Switchback™ Carry-On 

$349.00 
Item # EC020434
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
  • This bag is carry-on sized as defined by most U.S. airlines. Please check with your carrier if you have questions regarding specific dimensions.
  • 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™ Carry-On

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 18 in |36 x 58 x 46 cm
Torso Size:
S: 15 - 19 in | S: 38 - 48 cm




Pack this Bag

Original Pack-It™

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Color Red Fire
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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 Red Fire
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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 Red Fire
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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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1342
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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1346
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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Eagle Creek Switchback™ Carry-On
 
3.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Good capacity (9)
  • Easy to access items (8)
  • High quality (8)
  • Easy to carry (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Long vacations (6)
  • Family trips (5)
  • Weekend trips (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (7), Career (3), Modern (3), Stylish (3)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 11-19 annual trips (6), 6-10 annual trips (4), 20+ annual trips (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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

 

Failure on a trip around the world

I bought this bag after much research into good brands with good warranty and I obviously didn't mind paying a higher price for it. I bought it for my year long trip around the...Read complete review

I bought this bag after much research into good brands with good warranty and I obviously didn't mind paying a higher price for it. I bought it for my year long trip around the world and its sad to say I am disappointed.

To start with it tips over regardless of weather it has the day pack attached to it or not. Secondly and this was the biggest flaw for me, The pin (the bottom piece of the zipper which holds the two zippers together) fell off, making it impossible for the zipper to work. Such a tiny little piece at the bottom incapasitates the whole thing. On one of my stops around the world I took it to a repair center but because it was December they said it wouldn't be ready until after January due to the holidays, unfortunately that meant I couldn't leave it there to get it fixed since I was moving to the next country.
Will try to get it fixed when I get to Australia which is the next country with a repair center.

In summary for the price of this piece I just can't understand these very basic flaws, which are making my trip more challenging at times. The unfortunate thing is that the rest of the bag is pretty good aside from these very important things which downcast the good. Dissapointed.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Failure on a trip around the world

By TravelJunkie

from Athens, Greece

About Me Practical

Pros

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

Cons

  • Tips Over
  • Zippers Break

Best Uses

    Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback™ Carry-On:

    I bought this bag after much research into good brands with good warranty and I obviously didn't mind paying a higher price for it. I bought it for my year long trip around the world and its sad to say I am disappointed.

    To start with it tips over regardless of weather it has the day pack attached to it or not. Secondly and this was the biggest flaw for me, The pin (the bottom piece of the zipper which holds the two zippers together) fell off, making it impossible for the zipper to work. Such a tiny little piece at the bottom incapasitates the whole thing. On one of my stops around the world I took it to a repair center but because it was December they said it wouldn't be ready until after January due to the holidays, unfortunately that meant I couldn't leave it there to get it fixed since I was moving to the next country.
    Will try to get it fixed when I get to Australia which is the next country with a repair center.

    In summary for the price of this piece I just can't understand these very basic flaws, which are making my trip more challenging at times. The unfortunate thing is that the rest of the bag is pretty good aside from these very important things which downcast the good. Dissapointed.

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 11-19 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love IT!

    By Logans Run

    from Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback™ Carry-On:

    It was a terrific addition to my luggage.

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 11-19 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Pretty Strong Performer, Could Be Improved

    By FireRock

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Demanding, Efficiency Oriented, Lighter Weight Adventure, Older Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Access Items
    • Good Capacity
    • Good Rollers
    • In Main Well Designed
    • Lightweight
    • Pretty Water Resistant

    Cons

    • Backpack Strap Stitching
    • Needs Better Bottle Holdr
    • No Waist Belt - Backpack
    • Slip Panel - Poor Design
    • Tips Over Constantly
    • Weak Seams

    Best Uses

    • Long Vacations
    • Planes Trains Intl Ped
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback™ Carry-On:

    Excellent quality overall - lightweight, water resistant, pretty well designed. Great rollers, sturdy build. A few major flaws - Backpack strap broke second day of use, poor stitching, backpack has no waist belt, and is not well adjustable for back length. Slip panel for handle carry is useless given design, and way it makes bag tip over constantly. Water bottle panel not usable.

    Most of these things have easy fixes / improvements. In fact bought small mountaineering pack in Switzerland, and "retired" the one that came attached as useless by 3rd day. Also bought another universal attachment device and modified it.
    Really like the main bag in most ways.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Much better than most, a solid attempt at getting it right

    By Happy traveler

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Career, Explorer, Modern, Wear Out Versus Rust Out

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Capacity
    • Lightweight
    • Water Resistant
    • Well Designed Main Bag

    Cons

    • Inconsistent Quality
    • Lacks Significant Feature
    • Poorly Designed Day Pack
    • Strap Stitching Broke

    Best Uses

    • Family Trips
    • Long Vacations
    • Multi Modal Excursions
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback™ Carry-On:

    Bought two of these for my muse and me for a multi country, two week, planes, trains, driving and hiking trip. I could put both day packs, using the slip sleeves on the day packs, on opposite sides of the extended handle on one main bag and comfortably race through train stations and hoist the entire unit on trains, enabling my smaller female counterpart to handle one main pack, and a smaller sundries bag very efficiently, (and by the way it solves the tipping over problem referenced when only one pack is slipped over the handle). Water resistance came in handy, no leakage in heavy downpours, rolling capability and quality is very high. Not so the back pack straps. Poorly designed, poor ergonomically, no hip belt when used on day packs, and poor stitching quality resulted in one day pack in a huge puddle in front of the Louve, when an entire strap gave way, inexcusable design and execution - don't believe designers ever used their product with the idea that it really needs to adequately function with the straps....I could improve it drastically with a few tweaks...there are also design errors relative water bottle carriage and access points, but overall the product is a good one.

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

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I've own Switchback for about 15 years. Buy it .

    By A.T.W. Ken

    from Woodland HIlls, Calif

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Comes In Black Only -

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback™ Carry-On:

      " There are two types of Traveler. Thoes who travel light and thoes who wish they did "

      I travel a lot. If you need a dependable bag then this is it. You get what you pay for. You don't want to be across the blobe with a broken zipper. The is 100% guarantee and it is one tough bag. Great features. It looks good in economy up to first class. Looks good in a hostle or 5 star hotel. It is dependable and has excellent features. Back pack is great carring it for a mile or two over cobblestone streets and catching a bus a mile away. You don't look like a dork rolling a bag down a dirt path.
      If you are a kid starting out traveling then this is a bag for you. Buy it once and it will last you for years. Your last bag you'll buy. Check out the Doubleback too 22 inch. At least it is in blue. Similar in design.
      I traveled with this bag around the world three times. The last time I took one pair of jeans, 3 t shirts and three pairs of underwear and a polo type shirt. All drip dry except the jeans. This is a bag for you.

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

      (5 of 7 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™ Carry-On:

      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

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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™ Carry-On:

        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

        (3 of 5 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™ Carry-On:

            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.

            (4 of 5 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™ Carry-On:

            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

            (4 of 4 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™ Carry-On:

              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

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