Eagle Creek Introduces New Exploration Series Bags and Luggage For Spring ‘17

July 14, 2016

The pinnacle of outdoor travel design gets in gear

Eagle Creek’s Exploration Series – the baddest-ass luggage on the planet – perfectly embodies Eagle Creek’s brand values: Durability, Organization, and Versatility. Vitally updated for Spring 2017, the Exploration Series line represents the latest materials, technology and modern styling.

Making the best even better is an enviable challenge. And it’s one that Eagle Creek designers passionately dove into. Seeking out the latest materials, research, customer feedback, and new design and color trends, they have delivered an exceptional redesign of the top position of the Exploration Series line. Exploration Series luggage does not just transport gear, it actually enhances the travel experience and tackles any adventure with gusto.

New Exploration Series Tarmacs, ORV Trunks, Switchback, Gear Hauler and backpacks boast of increased durability and lighter weight carry – something only possible through the engineering of new materials. The bags also feature even more security and personal safety features. Purpose-driven additions include puncture-resistant #10 zippers with a Central Lock Point, separate pockets for separate functions, daisy chain webbing for gear attachment, plus new internal organization options built into the carry-on luggage, which includes laptop storage, tablet sleeves and organization for small electronics. Updated features include the tried-and-loved Equipment Keeper™, Porter Key™ bottle opener, and Add-A-Bag strap for wrangling multiple pieces of wheeled luggage with just one hand.

Eagle Creek’s legendary durability story is further bolstered with the addition of reinforced corner bumpers and Bi Tech™ Armor panels. A new Bi-Tech™ heathered fabric reduces weight, increases abrasion resistance and adds visual depth.

All Exploration Series styles are covered by Eagle Creek’s legendary No Matter What™ Warranty.

Colors: Asphalt Black, Highland Green, Stone Grey, Slate Blue

The new Exploration Series styles will be available at select retailers 10/1/16.

Exploration Series Highlight Features:

  •  Bi-Tech™ and Bi-Tech™ Armor fabrics for maximum abrasion and weather-resistance
  •  Over-sized treaded wheels, with heavy-duty wheel housing, skid plate and bumper protection
  •  Reflective finger loop and easy-zip pulls for easy access
  •  Puncture-resistant #10 lockable, self-repairing zippers with Central Lock Point
  •  Innovative Equipment Keeper™ or Coat Keeper™ holds gear to top of bag
  •  Padded sleeves for laptop/tablet carry
  •  Compression straps and external lash points for securing gear
  •  Key fob Porter Key™ bottle opener

ORV Trunk  MSRP $369/$419

Built to the highest standard for only the biggest adventures, the ORV Trunk sports Bi-Tech™ fabrics for maximum water and abrasion resistance. Equipment Keeper™ to secure gear to the top of bag, expandable wet/dry compartment, and Porter Key™ bottle opener. It’s the gear bag by which all others are measured.

Switchback™ International Carry-On (EC 0A34P9) MSRP $349

The Switchback™ International Carry-On wheeled backpack is perfect when you’re traveling but unsure if you’ll need wheels or a backpack carry. This bag does both. With removable, super organized daypack with 15″ laptop sleeve, and #10 lockable, puncture-resistant zippers, it’s the ultimate travel companion.

Tarmac AWD MSRP $339/$399/$479

The Tarmac AWDs boasts of four All Wheel Drive Wheels for effortless mobility with a sleek ultra-light, ultra-durable Bayer™ polycarbonate shell. Add to that #10 lockable puncture-resistant zippers for security and Coat Keeper™ to secure outerwear to the top of the bag. Perfect for any adventure from eco lodges to exotic location.

Tarmac MSRP $289/$299/$339/$369

The frequent flyer’s choice for lightweight travel functionality has been upgraded. Built extremely durable to handle the abuses of travel and unplanned wet weather, with puncture-resistant #10 lockable zippers for security, expansion for convenience, and innovative Coat Keeper™ with Porter Key™ bottle opener to secure a jacket top of the bag.

Gear Hauler (EC0A34PC) MSRP $169

The carry-on sized Gear Hauler is a one-size-fits-all adventure bag. Duffel meets backpack with zip-away backpack straps. Add to that the durability of water-repellant, travel abuse-resistant Bi-Tech™ fabric and bottom bathtub construction that resists water when in a puddle. It’s the ultimate super-light, go anywhere, do anything piece of gear.


Eagle Creek is a leading travel outfitter, providing smart, innovative and durable luggage, travel bags, and accessories since 1975. Through the years they have fine-tuned the best way to design and build gear for diverse travel needs. With their end goal to enhance any travel experience, they offer a Travel System of products, which includes a wide selection of luggage, packing organizers, accessories, and day bags. Building smart and dependable gear, Eagle Creek backs all their products with industry-leading warranties so that travelers can stay focused on new discoveries knowing their gear is built for the road. For more information, visit eaglecreek.com.