Tarmac Carry-On

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The Tarmac Carry-On was built tough to handle the abuses of travel and unplanned wet weather. With innovative Coat Keeper™ to secure your jacket to the top of your bag, key fob with Porter Key™ bottle opener or much much-needed refreshment, and Cargo Net for internal or external compression.

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Details & Features

  • Lockable quick stash 3-1-1 pocket contains: Coat Keeper™ securely holds outerwear to luggage and a Key fob with Porter Key™ bottle opener
  • Detachable Cargo Net provides versatility for internal compression or attaches to outside of bag as a Utility Net
  • Built in durability
    • Bi-Tech™ Armor fabrics for extreme abrasion and weather-resistance
    • Ultra rugged wheels with sturdy wheel housing, skid plate and bumper protection
    • Travel-tested handle system
  • Padded exterior pocket with additional padded tablet sleeve
  • Expandable main compartment adds 15% more packing space
  • #10 lockable, self-repairing zippers with finger friendly zipper pulls
  • Multiple padded grab handles on top, side, and bottom for easy grab and go
  • 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 the Pack-It™ System, suggestions included
  • No Matter What™ Warranty

Product Specification

Capacity: 2450 cu in | 40 L Expanded Capacity: 2675 cu in | 44 L Dimensions: 14 x 22 x 9 in | 36 x 56 x 24 cm Expanded Dimensions: 14 x 22 x 11 in | 36 x 56 x 8 cm Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz | 3.3 kg Material: Bi-Tech™, Bi-Tech™ Armor, 1260D Helix™ Ballistic


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Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On
 
4.4

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (34)
  • Easy to carry (33)
  • Good capacity (30)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Easy to access items (28)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weekend trips (32)
  • Family trips (17)
  • Long vacations (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (30), Career (22), Comfort-oriented (17), Classic style (10), Modern (8)
    • Travel Frequency:
    • 20+ annual trips (14), 6-10 annual trips (12), 0-5 annual trips (11), 11-19 annual trips (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23), Business (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Carry-on!

Great bag! This was a no-brainer for me, as I love Eagle Creek. My bigger, check size bag is the FlipSwitch and it's terrific. So when I wanted a new carry-on, I...Read complete review

Great bag! This was a no-brainer for me, as I love Eagle Creek. My bigger, check size bag is the FlipSwitch and it's terrific. So when I wanted a new carry-on, I chose the Tarmac and I love it. Lightweight, lots of capacity and very sturdy and durable. I am a travel writer and travel and write for a living, so having the right gear is of utmost importance. You can't go wrong with this bag!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wheels Disintegrated

The wheels on my bag disintegrated. Eagle Creek's website has some replacement parts and nice videos for how to replace wheels on most models. Unfortunately, the wheels for this model were not listed. ...Read complete review

The wheels on my bag disintegrated. Eagle Creek's website has some replacement parts and nice videos for how to replace wheels on most models. Unfortunately, the wheels for this model were not listed. It took several go-rounds with their customer service to find the right wheels. This concluded when I sent the wrong ones back and included the disintegrated wheels. They sent the proper ones afterwards. See photo. The head guy was apologetic and claimed he had never heard about the wheels needing to be replaced on their products. See Photo.

Good news: It took ten minutes to replace them, thanks to the video posted on their website for a similar product. My much less expensive REI bag, the one with more miles and a much lower price tag, served me well during these events.

Bad news: Cost $ and took a long time to get the right wheels. Their website still doesn't list correct replacement part.

Reviewed by 43 customers

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5.0

Would buy again

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On:

Well designed and built, plus lots of great hints on packing more in less.

 
5.0

Great Bag!

By J-

from Boston, MA

About Me Career, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Trips
    • Weekend Trips
    • Work Travel

    Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On:

    Purchased for my fiancee after she used mine and couldn't get over how much better it was than her bag. Rather than give up my bag, I bought her this one.

    • Travel Frequency:
    • 6-10 Annual Trips
    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Like these so much, this is third one.

    By Chief

    from Cincinnati OH

    About Me Career, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Don't have to check bag
    • Easy To Access Items
    • Easy To Identify
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Trips

      Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On:

      More expensive than most, but worth it for efficiency, reliability, and warranty.

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

      First one was so good, I bought another.

      By Tee Gee

      from Haddon Heights, NJ

      About Me Career, Modern, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Vacations
        • Weekend Trips

        Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On:

        Out of town trips, both domestic and international. Details are what sets the luggage apart from the others.

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

        Great carryon

        By Frank Opinion

        from St Louis

        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
          • Weekend Trips

          Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On:

          Sturdy wheels and handle

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

          Just bought another one for my best friend!

          By Martha

          from Denver, Colorado

          About Me 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

              Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On:

              This is just a welll designed travel bag for those who believe in changing destinations more often
              than outfits.

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

              perfect

              By Perk

              from Ogden, Utah

              About Me Career, Classic, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Trips
                • Weekend Trips

                Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On:

                Perfect

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

                Good to Go!

                By Rod on Isle

                from SF Bay area

                About Me Practical

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Trips
                  • Long Vacations
                  • Round the World Trips
                  • Weekend Trips

                  Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On:

                  Over 100 countries carrying, but now that the world is more paved, got a EC roller several years and many trips ago. While abusing it again coming back from Iceland, I said I must review this bag - brilliant design. My model is no longer made but seems the new ones are possibly even better. Good to go!

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

                  120 flights a year? This is the carry-on to have!

                  By Richard

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Access Items
                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Functional
                  • Good Capacity
                  • High Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Business Trips
                    • Weekend Trips

                    Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On:

                    Pack-it system works exceptionally well for me. This bag is tailored for this system. It's flexibility is terrific; I can use the same bag for a couple of days or a business week. I particularly love the coat strap and ability to stack my Eagle Creek computer bag on top. Its light-wight and large capacity are also strengths. My Tarmac 28" proved to be a true road-warrior bag - hundreds of flights, fully loaded, without a failure. I have dropped Tumi for Eagle Creek and do not plan on going back.

                    • Travel Frequency:
                    • 20+ Annual Trips
                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect pack

                    By Michael W

                    from New York City

                    About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Trips
                      • Weekend Trips

                      Comments about Eagle Creek Tarmac Carry-On:

                      Love the packing cubes!

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

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