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Read my review of the Eagle Creek Adventure four-wheel carry-on and enter for a chance to win one.
Every frequent traveler is always searching not only for the next great adventure but also for the perfect carry-on. It’s the one piece of luggage used most often so it’s nice when you get it right.
The Eagle Creek Adventure four-wheel 22” carry-on is made of an attractive ballistic polyester and comes pretty close to perfection. I’ve always been impressed with the durability of the company’s product line. Here are some of the things I love about this particular carry-on:
It weighs in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Because you often have to lift a carry-on (e.g., to place it in the overhead bin or sometimes to carry it off the plane as you precariously descend airline stairs), you want to start out with as lightweight a carry-on as possible—especially, knowing that you’ll be filling it with possessions that will add weight, such as your laptop.
The carry-on has four multidirectional wheels—my idea of luggage nirvana. After you’ve had a suitcase with four multidirectional wheels, you’ll never go back! They take the strain off your back when you’re rushing from one terminal to another, enabling you to “walk it” or glide it beside you. These wheels are rugged and look like they will stand up to the wear and tear that comes from being dragged through city streets and parking lots. Only time will tell but a lifetime guarantee helps you feel more secure about the future.
Easy to Handle
The recessed telescoping handle seems sturdy. Additionally, there are soft padded handles on the top, side and even the bottom of the carry-on so if you need to move it around there is always something to grab.
This carry-on has two-way “finger-friendly” zipper locks with soft pulls at the ends so it’s easy to zip and unzip. A set of exterior straps with plastic clasps helps make the closure even more secure.
This carry-on seems to meet the size requirements of most domestic carriers and some international ones. It’s sized at 14x22x9 inches but can be expanded to offer two more inches.
The increased 11” depth when expanded creates 15% more room in the main compartment, which might be problematic on some airlines. Nonetheless, it’s nice to have the extra space available after you get off the plane in case you want to transfer personal belongings into the suitcase.
[I checked the websites of United, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue. As of this writing, the carry-on conforms to new, more stringent carry-on size restrictions of these carriers. If you are traveling overseas, I found this helpful chart from LuggagePros.com that shows the dimensions allowed for carry-on bags by most international carriers.]
Easy to Pack
The interior is nice and roomy with an inside pocket. If you are packing clothes in the bag, two clip-together padded compression wings will help minimize wrinkling of the items beneath them. The zippered outside compartment was large enough to easily pack by 13” MacBook Air. This makes it easier, if you need to take your laptop out for TSA security.
Nothing (certainly not luggage) lasts forever but this one comes with the assurance of the Eagle Creek “No Matter What”™ Warranty.
Want to learn more? Watch this video that describes the features of the Eagle Creek Adventure 4-wheel 22” carry-on:
Through the end of August 2014, anyone who leaves a comment below telling where they would like to travel with their new Eagle Creek Adventure 4-wheel 22” carry-on will be eligible to be selected in a random drawing sponsored by MoreTimeToTravel.com in partnership with Eagle Creek.
The contest winner will be announced here on September 2, 2014. (Sorry, this offer is limited to U.S. addresses only.)
Retail Value $295, available in black, cobalt blue and olive.
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Disclosure: We were provided with a review sample of this product but any opinions expressed in this post are our own.