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The Switchback™ 26 wheeled backpack is perfect when you're traveling but unsure if you'll need wheels or a backpack carry. With removable, super organized daypack (with 15" laptop sleeve), the Switchback™ features interchangeable Back-To-Back™ Straps that move from main bag to daypack. It's the ultimate travel companion.

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Details & Features

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, suggestions included
  • No Matter What™ Warranty
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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 Specification

Capacity: 3550 cu in (main bag) | 58 L (main bag) Dimensions: 14 x 26 x 10.5 in | 34 x 66 x 27 cm Modular Dimensions: 12 x 19 x 6 in (zip-off backpack) | 30 x 48 x 15.5 cm (zip-off backpack) Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz (main bag) / 7 lbs 2 oz (without Back-to-Back™ straps/hip belt) | 3.6 kg (main bag) / 3.2 kg (without Back-to-Back™ straps/hip belt) Material: Bi-Tech™ | Bi-Tech™ Armor | 1260D Helix™ Ballistic | 420D Helix™ Ripstop | 420D Helix™ Oxford Folder Size: M: 17 - 21 in | M: 43 - 53 cm Modular Weight: 1 lbs 13 oz (backpack) / 1 lbs 6 oz (without Back-to-Back™ straps/hip belt) | 0.8 kg (backpack) / 0.6 kg (without Back-to-Back™ straps/hip belt)


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Eagle Creek Switchback 26
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to carry (6)
  • Good capacity (6)
  • High quality (6)
  • Easy to access items (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family trips (5)
  • Long vacations (5)
  • Weekend trips (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (4)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 annual trips (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

Must have for travel to Europe!

By Mo9

from Atlant, GA

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Trips
    • Foreign Travel

    Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 26:

    Our family of 4 just returned from 2 weeks in Italy and this bag was a huge asset. The ability to with roll this bag or quickly convert it to a backpack was invaluable on the cobblestone streets and rough sidewalks. I loved the fact that I could wear the daypack in front clipped into the larger bag on my back. The daypack was our one daypack that went out and about with us every day. The size and weight of the main bag was easy to get on and off trains and up staircases. We saw many others struggling with their luggage and we so happy that we were not. When we returned home my spouse suggested we get a second Switchback.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love this pack

    By CVR

    from Glenview, IL

    About Me Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Trips
      • Long Vacations

      Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 26:

      I purchased a version of this pack in 1996 for my first backpacking trip to Europe (5 weeks), and it was fantastic. It was extremely functional, and I continued using on my travels for many years. I also loaned it to several friends who were taking trips where a backpack would be functional, so the pack went around the world several times and held up very nicely over the years. I have recently started to travel internationally with my children (ages 9 and 6), so I purchased the updated version of this pack (very similar to my old one) since it's nice to have the option to throw the whole thing on my back when I inevitably need to carry some of the kids' stuff from time to time. I still love it!

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My Fave of numerous other bags.............

      By Veggieburger

      from Houston TX

      About Me Adventuresome, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Qualityvalue Oriented, Stylish

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adaptable During Trips
      • Easy To Access Items
      • Easy To Carry
      • Easy To Identify
      • Good Capacity
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Versatile For Any Travel
      • Versitilefor Any Travel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combo Trips
        • Family Trips
        • Lite Backpacking Trips
        • Long Vacations
        • Weekend Trips

        Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 26:

        Perfect bag for The Rainbow Gathering which included: flights, car camping and lite backpacking in a National Park. Remains a frequent choice from amongst my several other quality brands/styles.

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

        Great Buy!

        By Brian

        from South Korea

        About Me Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Trips
          • Long Vacations
          • Weekend Trips

          Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 26:

          It's great for traveling. The many ways you can carry the bag is a huge plus in my book.

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

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEST BAGS PERIOD

          By Nondemo

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Military

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Access Items
          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Capacity
          • High Quality
          • Just Works
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anything
            • Family Trips
            • Long Vacations
            • Weekend Trips

            Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 26:

            This is my second switchback. That should pretty much say it all. Wife took my other one so i needed a new one. PERFECT excuse to buy another one of these great bags. This think just works. I use the larger of the Switchbacks because i will use Eagle Creeks Docking Duffel as my carryon. These bags will last forever and nothing on either of mine has ever failed. (Heck, even if it does, send it back! They have a GREAT warranty!) Backpack is awesome all by itself and is my primary pack for day excursions. The luggage piece is just a big, open, solid bag. The removable straps are genius. The zippers are solid. Tons of pockets. The laptop pouch is well padded. The wheels are solid and the handles will outlast the roof on my house.. These are built to last and with great pride. I can't say enough good things about this bag.

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

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wow! Amazing customer service!

            By Beckie

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long Vacations

              Comments about Eagle Creek Switchback 26:

              I bought my first Switchback bag before my husband and I got married - I remember using it on our honeymoon in 1996. We went to Greece, and our hotel room was on the third floor, naturally with no elevator. I pulled out the backpack straps, put the Switchback on my back and walked up the stairs comfortably. We still use that bag - in fact, we often argue about who gets to use it for an upcoming trip. We both love the fact that a detachable daypack is a part of the bag - one less bag to carry and check at the airport, and really handy for day hikes at our destination. So I decided to purchase a second Switchback. I called and spoke to Jessica in Customer Service; I needed the bag for an upcoming trip in 11 days, and couldn't wait the regular three weeks for it to get to me. She asked for my last name and said she would watch for my order and put a rush it. I got the Switchback two days later! I can now pack it and be ready for my trip without any last minute stress of wondering if the bag will arrive in time. Thanks, Jessica!

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

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