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Eagle Creek Wins Again: Gear of the Year from Outside Magazine

April 28, 2008

Travel gear maker Eagle Creek proudly announces the Eagle Creek Take 2 ORV Trunk 28 was awarded the coveted Gear of the Year by Outside Magazine. The Take 2 ORV Trunk 28 is a unique hybrid: a dual gear-clothing solution ideal for separating and transporting gear and clothing when traveling.

Outside's Gear of the Year awards are featured in the annual Outside Spring Buyer's Guide, which presents critical reviews of the year's best outdoor and adventure gear. Out of more than 400 outdoor items, including footwear, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags and apparel, only the top product in each category is awarded Gear of the Year based on performance, features, technology and price.

"We did our best to beat-up the beefy fabric and brawny wheels," said Buyer's Guide Editor Sam Moulton, "and we totally failed. It's built like a tank. Plus, it's impressively versatile and big enough for week-long ski trips, while the removable duffel is the perfect size for long weekends."

The Take 2 ORV Trunk 28 is an oversized 2-in-1 solution designed to separate bulky gear from clothing. The full-sized gear bag detaches to lighten the load. The Gear Bag offers collapsible padded dividers for interior packing customization and a shoulder strap for easy carry. The backside Gear Bin is lined with beefy Bi-Tech™ for added durability and dirt management. The Take 2 boasts ES2 Wheels and Touch Point™ Handle System for reliability over rugged terrains. The Take 2 Trunk is part of the Exploration System Collection, designed to meet the rigorous demands of world travel and backed by a No Matter What' guarantee.

Outside's Gear of the Year honor comes at the heels of National Geographic Adventure's Best of Adventure Award; editors and 45 of the nations most noteworthy retailers selected the Take 2 ORV Trunk 28 as a leading edge product for 2008.

This industry recognition really validates our efforts to design innovative products for our customers, said Steve Barker, president and founder of Eagle Creek. We were first to market with the Switchback™ - the original hybrid luggage-to-backpack concept; the Take 2 introduction is a continuation of such legacy. Our goal is to keep leading the industry with breakthroughs - exceeding the expectations of our traveling customer. The bonus is, we're giving ourselves great solutions to transport gear so we can take our fun more seriously.

About Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek (eaglecreek.com) is the leading maker of travel gear, luggage, accessories and packing solutions for active, adventurous souls. Founded in 1975, California-based Eagle Creek, Inc., invented the adventure travel gear category and introduced the concept of a packing system with Pack-It™ folderscubessacs and toiletry kit organizing systems.

ABOUT EAGLE CREEK

Eagle Creek is a leading travel outfitter, providing smart, innovative and durable luggage, travel bags and accessories. Founded in 1975, California-based Eagle Creek invented the adventure travel gear category, introduced the industry’s first convertible backpack on wheels, established the first complete travel solution system and is revolutionizing the way travelers pack with its Pack-It™ Folders, Cubes, Sacs and Toiletry Kits. Visit eaglecreek.com for more information.

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