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Eagle Creek Refines the Original Switchback™ Convertible

July 01, 2013

Emulated by almost everyone, the Eagle Creek Switchback™ always stays one step ahead of the competition. The new, re-imagined Switchback features a fully functional zip-off backpack with built in indestructibility and functionality, the best of all worlds. 

San Diego, Ca. (July 1, 2013) – The original, market-changing Eagle Creek Switchback™ convertible bag has been reinvented for adventure-filled days, with less weight and more versatility, for everywhere you’re headed or and everything you’ll be doing. 

Another luggage first from Eagle Creek, the new Switchback features substantial design improvements like removable padded shoulder straps and hip belt on the adjustable torso suspension.  The contoured shoulder straps and hip belt can be used on either bag, or removed altogether, reducing weight and materials used. 

What can you expect to find on the new Switchback? Everything the traveler needs, including Multiple carry options, a central lock point that locks the day bag to the main bag, or locks the main bag closed, convertible functionality, dedicated electronics features like padded laptop and tablet sleeves, organized storage, and Bi-Tech™ fabrics for supreme weather resistance. 

The Switchback™ features Eagle Creek’s industry legendary No Matter What™ Warranty.  No matter what happens to your bag (even airline damage), Eagle Creek will repair or replace it.

Fall 2013 convertible bag highlights include: 


Reinvented Genius: The Switchback™ features two bags in one, with a reinvented Back-To-Back™ strap system for weight reduction and added volume. When both wheels and a backpack are essential. 

Switchback™ 22 (EC-20434) 

Capacity Main Bag: 2450 cu in; Weight: 7 lbs, 4 oz; Weight without straps: 6 lbs, 9 oz; Size: 14 x 22 x 9 in

Capacity Zip off bag: 1350 cu in; Weight: 1 lbs, 13 oz; Weight without straps: 1 lbs, 6 oz; Size: 12 x 19 x 6 in

Switchback™ 26 (EC-20435) 

Capacity Main Bag: 3550 cu in; Weight: 7 lbs, 15 oz; Weight without straps: 7 lbs, 2 oz;Size: 14 x 26 x 10.5 in

Capacity Zip off bag: 1350 cu in; Weight: 1 lbs, 13 oz; Weight without straps: 1 lbs, 6 oz; Size: 12 x 19 x 6 in 

Main Bag Features:

  • Zip-away Connect Fit Adjustable Suspension with 3D Air Mesh removable Back-To-Back™ Straps and hip belt for weight reduction
  • Removable Back-To-Back™ Straps transfer from main bag to daypack and feature load lifter straps with sternum strap and safety whistle
  • Built in durability:
    • Bi-Tech™ and Bi-Tech™ Armor fabrics for extreme abrasion and weather-resistance
    • Ultra rugged wheels with sturdy wheel housing, skid plate and bumper protection
    • Travel-tested handle system
  • Central Lock Point secures main entry points with a single lock
  • Storm flaps help protect #10 lockable, self-repairing zippers with finger friendly pulls
  • Multiple grab handles on top, side, and bottom
  • Safety reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility
  • Integrates with Pack-It™ System & Gear Organizers, suggestions included 

Detachable Modular Daypack Features:

  • Moisture-wicking 3D Air Mesh breathable back panel
  • Removable padded Back-To-Back™ Straps can be transferred from daypack to main bag to offer versatility and weight reduction
  • Back slip panel for stacking on wheeled luggage
  • Storm flaps help protect #10 lockable, self-repairing zippers with finger friendly zipper pulls
  • Full panel front pocket with organization and key fob with Porter Key™ bottle opener
  • Interior padded sleeve fits most 15” laptops with additional sleeve sized to fit most tablets
  • Safety reflective accents for dusk and nighttime visibility


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.


Alli Noland
Terra PR
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