Gear Hauler

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The Gear Hauler is the perfect adventure luggage piece that fits within standard carry-on sizes. Duffel bag meets backpack with zip-away backpack straps for maximum versatility. With durable, water-repellant fabric and a bottom that resists water when in a puddle, it’s the ultimate super-light, go anywhere, do anything piece of gear.

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Details & Features

  • Multi-function carry includes backpack straps, over-the-shoulder crossbody strap and grab handles
  • Zip-away loadlifter backpack straps feature sternum strap and safety whistle
  • 15” laptop and tablet sleeve
  • Puncture-resistant lockable zippers that lock simultaneously
  • Avoid tangled cords with unique cord winder
  • Bottom Bi-Tech™ material construction resists water and keeps your things dry
  • Additional end compartment for extra organization or dirty shoes
  • Strong fabrics provide protection against the weather and friction from travel
  • Reflective finger loop zipper pulls for easy access while wearing gloves
  • Secure gear with compression straps and external lash points

Product Specification

Capacity: 3110 cu in | 51 L Dimensions: 13.75 x 22 x 9 in | 35 x 56 x 23 cm Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz | 1.08 kg Material: 1000D Helix™ Poly Twill

Abundance of Space!


Liked style, but a smaller version would be ideal for me. Especially liked the ability to add to Tarnac handle. Lots of space!



Excellent bag for light travelers


My husband and I each have a gear hauler. We like to travel light, with carry on only if possible. We have used these on a 2.5 week trip to New Zealand, and two 2 week trips to to Europe. When used with packing cubes/compression sac this bag fit everything we needed for these trips without issue. We were able to carry these bags on trains in Europe and stow them in the overhead compartments on international flights no problem. We really love these bags for the versatility of the backpack straps. When walking between train stations and hotels in Europe it's great to throw the bag on your back rather than roll a bag across the cobblestone streets. It's not as large and garish as a typical "backpacker's" pack. We appreciate that when worn as a backpack there are no exposed pockets on the back making it safer from pick pocketers on public transit/on the street. However, the bag can get pretty heavy when loading it with everything needed for a 2 week trip and after walking for a while the straps are not very comfortable. The straps don't distribute the weight well as there is no waist belt. But a waist belt would detract from the sleekness of this bag and would take up extra space so we are fine with some discomfort. I have recommended the Gear Hauler to my siblings and friends and they too have used these bags on multiple week trips in Europe and had good reports back. For the last few years I noticed the Gear Hauler was no longer available from Eagle Creek. I am glad to see that you are selling this again. It is a great product for anyone who wants to travel light and would prefer not to have wheeled luggage but also doesn't want to carry around a backpacking pack.




I would recommend this bag for Photographers


I used this bag as one of my carry on bags for my travels to Asia. It fit all the secondary items I needed for my video work, including small tripod, monopod, shoulder mount, reflector, a light with stand, some MISC items, and still fit all the clothes I needed for a week. Granted I am a guy. So I didn't need that many clothes, but this bag is very durable and seems weather resistant. It was in the rain a couple times, for a little bit, and it didn't bother it. I used it mainly as a backpack, but it can be used as a duffle bag. Very versatile and rugged. It can weigh on your shoulders if it's too heavy. So I wish it had some hip supports to take the load off, but I can't be too picky. This is a nice bag.



I would buy this again


I love it! It's a great pack and it has a lot of space.



Great Bag for International Travel or Weekend Trips


I purchased this bag for an extended trip to the UK. I wanted something that I could take carry-on, had a protected area for the laptop, and would be easy to carry for long walks between trains, busses, etc. The gear hauler fit the bill perfectly. A hidden feature I didn't expect to love were the wheeled luggage straps on the front. My wife has a tarmac bag, so I can easily slip the gear hauler over the handle and take both of our bags with one hand. I've used this on USA and international flights and have never had an issue fitting it into the overhead area. Works great with packing cubes, too. When I'm not using it, it folds up small and fits in the closet.


Harrisburg, PA


9 State Harley Ride


This thing was awesome and very comfortable while on a 9 state Harley ride. I got caught in a torrential thunder storm in Lubbock TX - roads flooded in minutes and my stuff was dry when I got to my destination. I also used their packing folders and cubes kept me organized. I also put a 2 liter Camelbak Hydration pack in where the back pack straps come out. can't say enough how well this thing works. I also use this for weekly Softball Umpiring


Seattle WA


A durable bag, but a few flaws that impact usage


I purchased this bag to serve dual-duty on 1-2 night business trips as well as shorter vacations. Upon receipt, I was immediately impressed with the durability and features of the bag. It's lightweight, durable, attractive, and very functional. In the past week I've taken it on two trips, 2-3 days each. The backpack straps are surprisingly comfortable, and the various handles make moving the bag around really easy. My only complaint is with the front accessory pocket (that holds the laptop). The zipper is extremely short, and significantly reduces my ability to get into the bag when the main compartment is full. Getting my laptop in and out of the bag was a challenge, and even though the pocket is deep, it's not very useful because the opening is so small. Also, a much smaller criticism: the top of the bag is heavy, and the "bathtub" bottom section doesn't have any structural support. This makes packing the bag slightly harder than a normal backpack or duffel, because the whole main pocket collapses while packing. If the zippered accessory opening could be larger, and if there was some sort of rigid structure to the bottom of the bag (as there is with the accessory pocket and top of the bag), this bag would be just about perfect.

Josh M

San Francisco, CA


The perfect carry on bag


The pack is perfect for the gear I carry on board - my camera bag, GPS, and iPad. The main compartment is formatted just right for the depth of my camera bag! And I love the backpack conversion!



Gift well received


I purchased as a gift and my daughter seemed to like it.



Would recommend this.


Use the packing cubes which are great for keeping everything. Together and have got 2 Trips really close together this winter. Have packed one for 1st Caribbean and other is all packed for Australia |New Zealand. Have basics packed and it won't take long to put other stuff in. Cruises and lots of side trips so We will only have to basically unpack once and just a 2 day trip off Ship so just a backpack will do for that. Hot this time of year so that was a bit easier as far as packing

Cleban the traveller

Darien, Illinois

Black Gear Hauler Backpack - Carry-On

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