No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On

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This international carry-on travel bag is constructed using a water repellent Bi-Tech™ fabric and has an exceptional strength to weight ratio. Built to conquer the road ahead, it’s designed to withstand all the rigors and abuse of travel. From large treaded wheels that conquer uneven cobblestone streets, to boot-friendly kick plate and hefty wheel housing, clearly this travel bag was built by travelers for travelers.  

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Details & Features

  • Large zippered mesh door panel organization in main compartment
  • Interior compression straps to secure contents
  • Top, bottom, and side haul handles for easy grab and go
  • Exterior compression straps with webbing keepers and daisy chains for gear attachment
  • International carry-on sizing does vary from carrier to carrier. Please check with your airline if you have questions regarding specific dimensions.
  • Reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility

Product Specification

Capacity: 2310 cu in | 38 L Dimensions: 14 x 20 x 9 in | 33 x 51 x 20.5cm Weight: 5 lbs 10 oz | 2.56 kg Material: Bi-Tech™


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Eagle CreekCobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase
 
4.2

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to carry (12)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Easy to access items (9)
  • Easy to identify (8)
  • High quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (8)
  • Family trips (4)
  • Long vacations (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (11), Career (4), Classic style (4), Comfort-oriented (4), Modern (3)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 annual trips (6), 0-5 annual trips (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sized right for European travel!

I travel to Europe and Asia frequently and sometimes use low-cost airlines. Almost all European airlines have stricter size restrictions than their American counterparts for carry-on luggage. So, the luggage I usually use...Read complete review

I travel to Europe and Asia frequently and sometimes use low-cost airlines. Almost all European airlines have stricter size restrictions than their American counterparts for carry-on luggage. So, the luggage I usually use for carry-on on domestic flights doesn't fit the bill for these Euro flights. I have spent months looking for the right rolling bag and am glad that I finally found it!

This bag is lightweight and have strong wheels. I don't like four wheeled spinners for my carry-on because the protruding wheels take up to much precious space and weight. I don't mind that the handles are a bit thin (no padding) because the padding would otherwise make the bag taller and thus the bag would risk not fitting the height requirement for Euro airlines. The backing seems strong and I feel safe about packing fragile objects in this bag.

My major criticism is that this bag looks too sporty for business use. The two straps on the front seem not to serve any purpose. Also, this bag could have been made an inch wider because Euro airlines, though usually imposing carry-on height restrictions of about 21 inches, have a less stringent restriction of width. For example, Easyjet stipulates a maximum cabin bag size of 56 x 45 x 25cm including handles and wheels. 45cm is more than 17 inches!

Anyway, overall, I am glad that Eagle Creek makes this bag to cover the need of a lucrative and important market segment of Europe travelers! I hope that the next generation of this bag is wider and looks slightly more streamlined and business-like.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Built-in forward tilt

This bag is well within current (mid-2015) carry-on standards, unlike the bags that are purportedly 22 inches tall but really aren't. It has a serious flaw in that even standing empty it...Read complete review

This bag is well within current (mid-2015) carry-on standards, unlike the bags that are purportedly 22 inches tall but really aren't. It has a serious flaw in that even standing empty it slants forward. When loaded and/or with another bag on top, it tips over. Senseless design flaw.

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4.0

Compact and stylish but lacks pockets

By Linda

from Montreal, Canada

Comments about Eagle Creek Cobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase:

I love the smart look and feel of this bag and it's very compact and easy to get around with. The one thing that would make it so much better would be at least one flat, zippered pocket on the front for documents/book/stuff. The toiletries pocket is nice but it really needs another one. A little too small for my 3 week overseas trips though.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect and light weight

By Karen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Eagle Creek Cobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase:

I love this new bag and should have purchased it long ago. I just got a week's worth of stuff in it for 2 business trips and a few casual outing clothes with 2 pairs of sandals and a pair of sneakers. Wow! It's light weight and fit perfectly in the overhead bin if planes. Great wheels and zippers. I already did recommend it to a friend looking for a new bag.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not always accepted by airlines

By Kaleidocherry

from Seattle Eastside

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Eagle Creek Cobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase:

This bag is pretty nice, sturdy, etc. I got the grape color on closeout from REI and immediately loaded it up with a week's worth of winter gear for our Christmas vacation, plus all the family toiletries, extra hats and scarves and so on. While Alaska permitted it as a carry-on during the outbound flight, we came back on a Bombardier Q400 and they made me gate-check it. This was an international flight and I'd hoped to avoid that sort of thing by buying an "international carry-on." I will also note that my son and husband have hardside international carry-ons from a Swiss manufacturer (both are the same model) and they are visibly smaller than mine, and they didn't need to gate-check theirs. I am thinking about selling this one and buying one like theirs. Would recommend if you only fly domestically, though.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprising! Great bag!

By Well travelled!

from Park City, Utah

About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Access Items
  • Easy To Carry
  • Easy To Identify
  • Good Capacity
  • High Quality
  • On my second trip. Unbelievable for its size!

Cons

    Best Uses

    • 10 days easy and I'm a clothes horse

    Comments about Eagle Creek Cobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase:

    I travel on business and pleasure a lot. Love clothes, hate wearing same thing over and over on a trip. I'm packing enough in this bag with the assist of eagle creek travel packing bags, to have two weeks of choices mixed and matched, plus shoes. I can't believe it. When it came I thought is was too small for me and a bit heavier than my other roller, but wheels and handle are more robust. Took it on my first 5 day trip, now on second trip for 9 days. Can't believe how much I can get in this bag and still have it coming out looking great.

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

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Compact carry-on with wheels

    By L

    from Gettysburg, PA

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Capacity
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not stylish

    Best Uses

    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Eagle Creek Cobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase:

    My only complaint about this bag is the style, which is why I rated it a 4/5 rather than 5/5 stars. I bought the luggage in black and the material is shinny, so it basically looks like a black cooler on wheels. I realize that material is weather resistant (hense the "no matter what" branding), but I would like to not have to sacrifice style for convenience. Otherwise, I really like the bag.

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

    Great weekend bag!

    By LW

    from High Springs,FL

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekend Trips

      Comments about Eagle Creek Cobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase:

      Works great with other Eagle Creek products!

      • Travel Frequency:
      • 0-5 Annual Trips
      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing carry on!

      By Hairbender60

      from Nebraska

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Access Items
      • Easy To Carry
      • Easy To Identify
      • Good Capacity
      • Lightweight
      • Perfect Size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Trips
        • Weekend Trips

        Comments about Eagle Creek Cobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase:

        We decided to get this one the international carry on so if they change the size limits we will still be good! We have not used them a lot yet but so far we LOVE them. My husband travels for work and uses his more than I do. It has more room than I expected!

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

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good, durable bag, though larger than advertised

        By Mollie

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Larger Than Advertised
        • Shows Dirt Easily

        Best Uses

        • Short Trips 3-10 Days
        • Weekend Trips

        Comments about Eagle Creek Cobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase:

        So far I have taken this bag on three trips (7 flights). I have had to gate check it each time, so I haven't experienced the convenience of being able to bring it on board, but it looks like it would fit easily in the overhead bins on all but the commuter-type jets. The bag is advertised as being 13.5" across, but it is really 14.5," which technically puts it over the limit for what most airlines say they accept, though I have not yet had an issue. I got it in Firebrick and it is a lovely red, easy to pick out, but it definitely shows dirt from baggage handling easily, though a lot of it can be wiped off with a little soap and water. The handle has two stop points which is nice. I am 5'2" and the shorter one is a little short for me, though is better if it is crowded, since it keeps the bag closer. Sometimes, though, the short setting comes undone if I hit a bump or accidentally bump the button on the handle. Generally, I have been using the long setting, sometimes placing another bag on top. It rolls smoothly and easily negotiates curbs, bumps, etc. It seems very durable and there are handles and hand holds in enough places to make it very easy to pick up. I am able to fit a lot in it and the internal compression straps keep everything in place. My only complaints, aside from the misrepresented size are: The external compression straps don't seem to do much because the buckles seem like they are poorly placed, but perhaps the straps are just there for a little more security in keeping the bag closed. Also, I worried that water would funnel into the zipper area if I had to roll the bag in the rain because of the way the fabric lies when it zips, but so far I have only had to roll it in drizzles. All in all, it is a decent bag and I look forward to using it for many years.

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

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Bag!

        By Winterbourne

        from Mississippi

        About Me 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

          Comments about Eagle Creek Cobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase:

          I took my new 20" No Matter What Flatbed Rolling Duffel bag on a 10 day trip to Iceland. It exceeded my expectations. I was able to pack everything I needed with room to spare. It is a soft bag so at first glance it looks small but once packed it takes shape. It stowed easily in the overhead bins. On one leg of my trip they were collecting bags at the gate because of space but the flight attendant looked at my bag and let me take it on board.

          I highly recommend this bag for its size, style and practicality.

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

          (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not correct size

          By Dee

          from CT

          About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Lightweight
          • Looks Nice
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Measurements Incorrect
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Family Trips
          • Long Vacations
          • Weekend Trips

          Comments about Eagle Creek Cobalt Blue No Matter What™ Flatbed Intl Carry-On Suitcase:

          Looks great, I can't wait to use it but unfortunately I am waiting for a replacement to be available. The bag measures 14.5 inches across, not 13.5 inches. I contacted the warranties department and they looked into it and informed me that there was indeed a manufacturers defect with this model (black) and that they wound send me a new bag with the correct dimensions. Unfortunately , they could not send me one in black until they had them in stock for warranties (they can't pull from online stock for some reason, they offered other colors though but i declined).assuming the representitive was correct about when a black replacement bag will be available, I will have waited about 2-3 weeks for a bag to ship from the point I contacted EC, which is kind of disappointing. Hoping the replacement comes in the right dimensions, cause it is a very nice looking bag

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

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