A History
of Innovation

A brief look at the timeline
of Eagle Creek

1975

Eagle Creek is Born

  • Eagle Creek was born in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California
  • Young founders focused on innovation and durability
1980

Adventure Travel Gear

  • Introduced the concept of the Adventure Travel Gear category
  • First backpack designed specifically for travel brought to market by Eagle Creek
1982

Built-in Durability

  • First built-in organizational panel in a backpack designed by Eagle Creek
  • Began utilizing double needle seam stitching to increase product durability
1984

Creative Solutions for Travel Security

  • The Undercover™ security category, a line of products designed to keep valuables safe, introduced to the market
1989

Products for Every Step of the Journey

  • The Eagle Creek offering represented the Travel Outfitting story, providing solutions for any trips and every traveler
1991

Global Stewardship

  • Eagle Creek began advocating Responsible Travel, encouraging our customers to travel while supporting local economies and environmental initiatives
1995

A New Generation of Innovation

  • Eagle Creek launched the Switchback™, the first convertible backpack on wheels
2006

A Step Above

2008
Outside Magazine Accolades
  • The award winning Take 2 ORV Trunk 28 was introduced; innovation award from Outside Magazine and National Geographic Adventure
2011

Environmental & Social Responsibility

  • Unveiled the employee-led Live.Work.Travel.™ Program, a program that encompasses community involvement, sustainability practices, and global giving efforts
  • Announced bluesign® partnership as one of its latest steps toward a sustainable future
2012

Ultra-Light Pack-It™ Specter

  • Eagle Creek introduced ultra-light, translucent functionality as an option to its line of packing organizers.
2013

Patent Pending Innovation

  • Unveiled the Morphus™: An ultra-versatile bag that zips apart to become two full-size bags. Ultra-durable Bi-Tech™ meets ultra-light polycarbonate technology.
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Eagle Creek travel luggage ensures travelers arrive at their destination confident and well equipped to experience it all. So grab your bag and let's go! Watch our brand video and get inspired.

Our Company History

Eagle Creek was born in the San Jacinto Mountains of California where Steve and Nona Barker ran a retail store called Mountain People. In 1975, they decided to put their energy full-time into pack manufacturing and began with a 1500 square foot warehouse in Solana Beach, California.

Since the beginning, innovation, durability and craftsmanship have been an integral part of the brand's DNA. Today, Eagle Creek offers a full spectrum of travel solutions and can outfit any traveler for any adventure with our 4-step Travel System.

Design Philosophy

We take pride in crafting durable and intelligent travel bags; smart solutions that deliver delight and discovery as benefits are revealed through each leg of your trip. Every buckle, zipper, webbing and fabric choice is scrutinized based on rigorous lab testing. Then we take our products on the road to make sure that when you travel, Eagle Creek will have your back. The places we visit motivate our aesthetic, infusing our products with the experiences and sensibilities of travel. Our travel system was made by travelers, for travelers.

We are keenly aware of the environmental impact of everything we produce. We strive to minimize material waste, and source and manufacture with the least environmentally impactful fabrics, trims and packaging materials. As many of our customers tell us, they have been carrying their Eagle Creek gear for years and have been amazed with the longevity of our products. To that end, we strive to make stuff that lasts a lifetime which means Eagle Creek products inevitably stay out of the landfill that much longer.

Brand Stories

Eagle Creek™ Travel System

Smart Travel in 4 Steps

We can outfit you for any trip using Eagle Creek's 4-step Travel System. Find your (1) Luggage & Packs, (2) Pack-It™ System, (3) Necessities and (4) Day Traveler™ all in one place.

Learn more about the Travel System

Warranty

We build durability into every single product we make—it's the foundation of our brand. We've been making travel gear since 1975 so you can count on us to deliver products with proven performance.

Learn more about our Warranty

Live.Work.Travel.™ it's in our DNA

Live.Work.Travel.™

Our employee-led Live.Work.Travel.™ program encompasses the unique aspects of what we do, from our community involvement to our sustainability practices and global giving efforts.

Learn more about Live.Work.Travel.™