40th Anniversary

A History of Innovation

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
1996

A New Generation of Innovation

  • Eagle Creek launched the Switchback™, the first convertible backpack on wheels
2005

Award-Winning Switchback® Max

  • The Switchback® Max ES, wheeled backpack with zip-off daypack, was awarded Gear of the Year by Outside Magazine.
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

Eagle Creek™ Travel System Launch + Environmental & Social Responsibility

  • Developed a smart 4-step travel system to outfit any customer for any trip.
  • Introduced employee-led program to help make a positive impact in the places we live,work and travel.
  • Announced bluesign® partnership as one of our latest steps toward a sustainable future.
2012

Pack-It™ Specter

  • Introduced Pack-It™ Specter, an ultra-light translucent line of packing organizers.
2013

Morphus™

  • Unveiled the Morphus™ A patent pending, ultra-versatile bag that zips apart to become two full-size bags.
2014

Award Winning Bags + Travel Security

  • A new innovation of travel day bags was introduced with the launch of 2-in-1 Ultra-lights.
  • ORV Trunk Wins Travel Award From Outside Magazine
  • All Ways Secure™ introduced as an integrated approach to travel safety.
2015

EC Lync™ System

  • Recognized as Gear of the Year by Men's Journal, EC Lync™ System is a patent-pending, wheeled travel bag that packs down into a stuff sac.
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We are a tribe of travelers. 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 put their energy full-time into pack manufacturing. Today, we’re a company focused on outfitting the traveler to help make their experience better and the discoveries greater.

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RELENTLESS INNOVATORS

With our end goal to enhance any travel experience, we’ve organized our product line to consider the end needs of the traveler. Offering a wide selection of luggage, packing organizers, accessories, and day bags, our Travel System of gear will help ensure you’re covered during each leg of your journey. Since everyone’s needs are unique, we’ve created an Outfit Me tool to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.


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PACKING EXPERTS

An organized traveler is a happy traveler. Since 1996 we’ve been providing packing solutions to help travelers stay organized – because let’s face it, when your stuff is organized, things just seem easier! Providing peace of mind, and creating more space in your bag, we have the solution to help you keep track of it all.


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Quality Product with Proven Durability

By taking notes from the field about the challenges travelers face – from organizing a family to TSA Checkpoint hassles – we manufacture gear that evolves along with your needs. And we build it to last. By doing so, we help eliminate waste that might otherwise end up in a landfill and (bonus!) protect our planet for years to come. 


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Global Citizens

Locally, globally, and within our industry, we thrive when we’re making a difference. We are keenly aware of the environmental impact of everything we produce and so strive to minimize material waste, and source and manufacture with the least environmentally impactful materials. Many customers tell us they’ve been carrying their Eagle Creek gear for years. And that’s our intention; we make gear that lasts to lessen the amount of waste in landfills.


Live.Work.Travel Program

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A Planning Resource

During our 40 years of experience, we have picked up many tips and tricks along the way. And with that knowledge, have developed a cache of travel resources. From packing lists, to product selection guides, and helpful packing videos, our Travel Hub is a place where you can find the information and inspiration you’re looking for quickly. 


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A Network of Travel Writers

Want to learn from our network of travel experts? Our blog authors love to share what they’ve learned on the road. Pick their brains for the expert travel tips, packing ideas, foodie adventures, and hot destinations.


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