
            • Weekend Trips

            Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On:

            I'm very impressed with the quality! It is exactly as described.

            • Travel Frequency:
            • 0-5 Annual Trips
            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent for the Road Warrior

            By Melanie the road warrior

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Career, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Easy To Identify
            • Easy to Roll
            • Good Capacity
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weekday Business Travel
              • Weekend Trips

              Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On:

              I wanted a bag that was functional, rolled well (high priority), sufficient space, lightweight and would hold up to almost weekly travel. This bag does all of that and with the No Matter What warranty I am glad it works because I will have it for a very long time. The only thing I would change is bring the opening to one side rather than splitting the case in half. Just a personal preference. I have also enjoyed using the compression cubes with this bag. They fit well and allow for packing more and keeping things organized.

              • Travel Frequency:
              • 20+ Annual Trips
              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Nice bag until the zipper breaks...

              By Matt

              from Erie, PA

              About Me Career, Practical

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Capacity
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Poor Quality
              • Zippers Break

              Best Uses

              • Business
              • Weekend Trips

              Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On:

              The bag has a nice look and good capacity when combined with the Pack It cubes. It rolls well on most surfaces and the handles are comfortable to use. Most of the bag functions as advertised but within a year I ran into an issue where the zipper caught in the fabric and broke less than a year after purchasing the bag. I expected this to be taken care of pretty quickly through the Eagle Creek warranty program but found out shortly after returning my bag for service that it could take 6-7 weeks before it is returned but they could "try to expedite it once it's in the system". Not sure if Eagle Creek considers that an acceptable turn around time but I bought the bag because I believed it would last, not because I could afford to be without it for months at a time. I've enjoyed the bag when I was able to use it but proceed with caution if you actually use it on a regular basis.

              • Travel Frequency:
              • 20+ Annual Trips
              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Product

              By Don

              from Silverdale, WA

              About Me Comfort-Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Easy To Identify
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Trips
                • Weekend Trips

                Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On:

                I am disabled, so I like the fact that the luggage is light weight and easy to maneuver.

                • Travel Frequency:
                • 0-5 Annual Trips
                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                love this!

                By Noreen

                from Glendale, CA

                About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Access Items
                • Easy To Carry
                • Easy To Identify
                • Good Capacity
                • High Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Vacations
                  • Weekend Trips

                  Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On:

                  Perfect luggage to pack all the essentials for any trip. I loved being able to pack for a long trip in such a small space. It was easy to move around and I was able to attach an additional luggage on top with the straps that were included and it was definitely helpful because I didn't not strain in trying to hold both.

                  • Travel Frequency:
                  • 6-10 Annual Trips
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best one yet.

                  By Clay

                  from Cedar City, Utah

                  About Me Career, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Access Items
                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Easy To Identify
                  • High Quality
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Trips
                    • Weekend Trips

                    Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD Carry-On:

                    I have traveled all over the world for years and used Eagle Creek Luggage exclusively. This Tarmac 22 is the best designed yet and easy to carry-on and move around the airport. The price is a little high but the value is worth it.

                    • Travel Frequency:
                    • 6-10 Annual Trips
                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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