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Thrive: Innovative Travel Packs for Spring 2009

January 15, 2009

For Spring '09 Eagle Creek introduces a new generation of travel packs, designed to meet the specific needs and preferences of the emerging traveler. Thrive is a made for those who may live out of their pack for weeks to months at a time, welcoming new deviations in their plans and time for unscripted adventures.

Integrating tuned features, forward design and our astute travel sensibilities; the Zip-Away X-ACT Suspension provides a customized fit and comfortable carry; travel-specific features like Smart Travel Security™ with  the patent pending Secure-Zip Toggle™ closures; a Central Lock Point, securing main entry points with a single lock; a full front panel for easy packing and repacking on the road; and waterproof Rain Safe cover to protect the pack in crowded areas and to keep it dry when caught in the rain.

Features Include:

  • Central Lock Point secures main entry points with a single lock 
  • Detachable Rain Safe cover is waterproof for inclement weather and provides security in crowded areas 
  • Easy packing access: Full front panel load
  • Multiple padded carry handles for easy grab-and-go 
  • Exterior side pockets 
  • Shove-it pocket holds lightly stuffed daypack or jacket 
  • Exterior and interior compression straps  
  • Integrates with Pack-It™
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Pulley-assist hip belt adjusts easily, customizes fit, and transfers load

Zip-away X-ACT Suspension 

  • Offered in fixed and adjustable, including a women's specific fit 
  • X-Frame constructed with pre-curved aircraft grade T-6061 aluminum stays, cross-and-torsion, and HDPE frame sheet
  • Ventalite™ Mesh and 3D foam construction keeps air flowing 
  • Ergonomically contoured shoulder straps 
  • Narrow grippy lumbar designed to fit a wide range of body types

Modular Daypack

  • Clipping system offers multiple carry options 
  • Smart Travel Security™ organization with Secure-Zip Toggle™ closure includes:
  • Audio portal 
  • Fleece-lined electronics pocket
  • Passport pocket
  • Detachable Key Fob
  • Pen Slot
  • Lash points for securing gear
  • Contoured padded shoulder straps with Ventalite™ Mesh


Torso: 17.5-20.5 in / 44-52 cm

Hip Belt: 30-40 in / 76-102 cm


Torso: 15-18 in / 38-46 cm

Hip Belt: 30-34 in / 76-86 cm


Torso: 17.5-20.5 in / 44-52 cm

Hip Belt: 30-40 in / 76-102 cm 

Thrive 65L

Suspension: X-Act Fixed (M)


2750 cu in / 45 L

3910 cu in / 64 L (including daypack)

Weight:  5 lbs 9 oz / 2.52 kg

Thrive 75L W

Suspension: Women's X-ACT Adjustable (S)


3550 cu in / 58 L

4700 cu in / 77 L (including daypack)

Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz / 2.64 kg


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 for more information.


Alli Noland
Terra PR
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