EC Lync™ System 26

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This ultra-light rolling luggage travel bag collapses and can even completely disassemble for easy storage in a compact stuff sac. With versatile backpack straps for wheeled backpack carry when needed, you can also remove the frame and wear it as an everyday backpack on a jaunt around town. Built tough and covered by Eagle Creek's No Matter What™ Warranty.

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Details & Features

  • Built to last:
    • Supreme durability with premium materials
    •  Rigorously tested for high strength-to-weight ratio
    • Large diameter aluminum frame worthy of No Matter What™ Warranty
  • Removable, adjustable, breathable backpack straps with sternum strap
  •  Easy packing access: Full front panel load
  •  #10 lockable, self-repairing zippers with finger friendly zipper pulls 
  •  Large external front zippered pocket for organization
  •  Interior zippered mesh pockets for organization
  •  Top zippered pocket with key fob
  •  Front stuff/stash pocket 
  •  Exterior and interior compression straps to secure load
  •  Built-in durability:
    •  ExpandStand™ hinged foot
    •  bumper protection
    • sturdy wheel housing and reinforced bartacks
  •  Multiple grab handles on top, side, and bottom
  •  Reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility
  •  Stuff sac features drawstring closure with bottom grab handle
  •  Integrates with the Pack-It™ System, suggestions included

Product Specification

Capacity: 3775 cu in | 62 L Dimensions: Bag: 14 x 26 x 11.5 in | 36 x 66 x 29 cm Bag w/o Frame: 14 x 25 x 11.5 in | 36 x 63.5 29 cm, In Stuff Sac: 10.5 x 24 x 8 in | 27 x 61 x 20 cm Weight: Bag: 4 lbs 14 oz | 2.21 kg, Frame: 2 lbs 13 oz | 1.28 kg, Bag w/o Frame: 2 lbs 1 oz | 0.93 kg, Straps: 5 oz | 0.14 kg Material: 200D Nylon, 200D Poly Helix™ Dobby, 450D Helix™Poly


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Eagle CreekBlack EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Easy to identify (7)
  • High quality (7)
  • Easy to access items (6)
  • Good capacity (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Survived 3 Countries and 7 Plane Rides!

I bought this suitcase for a 7 week trip to the Philippines, Hong Kong and New Zealand. I had originally bought the Osprey Shuttle 28, but knowing I would be moving around a...Read complete review

I bought this suitcase for a 7 week trip to the Philippines, Hong Kong and New Zealand. I had originally bought the Osprey Shuttle 28, but knowing I would be moving around a lot as well as camper-vanning in New Zealand (where space would be at a premium), I started looking for a smaller, more versatile bag that could still accommodate all my needs. The Lync 26 fit the bill between a carry-on and a larger checked bag. I was also intrigued by the ability to remove the wheels and convert it to a duffel if needed for storage in the campervan.

I'll admit I was somewhat concerned about the durability of the frame and wheel setup seeing as the bag would have to be flown on 7 different flights (including connections) and I couldn't find a lot of reviews of people putting the Lync bags thru checked luggage. Putting the bag and frame together was fairly easy and I was delighted with how light it was. Using the cube packing system, I was able to pack enough clothes for seven weeks (assuming laundry every 10-14 days), two extra pairs of shoes as well as one large cube that was devoted entirely to biking clothing/gear (since we would be mtn biking in NZ). The front pocket held a camelbak, a collapsible daypack and a travel towel. I was even able to stuff some bike covers in the pouch that contained the backpack straps. Even after all that, I still had a little room left over for any small souvenirs I wanted to bring back (and it all only came in at 27 lbs!)

In the end, the bag performed wonderfully well and came back pretty much unscathed. It went thru checked baggage in a number of countries and I was always able to easily find the bright blue color on the conveyor. I never ended up taking off the frame/wheels and they held up to everything. The only con would be that due to lack of structure, it can be difficult to close the zippers if you do stuff the bag. But if you have someone else to help hold the zippers together, it becomes a lot easier! I'm extremely happy with my purchase and see this bag lasting for years to come.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a frequent flier

I was excited to get this bag after reading about the features and specs. It was very light compared to other bags the same size. It only took a couple of minutes to set...Read complete review

I was excited to get this bag after reading about the features and specs. It was very light compared to other bags the same size. It only took a couple of minutes to set up and to break down. I was able to quickly pack the bag with the EC packing system. I liked the compression straps on the inside of the bag and on the outside. Once the bag was packed, I noticed it leaned forward and was easy to tip over. This is due to the hinged foot on the collapsable wheeled frame. I double checked to make sure I had set it up correctly. There is some play in the hinged foot that allows the bag to lean forward when fully packed. I even packed my heavier items on the bottom of the bag, but it still was easy to tip over. I had 20 pounds total when full. The top zippered pocket has limited use when the interior bag is full. The bag was easy to pull and the wheels were smooth. I frequently like to stack a soft briefcase or small bag on top of my wheeled bag, but this bag doesn't support stacking very well. The single handle allows for a lighter frame, but provides less control and stability when pulling the bag through the airport or over concrete/asphalt surfaces. To my surprise the 26 inch bag was able to fit in the overhead compartment of many larger planes (beware that it does NOT comply with the carry on guidelines). I only checked my bag once (gate check) on a smaller jet and was disappointed to receive the bag with a small tear in the outside of the bag when I arrived at my destination. After one business trip to Europe and back (4 days total) I realized that this bag would not hold up to my frequent flying and would not suit the needs of my travel style. I returned the bag immediately after returning from my trip. I bought a different piece of luggage from EC to meet my needs. I have been happy with previous purchases from EC and appreciate the quality of bags that they provide. This bag was not as durable as other bags I have purchased from EC.

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5.0

Good

By Amy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Eagle Creek Black EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag:

Fit a surprising amount of clothes and shoes. I packed for a week and it fit everything but not a lot of extra space. It has very durable wheels. I did not use it as a backpack but the top and side handles were very sturdy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Travel Options

By Brad

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Eagle Creek Black EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag:

Have not used it to travel yet but the weight and design allows a lot of flexibility which should be perfect.

 
5.0

Love the versatility of these bags!

By Linda

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Eagle Creek Black EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag:

This is the second EC Lync bag I purchased. I have not used it yet, but wanted a carry on with versatility.

 
5.0

would buy again.

By Kimberly

from undisclosed

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long Vacations
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Eagle Creek Black EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag:

    going to use this for a trip to Antarctica. big enough to hold the gear I will need.

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Considering buying a third!

    By Christine

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Eagle Creek Black EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag:

    I purchased 2 of these pieces for my adult twin sons for their birthdays recently...one in the marines, one currently traveling in Europe. Although they are using for very different purposes, both guys were thrilled with style, versatility & capacity. Will probably buy their older brother one for his next birthday as well!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gift for daughter

    By Alison

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Eagle Creek Black EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag:

    We are sold on Eagle Creek bags and packing organizers. My regret is that I did not discover them until I was in my 60's! I purchased this EC Lync 26 bag, along with the EC Lync 29, for daughter and her fiancé to use on their European honeymoon. They have a hodgepodge of hand-me-down luggage. We have been to Europe 3 times, so I knew they would want something lightweight, with good wheels for rolling and with the option of carrying with ease. I was torn between this bag system and the load/gear warrior system. Since they do not have much storage space, I chose this. I will say that assembling the bag was waaaay more difficult than the video showed! Husband and I really had to wrestle the bag to get the clips to fasten. Perhaps they will loosen with time. They loved the blue color, as the bags will be easy to spot. She popped out the backpack straps and put it on. We explained that sometimes with stairs to climb or getting on/off trains; carrying the bag is best. Suggestion: Backpack straps for at least the 29 inch bag would be better than the over the shoulder strap. We showed them the Eagle Creek packing organizers that we have. Suggestion: Include the card with the suggested packing organizers (like your other bags have). They are both pleased. I've given 5 stars as it met my expectations. They will need to review after they use the bags.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good and easy

    By ec

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Eagle Creek Black EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag:

    Love this convertible luggage! Bought a 20" and a 26" for a 3 week trip to Europe with my wife. We were planes, trains, buses. We walked to and fro train terminals to get it our lodgings. The luggage held up well. Was good and easy to carry as backpacks through the city streets where many sidewalks were cobbled, cracked, or unpave.
    Only negative is that the handle is a single-pole handle. Can't slide on a bag or backpack to roll through airports or train stations.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality!

    By Lynn

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Eagle Creek Black EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag:

    Top notch quality and really spacious. Lightweight, durable, thoughtfully designed. Love the detachable wheels and the backpack option. Storage bag is great as well. we selected the orange color is perfect - it's not over the top and is easy to see at baggage claim. The pack-it cubes are fantastic - allow easy access inside the duffle and keeps similar items separated. Also good for dirty clothes so they don't soil clean ones in the duffle. If you're going to invest in decent luggage, spend an extra few dollars for these.

     
    5.0

    would buy again

    By Kimberly

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Eagle Creek Black EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag:

    havent used yet but seems very solid and easy to put together.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Couldnd't have done safaari without this luggage

    By James

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Eagle Creek Black EC Lync™ System 26 Rolling Duffel Bag:

        Very versatile, well built and when we were required to save weight, like when we took bush planes on our African safari, the wheel system easily comes off and reduces the weight by almost five pounds.

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

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