Load Hauler Expandable

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An ultra-light, mega-durable, carry-on duffel that converts to a backpack and expands for more packing space. Built to do exactly what you need it to.

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Details & Features

  • Exo-Skeleton seamless composite fabrication strategically strengthens wear points for maximum abrasion resistance
  • Water repellent Geo Ripstop and ballistic fabrics
  • Bartack reinforcement for maximum strength in high-stress areas
  • Multiple carry options: Zip-away backpack straps, removable padded shoulder strap, and multiple grab handles
  • Zippered 360° bottom expansion for more carry capacity when needed
  • Quick stash 3-1-1 pocket contains key fob
  • Interior compression straps secure contents
  • #10 lockable zippers with finger friendly pulls
  • Reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility
  • Pack with Pack-It™ System organizers, suggestions included

Product Specification

Capacity: 3000 cu in | 49 L Expanded Capacity: 3475 cu in | 57 L Dimensions: 14 x 22 x 9 in | 36 x 56 x 23.5 cm Expanded Dimensions: 14 x 22 x 11 in | 36 x 56 x 28 cm Weight: 1 lbs 13 oz | .83 kg Material: 450D Gep Ripstop, 210D Exo Skeleton, 450D Helix Poly


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Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (30)
  • Large capacity (14)
  • Good capacity (12)
  • Durable (11)
  • Easy to access items (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (25)
  • Airline travel (18)
  • Short travel (13)
  • Extended travel (11)
  • Family trips (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (11), Comfort-oriented (10), Avid adventurer (9), Casual adventurer (6), Modern (4)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 annual trips (7), 0-5 annual trips (4)
    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (13), Comfort driven (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Load Hauler

Recently used this on a flight on a smaller plane where people with roll-aboards had to check them at the gate. My bag passed, fitting easily in the overhead compartment even though it's similar...Read complete review

Recently used this on a flight on a smaller plane where people with roll-aboards had to check them at the gate. My bag passed, fitting easily in the overhead compartment even though it's similar in capacity to a wheeled carry-on. Nice!
Not so nice is that it doesn't have a backpack style belt. When fully loaded, it is not comfortable to carry due to strain on the shoulders. I fashioned one out of an old nylon belt and carabiner clips that is passable.
How about designing a convertible shoulder strap that could double as a belt?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

warranty does not work

the material may look good and strong but it will stain and wear out by the air lines companies buy some think cheaper if you can this is to expensive for the results

the material may look good and strong but it will stain and wear out by the air lines companies buy some think cheaper if you can this is to expensive for the results

Reviewed by 37 customers

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5.0

Huge capacity, still fits carry-on

By BT

from Canada

About Me Casual Adventurer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Large Capacity
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airline Travel
    • Camping
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable:

    Use this bag on ski trips to carry-on essentials I don't want to check. I can fit my shell pants, helmet, googles, layers, and ski boots in this without expanding it. Wear my ski jacket or strap it to the side of the bag.

    If i don't have my skis, this and a day pack are all I need for a long weekend on the slopes. No checked bags means no chance of gear getting lost in transit and having to rent.

    This bag is more than enough for 7-10 day trip to warmer climates for me.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Already buying a second!

    By Mark

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable:

    This pack is perfect. It's super versatile. My husband and I will be wearing matching packs through Europe and we are so happy with how much these backpacks carry. Excellent product!

     
    4.0

    Needs a waistbelt

    By KKatz

    from Oregon

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Lacks waist belt

    Best Uses

    • Airline Travel
    • Extended Travel
    • Short Travel
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable:

    Great concept for a carry on bag. Many smaller-capacity EC backpacks have waistbelts. If EC is going to offer shoulder straps (thank you!) on something this large they should also add a waistbelt as this bag gets heavy/awkward with just shoulder straps. Also add a luggage sleeve to slip over my checked EC roller bag and it would be ideal.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Rugged Wonder

    By Kevin the Biker

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Casual Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Transport
    • Good Zippers
    • Large Capacity
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airline Travel
      • Backpacking
      • Camping
      • Weekend Trips

      Comments about Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable:

      Purchased this as the first of my new luggage. The old military duffel was good for a time, but I needed something more manageable. This bag is everything Eagle Creek says it is. Perfect size for a long weekend trip, comfortable on the back, and sturdy as can be.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love this bag!

      By Ponch

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Transport
      • Good Zippers
      • Large Capacity
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Missing waist strap and internal compression

      Best Uses

      • Airline Travel
      • Camping
      • Extended Travel
      • Short Travel
      • Weekend Trips

      Comments about Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable:

      Took this as my one & only piece of luggage on a 3-week trip to South Africa and Europe. Was able to pack everything I needed for the temperature ranges we were facing... early summer in SA and early winter in Europe. Turns out that Germany had a major cold snap while we were there, and we really would have been better off with puffier puffy coats (which would have easily fit in my bag, too, if I had thought to pack it). I used a couple of compression packing cubes from Eagle Creek to organize the cavernous internal compartment. I never needed to open up the expansion zipper, and had plenty of room for small souvenirs & gifts, and could even fit my "personal item" (a small day pack) when I didn't want to carry both separately. Some of the airlines we flew allow only the smallest of carry-ons for free, and we never surpassed the threshold to pay for luggage on any of our flights.
      The two things that are missing from this bag are internal compression straps to secure your load (though I never had too much trouble with this), and a lightly padded, packable hip belt to help distribute some weight from your shoulders to your hips.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rugged and well balanced.

      By Kevin the Biker

      from Houston, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable:

      Very well made. Comfortable when carrying a full load. And I received more than a couple complements on my bag... seriously. Ample room for all of my gear without even having to expand the bottom. I've found my one and only stop for all my luggage needs.

      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      warranty does not work

      By nick

      from virginia

      About Me Casual Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Tears Easily
        • Weak Seams
        • Zipper Snags

        Best Uses

        • Short Travel

        Comments about Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable:

        the material may look good and strong but it will stain and wear out by the air lines companies buy some think cheaper if you can this is to expensive for the results

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By RDT1963

        from San Diego, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Transport
        • Large Capacity
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Airline Travel
          • Extended Travel
          • Short Travel
          • Weekend Trips

          Comments about Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable:

          I'm a very frequent business traveler. This bag fits a lot of stuff, and I'm not the smallest person on earth (5'8", 240lbs). I fit 4 days worth of clothes ( 4 pr. socks, 4 pr. underwear, 4 t-shirts, 5 shirts, 2 pr. jeans, 2 pr. pants), toiletries, laptop and power cord. All this fit without unzipping the bag extension. It fit into the airplane overhead compartment very nicely. If you want to dump your bigger carry-on luggage, this bag can take its place very nicely.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Awesome!!

          By RDT1963

          from San Diego, CA

          Pros

            Cons

            • No internal compression straps

            Best Uses

            • Airline Travel
            • Extended Travel
            • Weekend Trips

            Comments about Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable:

            This bag fits a lot of stuff, and I'm not the smallest person on earth. I fit 4 days worth of clothes ( 4 pr. socks, 4 pr. underwear, 4 t-shirts, 5 shirts, 2 pr. jeans, 2 pr. pants), toiletries, laptop and power cord. All this fit without unzipping the bag extension. It fit into the airplane overhead compartment very nicely. If you want to dump your bigger carry-on luggage, this is the bag to take its place.

            • What Is Your Gear Style:
            • Minimalist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I would buy this item again

            By Doug

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Eagle Creek Load Hauler Expandable:

            No interior compression straps as indicated in the details & features otherwise looks like a great duffel/backpack

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