Switchback 22 

$340.00 
Item # EC-20434
Color:
Black
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Product Information

Details and Features

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Main Bag Features:
  • All Ways Secure™:
    • Anti-theft: Lockable, self-repairing zippers on main compartments
    • Digital Safe-Zone: Two padded, sleeves sized for a 15" laptop and tablet, plus an electronics pocket
    • Personal Safety: Reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility
  • Zip-away Connect Fit Adjustable Suspension with 3D Air Mesh removable Back-To-Back™ Straps and hip belt for weight reduction
  • Removable Back-To-Back™ Straps transfer from main bag to daypack and feature load lifter straps with sternum strap and safety whistle
  • Built in durability: Bi-Tech™ Armor fabrics for extreme abrasion and weather-resistance
  • Ultra rugged wheels with sturdy wheel housing, B-Tech™ Armor, skid protection and bumper protection
  • Travel-tested handle system
  • Front koala-carry clips allow modular backpack to be clipped onto Back-to-Back Straps for close to body security
  • Central Lock Point secures main entry points with a single lock
  • Storm flaps help protect #10 lockable, self-repairing zippers with finger friendly pulls
  • Multiple grab handles on top, side, and bottom
  • Safety reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility
  • Integrates with Pack-It™ System & Gear Organizers
  • No Matter What™ Warranty

 

Zip-off Backpack Features:

  • Moisture-wicking 3D Air Mesh breathable back panel
  • Removable padded Back-To-Back™ Straps can be transferred from daypack to main bag to offer versatility and weight reduction
  • Back slip panel for stacking on wheeled luggage
  • Storm flaps help protect #10 lockable, self-repairing zippers with finger friendly zipper pulls
  • Full panel front pocket with organization and key fob with Porter Key™ bottle opener
  • Interior padded sleeve fits most 15” laptops with additional sleeve sized to fit most tablets
  • Safety reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility
  • No Matter What™ Warranty

Product Specs

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Switchback 22

Reinvented Genius: The Switchback™ now has removable and interchangeable Back-To-Back™ Straps for weight reduction and added volume. Now with Bi-Tech™ and Bi-Tech™ Armor for enhanced durability. A spacious main bag and fully-featured Zip-off backpack. When both wheels and a backpack are essential, this truly is the ultimate travel companion.

This luggage piece qualifies for FREE SHIPPING!


Product Specs

capacity:
2450 cu in (main bag) | 40 L (main bag)
weight:
7 lbs 4 oz (main bag) / 6 lbs 9 oz (without Back-to-Back™ straps/hip belt) | 3.3 kg (main bag) / 3.0 kg (without Back-to-Back™ straps/hip belt)
fabric:
Bi-Tech™ | Bi-Tech™ Armor | 1260D Helix™ Ballistic | 420D Helix™ Ripstop | 420D Helix™ Oxford
dimensions:
14 x 22 x 9 in | 36 x 56 x 24 cm
Torso Size:
S: 15 - 19 in | S: 38 - 48 cm




Pack this Bag

Original Pack-It™

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Color Earth Green
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Ever see those spaces in-between the handles in the back of your wheeled luggage? We designed Pack-It™ Tube Cubes so you can make the most out of every square inch of your travel bag. Organize ties, belts, socks, electronic cords and other accessories with these packing cubes. You’ll love the organization and space savings. We promise.
Color Earth Green
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Eagle Creek’s Original Pack-It™ Cubes help you organize and get use out of every square inch of your travel bag. Cubes come in four sizes for easy clothing and accessory packing, quick TSA security checks, or to create a fun, kid-friendly game cube for a long plane or car trip… With 101 uses, what are you waiting for? Travel easy knowing everything's right where you want it.
Color Earth Green
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Our best-selling Pack-It™ Folders now have even more compression with the integration of stretch Compress Wings™.
Keep pressed shirts and slacks looking sharp using the original packing folder. This medium-sized folder conveniently fits inside most carry-on bags.
Color Black
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Do you really want your nice shirt consorting with those dirty running shoes? Keep shoes away from clean clothes with Eagle Creek’s Pack-It™ Shoe Sac. It has a convenient carry handle and is constructed with LinkSeal™ Mesh for both dirt resistance and easy visibility. Keep your travel bag organized and clean with the Pack-It™ Shoe Sac.
Color Red Fire
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This tried-and-true toiletry kit now has a removable 3-1-1 pouch for TSA checkpoint convenience. With plenty of pockets and compartments for all of your personal care items, you can travel confidently knowing that your toiletries will be kept in their place. With stow-away swivel hook for hanging.

Pack-It Specter™

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Color Strobe Green
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Ultra-light, translucent, and water-repellant, the Specter Wallaby Small toiletry kit offers hanging organization for any frequent traveler.
Color Strobe Green
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A new ultra lightweight option to keep you organized while traveling. The translucent silnylon ripstop fabric gives easy visibility to items inside in a tried and true Pack-It™ style.
Color Strobe Green
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An ultra-light packing solution that weighs in at one ounce made of Silnylon to keep clothing organized while traveling. This translucent fabric is the same fabric used for lightweight tents and backpacks, it is super-durable, stain and water-repellant. Finally, organization in just the size you need. Provide customization and space savings for any backpack, day bag or piece of luggage. If you can roll it, this travel cube can hold it.
Color Strobe Green
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Ever want to protect your clean clothes from dirty shoes? Light as a feather, this zippered Shoe Sac is the simple solution! It holds two pairs of sandals or one pair of hiking boots.
Color Strobe Green
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An ultra-light packing solution that weighs only eight ounces made of Silnylon to keep clothing organized while traveling. This translucent fabric is the same fabric used for lightweight tents and backpacks, it is super-durable, stain and water-repellant. The Pack-It Specter™ Folder M holds between 8-12 shirts or pants and fits in most carry on bags. Part of Eagle Creek’s Pack-It™ System, packing folder travel organizers work together with packing cubes, sacs and toiletry kits to help you get more into less space and organize your travel bag.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Eagle Creek Switchback 22
 
3.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Stylish (6)
  • Easy to access items (5)
  • Easy to carry (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family trips (4)
    • Long vacations (4)
    • Weekend trips (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (6), Stylish (3)
      • Travel Frequency:
      • 20+ annual trips (3), 6-10 annual trips (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7), Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Really nice combo but lacking a little.

    This product is very nice and I love the combo of daypack/carry-on. It's very little weight and rest very comfortably on my back, both the day and combo pack, feeling sturdy at...Read complete review

    This product is very nice and I love the combo of daypack/carry-on. It's very little weight and rest very comfortably on my back, both the day and combo pack, feeling sturdy at all times. I currently have had only excellent experience with this bag, but am worried about the use of Velcro for sustaining the shoulder straps for both packs. You receive one par of straps that are interchangeable between both packs fasten with Velcro at the top. I am not feeling to confident that after a few trips and a few years of use that the Velcro will age well. I really hope I'm wrong. You will also be missing a large mesh pocket that you seem to find in most luggages.

    As you can see in the video the larger luggage is never opened, yes there is a picture so maybe I should have looked closer, nor do they show you how the straps are tethered from bag to bag leaving me feel they left out some very important information for the video.

    Overall I really do enjoy this bag and would recommend it to anyone traveling and wanting a combo daypack/carry-on but can only give it 8 ½ out of 10 because of the few cons below.

    Pros:
    - Lightweight
    - Comfortable while carrying (both packs)
    - Lots of room for goods
    - Product seems very sturdy and of good quality (except for the use of Velcro)
    - You don't have to check it in while traveling
    - Very stylish and does look more like a large backpack then luggage

    Cons:
    - Use of Velcro (won't know for a few year for sure)
    - No mesh pocket inside large bag
    - Daypack side pockets aren't meshed so any water bottle will fall out.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as good as previous version

    I was a bit disappointed with this one. I had the previous version for years and when a zipper broke, I was provided with a replacement bag because they had no way to fix...Read complete review

    I was a bit disappointed with this one. I had the previous version for years and when a zipper broke, I was provided with a replacement bag because they had no way to fix it. That allowed me to compare both bags.

    Although this version is a bit more waterproof, it lacks the versatility of the various pockets of the previous model. It is also extremely annoying trying to keep the bag upright when the day bag is put on top of the wheelie bag. I mention this because the previous version was way more stable so I definitely noticed the change.

    That said, I would recommend as a whole the wheeled backpacks from Eagle Creek but I was annoyed to notice how a newer version of the 22 wasn't as good as the previous one.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The perfect bag for trip to Italy

    By KWIL on Sabbatical

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Wanderlust

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Double Pack
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • No water bottle holder

    Best Uses

    • Trekking Europe

    Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 22:

    Needed a one fits all bag to trek around Europe. I wanted a bag that I could put on my back in case places like Venice would be difficult with a roller. And to handle stairs in train stations etc.
    This bag was perfect for that while also being able to carry my laptop in the day pack. It was very durable and completely water proof. The roller wheels are very sturdy. The other great thing was being able to bring the bag on the plane. Very happy with this bag. Glad I found it!

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 11-19 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Tips over.

    By JO

    from Calgary, AB

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Trips

      Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 22:

      The brand was highly recommended to us, so we bought three of this style. The space is great, and the pack back a nice to have, but with or without the pack attached the case tips over constantly. A design flaw that will hopefully be covered by warrantee. Don't buy this design!

      • Travel Frequency:
      • 0-5 Annual Trips
      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I gave up

      By One Disappointed Dude

      from Maryland

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 22:

          Buyer beware! This version of the Switchback 22 doesn't work as advertised. Had this bag for a year and used it on multiple trips. But its inability to handle the detachable daypack on the front or on top without tipping over finally caused me to sell it to a friend (with full notice about its shortcomings). Let's hope it stays "out of stock" on the Eagle Creek website.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not as good as previous version

          By Martin

          from Montreal, Canada

          About Me Career, Modern, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • High Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Small Capacity
          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Mixed Urbantrekking Use

          Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 22:

          I was a bit disappointed with this one. I had the previous version for years and when a zipper broke, I was provided with a replacement bag because they had no way to fix it. That allowed me to compare both bags.

          Although this version is a bit more waterproof, it lacks the versatility of the various pockets of the previous model. It is also extremely annoying trying to keep the bag upright when the day bag is put on top of the wheelie bag. I mention this because the previous version was way more stable so I definitely noticed the change.

          That said, I would recommend as a whole the wheeled backpacks from Eagle Creek but I was annoyed to notice how a newer version of the 22 wasn't as good as the previous one.

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SOLID

          By THOMAS NATHAN THERRY

          from BAY AREA

          Pros

          • Easy To Access Items
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Trips
            • Long Vacations

            Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 22:

            GREAT PRODUCT...ACTUALLY HAVE THE ORIGINAL ALL BLACK BAG PURCHASED IN 2006 AND ITS STILL ROCKING. THE WHEEL JUST BROKE OFF WHILE TRAVELING, BUT AFTER 8 YEARS AND HEAVY BACKPACKING/TRAVEL ACROSS MULTIPLE CONTINENTS, I COULDN'T JUST DONATE IT...TOO SOLID AND I'M GOING TO TRY TO GET THE WHEEL REPAIRED. WELL WORTH THE $300 PAID IN 2006...

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

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great bag

            By Three countries

            from California

            About Me Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Trips
              • Long Vacations
              • Weekend Trips

              Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 22:

              I took this bag and a small carry on for a three week vacation to Europe with two young children by myself. My primary needs were light weight, at least one hand free and I wanted a back pack upon arrival. I also wanted the option of carry on or check.

              It traveled well on planes, trains, cars and metro. What I appreciated most about this bag was the flexibility. On the way out, I brought this bag (we had a 15 lbs weight limit of each carry on, I separated the bag into its two bags) and another small bag on as carry on due to a tight international connection. At arrival, I was able to attach the back pack and bag back together and carry the other bag on the handle. This allowed me to have one hand free for holding one child's hand while the other child held onto the bag handle. The bag rolled easily down the aisle of the plane and the train. It also fit easily in the overhead. We were able to breeze through the airport and make connections to trains, metro, taxi, other airlines without any problem in record time; I was able to concentrate on my kids rather than on our luggage.

              I have another eagle creek bag I love, and have used for business and personal travel for the last 13 years. It's just now showing signs of wear.

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

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It's the only bag I use!

              By Carry-on Kat

              from The great Northeast

              About Me Carry-on Artist, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Computer Sleeve
              • Easy To Access Items
              • Easy To Carry
              • Easy To Identify
              • Good Capacity
              • High Quality
              • Lightweight
              • One Bag - Not Two
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Trips
                • Long Vacations
                • Pack Smart For Long Vaca
                • Weekend Trips

                Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 22:

                I love my Switchback 22. It's been to Nepal for two weeks, France for a week, Greece for a couple weeks, anywhere I go. I love that I can carry this bag on an airplane, and on international trips, the daypack zipping into the wheeled bag so it was one bag was very beneficial. It's great that the daypack has a padded computer sleeve for my 15", iPad and Kindle; they all fit in there. Even when I overpack I still seem to have room, but if you are a diva or have lots of shoes and product, or are heading on a long trip, it may or may not work for you.

                Especially grateful these days when a checked bag might cost you.

                Eagle Creek forever!

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

                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Poorly designed!

                By Cat310

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me World Traveler

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Won't Stand Up

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 22:

                    Poorly designed!! The luggage barely stands up on it's own when packed and falls over if the small back pack or a brief case is straddled on the extended handle as is commonly done. I had the prior generation of the Switchback 22 for years and traveled the world with it so this is very disappointing.

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

                    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A Few Reservations About the Switchback

                    By Practical Travel Guy

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Practical

                    Pros

                    • High Quality
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 22:

                        After 20 years of using an Eagle Creek backpack that I loved (an older version of the Digi Hauler), I thought I would really enjoy the Switchback since the wheels add yet another option for carrying it. But while I like the main bag, the detachable daypack is proving to be more trouble than its worth. When attached to the front of the main bag or when put on the handles on top of the main bag, the whole thing topples over. After two trips with the Switchback, I am finding the bag is not as versatile as I'd hoped it would be.

                        My recommendation for this bag comes with reservations.

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

                        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Solid gear for flexible business travel

                        By Uncle D

                        from Columbus, OH

                        About Me Career, Practical, Stylish

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 22:

                            I spend a lot of time traveling by car and plane and I was looking for a product that would meet some very specific needs.

                            1. It had to integrate a carry on and a removable daypack
                            2. The daypack had to carry a laptop and tablet
                            3. It had to be durable and laden with extra features.

                            The Switchback 22 meets all these needs and more. I researched the bag online and was very impressed. But when I saw it, handled it, and packed it for the first time, I was simply blown away. This is the perfect bag for me. It's great for business travelers who are constantly in and out of planes, cars, and hotels. I love the fact that I can leave the main bag in the hotel room while I grab the daypack and take it to a meeting downstairs. I put the removable back straps on the daypack and I just roll the main bag. The wheels are tough, but smooth. There are multiple carry options, some I don't use. The daypack takes some effort to zip on to the main bag, but it easier if the main bag is full. Most of the time I just carry the daypack on my back because it is very comfortable and light. The Switchback is great for those who love practical business travel gear--guys and gals who are "shoe leather" types that favor functionality and reliability. The Switchback is spacious, lightweight, and durable and I highly recommend it.

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

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