Load Warrior™ Carry-On

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When activities dominate, this bag offers maximum durability and lightweight carry in a convenient carry-on size. It's got when-you-need-it expandability, lash points and compression straps for gear, plus an Equipment Keeper™ with bottle opener. The Load Warrior™ Carry-On is a durable bag for a sure-to-be-had good time.

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exo skeleton technology

READY FOR YEARS OF ADVENTURE

With the Outdoor Gear Series your travels will never end due to abrupt gear failures. An Exo-Skeleton wraps the bag at strategic points to protect against wear, hypalon bumpers on the corner keep the bag protected from fraying, and geo ripstop protects from material tears.

lightweight mono-pole luggage handle system

LIGHTWEIGHT

The Outdoor Gear Series has hit the gym and trimmed the fat. Lighter fabric, and a lighter handle system have been re-engineered for the bag without sacrificing durability or organization.

outdoor gear equipment keeper

MADE FOR CLOTHES AND GEAR

Cycling, white water rafting, snowboarding, or skiing. Sometimes your travel isn’t about where you are going but what you’re doing. Use the equipment keeper to store helmets, jackets, or other bulky gear so your prepared for any adventure.

Details & Features

  • Built in durability to handle decades of trips around the world, and backed by out No Matter What Warranty to prove it
  • Exo-Skeleton seamless composite fabrication strategically wraps around the edges and front panels of the bag to strengthen wear points for maximum abrasion resistance
  • Corners are protected with reinforced hypalon material to protect against fraying and damage from drops and drags
  • Oversized treaded wheels with protective wheels housing and durable kick plate keep your bag rolling a lifetime of miles over curbs and cobblestones
  • Lightweight anodized aluminum mono tube handle
  • Multiple grab handles and a rock climbing inspired Harness Handle™ for easy grab-and-go
  • Exterior compression straps stabilize heavy loads and restrict unwanted movement
  • A top pocket with key fob allows easy and quick access to travel essentials
  • A large internal zippered mesh compartment on the front panel adds extra organization
  • Extra durable lockable zippers with finger-friendly pulls mean you can open your bag even with gloves on
  • Attached piggyback clip offers add-a-bag versatility
  • Interior compression straps secure contents
  • ID Tag pocket and contrast accents throughout for easy ID
  • Reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility
  • Pack with Pack-It™ System organizers, suggestions included
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Product Specification

Capacity: 2565 cu in | 42 L Expanded Capacity: 2775 cu in | 39 L Dimensions: 14 x 22 x 9 in | 35.5 x 56 x 23 cm Weight: 4 lbs 13 oz | 2.2 kg Material: 450D Geo Ripstop | 210D Exo Skeleton | 450D Helix™ Poly


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Eagle CreekTan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase
 
4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to carry (36)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Easy to access items (31)
  • Good capacity (30)
  • High quality (30)

Cons

  • Small capacity (6)

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (29)
  • Long vacations (17)
  • Family trips (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (27), Comfort-oriented (19), Career (12), Stylish (12), Classic style (10)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 annual trips (19), 0-5 annual trips (10), 11-19 annual trips (7), 20+ annual trips (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (33), Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My favorite travel bag for over 10 years

I've been using this bag for over 10 years and I have never regretted the purchase of the bag or using it on any particular trip. It is light when empty, a feature that...Read complete review

I've been using this bag for over 10 years and I have never regretted the purchase of the bag or using it on any particular trip. It is light when empty, a feature that is always valuable.

Through these years of use this bag has not suffered any failures and has been resilient in a variety of travel situations. I enjoy handles provided on top, center-front, and bottom. In my experience, those top and bottom handles are essential, sturdy, and well designed.

My suggestion to Eagle Creek would be to consider a 'short' companion to the 'laundry chute'. When packing, I use that large laundry chute pocket to corral flat items like documents, letters, postcards... When I'm on the go with the bag I could use an envelope-sized pocket (11 inches wide by 5 inches deep, say) at the top of the bag that can catch miscellany (perhaps a pen, a charger, a boarding pass, a receipt, a set of keys...) and hold it up there within reach when standing, waiting, and going about with the bag.

Great bag, would buy it again and would gift it to others as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor Quality and workmanship

Used the bag 3xs and the stitching on back has come apart and on my 3rd trip it has ripped where the stitching was coming apart. Also on my first trip the compression bukle...Read complete review

Used the bag 3xs and the stitching on back has come apart and on my 3rd trip it has ripped where the stitching was coming apart. Also on my first trip the compression bukle broke cheap plastic piece, never had this problem with my Osprey carry on. Poor quality and workmanship.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bag!

By Jerrine

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Eagle Creek Tan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase:

I have the larger black load warrior and have been very happy with it. I'd been looking at the 22" one and when it was on sale, I quickly ordered. Eagle Creek has thought of everything to make this luggage convenient and its light weight!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everything I wanted in a carry-on

By Seven sieg

from Denver, CO

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eagle Creek Tan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase:

      This case is light weight, sized for domestic and foreign travel, well organized and easy to use. It was very hard to find any light weight cases of 9 inches that wasn't hundreds of dollars. This one is very reasonably priced and top quality. On a trip to China it was my carry on along with a check bag. On a 5 day casual trip to California it was all that I needed. The zippers and wheels work really well.

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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Buy this bag!!!

      By Bruce

      from Westminster, Co

      About Me function over form

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Access Items
      • Easy To Carry
      • Easy To Identify
      • Good Capacity
      • High Quality
      • Stylish
      • Will carry everything you can stuff into it.

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Vacations
        • Weekend Trips

        Comments about Eagle Creek Tan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase:

        We love this luggage! 2 long overseas trips now with them. 3 weeks in Madagascar and 3 weeks in Africa. Best carry-on luggage I have EVER owned. Destinctive, tough as nails, takes a beating, bulletproof, easy access to everything. If you only own 1 carry-on, this is it.

        • Travel Frequency:
        • 0-5 Annual Trips
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        good bag

        By Timothy

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Eagle Creek Tan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase:

        Very good bag, seems a little lighter duty than I thought.

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By Gerald

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Eagle Creek Tan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase:

        Will be used for vacation & business travel.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        WHEELS WHEELS WHEELS

        By billy

        from the whole world over

        About Me Career

        Pros

        • Easy To Access Items
        • Easy To Carry
        • Easy To Identify

        Cons

        • Small Capacity

        Best Uses

          Comments about Eagle Creek Tan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase:

          We use these for leisure travel. Our load warriors are 2005 vintage and the wheels can't be replaced without sending in the bag. On the new bags it looks like the wheels are user replaceable, but can't tell and the specs don't say it. Alsom can't tell what the replacement wheels are. It looks like they are Item # EC0A2WHV but can't tell. On some EC bags you need a bolt cutter and replacement axle. Not sure what they are doing with these bags, hence a 3 star. If these aren't user replaceable (like mine) then 1 star only. If easy to replace then 5 star

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

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          MEH

          By justin tyme

          from all the world over

          About Me Practical

          Pros

          • Easy To Access Items
          • Easy To Carry
          • Easy To Identify
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Small Capacity

          Best Uses

            Comments about Eagle Creek Tan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase:

            hopefully they fixed this because I NEVER suspected that the bags have to be sent back to the factory in order to replace a wheel. My load warriors are around 10 years old, and I assumed EC had good product design, so I never pulled back the lining to see how wheels are mounted. On mine they are NOT user replaceable.

            I'd be afraid to use this luggage on a trip through airports where the bag has to roll. I had wheels fail on one of my bags and I need to be able to carry a spare set of wheels with me.

            Very poor design on my bags... check to see if they have fixed this before you buy

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

            (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Don't buy it

            By Amy

            from Lake Oswego, OR

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality
              • Small Capacity
              • Tears Easily

              Best Uses

                Comments about Eagle Creek Tan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase:

                We purchased this because of the Eagle Creek name and lifetime warranty. The first time we used it, it ripped. Not only was I not allowed to return it, I had to either pay shipping or deliver it to the warranty center to get it fixed. I paid a lot for a bag that ripped on the first use, and now it is a complete hassle to get repaired. I would suggest staying away from Eagle Creek and their products. Extremely disappointing!

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

                Survived Summer Camp

                By Holly

                from Mpls, MN

                About Me Classic, 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

                  • Summer Camp
                  • Weekend Trips

                  Comments about Eagle Creek Tan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase:

                  I purchased this bag for my 14 year old daughter to take to summer camp. I thought the laundry chute would be a great way to keep her clothing in order while separating the dirty clothes from the clean. It worked like a charm. She packed up a week's worth of clothes (in packing cubes), clipped her pillow on the top with the gear strap, clipped her sleeping bag on the front using the side compression straps, and was able to wheel the whole monstrosity down the stairs to the car and into the bus trailer.
                  The bag came back from camp in one piece, clean and neat. And not smelly. The packing cubes were smelly, but aired out in a day.
                  All in all, I am very impressed with this bag! Happy I purchased it.

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

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Still love it 3 years and over 150,000 airline miles later

                  By Traveling grandma

                  from Bigfork, MT

                  About Me Practical, Stylish

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Trips
                    • Long Vacations
                    • Weekend Trips

                    Comments about Eagle Creek Tan Grey/Olive Green Load Warrior™ Carry-On Suitcase:

                    It took me quite a few bags to find the carry-on that suited me.
                    This has been perfect. The weight is great, it is easy to pack and stuff more stuff in. I love the strap that allows me to clip the handles of a tote bag or purse to piggy back. The handles are in the perfect places to grab and lift. It is so easy to maneuver. The blue color is easy to identify among all the other carry ons on the luggage cart. My bag has traveled more times in the belly of the small CR 200's than in the clean overhead plane compartments and still looks great. It fits very nicely in the overhead plane compartments. I love this bag so much that now all my granddaughters have one. This is my favorite piece of Eagle Creek luggage.

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

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