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Product Spotlight: Wayfinder Collection

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Product Spotlight: Wayfinder Collection

Travel can mean different things to different people. For some, travel means the daily commute to an office for a job. For others, travel is more of a transformative experience, discovering new destinations across the globe. Still others believe that travel is simply a mindset, one that is not dependent on physical location.

No matter what your particular definition of travel is, there’s a good chance that you’re not traveling empty-handed. Enter the Wayfinder Collection: a series of packs equally equipped to carry you through your daily commute or an international journey.

The Wayfinder Collection from Eagle Creek was designed to be lightweight and versatile, with organizational compartments and pockets to keep those oh-so-important items close at hand. In addition to their intuitive design, these packs were also designed with the future in mind, incorporating recycled and sustainable materials. And with several sizes to choose from and fits for almost any body, there’s a pack in the Wayfinder Collection that’s sure to be your new go-to, no matter how you define travel.

Pick your Perfect Size

The perfect bag for your trip should have enough space to carry the essentials without added weight or bulk. The Wayfinder Collection features four different sizes of backpacks, two different sizes of the convenient waist pack, and one crossbody bag—all designed to let you carry as much or as little as you like.

The Wayfinder Backpack 40L and Wayfinder Backpack 30L are ideal sizes for carry-ons, and each include a padded sleeve for laptops up to 17.’’ Designed for your day-to-day commute or travel daypack, The Wayfinder Backpack 20L fits up to a 15’’ computer, and the Wayfinder Backpack Mini includes a slip pocket for your tablet. All four have a hidden tech pocket on the back panel for quick access to the devices or documents you need the most.

For fans of even more compact packs, the Wayfinder Crossbody and Wayfinder Waist Packs (in small and medium varieties) are your new go-to daypacks. Streamlined and lightweight, these bags still have many of the same thoughtful features found in their larger counterparts, such as fleece-lined electronics compartments, and organizer pockets.

Fit for You

You’re going to be spending plenty of time with your Wayfinder Collection pack, so it’s important that it’s got the right fit. With both women’s and unisex designs available for the larger packs—Wayfinder Backpack 40L, Wayfinder Backpack 30L, and Wayfinder Backpack 20L—you’ll enjoy ergonomically shaped shoulder straps with an adjustable sternum strap, tuck away hip belt, and padded back panel so you can carry your essentials in comfort.

Free Your Hands

Whether it’s snapping travel photography, holding on to the rail on a bus, or snacking on street food, there are plenty of ways to keep your hands busy while you’re traveling. That’s why all of the packs in the Wayfinder Collection are hands-free, giving you more freedom to explore without juggling your bag in the process.

It’s the Little Things

We’ve been designing travel gear for over 40 years, so we understand the importance of the small niceties that can take a bag from good to great. We’ve incorporated plenty of these small details into Wayfinder Collection packs, including lockable zippers for added security, lash points and gear loops for extra accessibility, and perfectly placed pockets for water bottles.

Pack for the Planet

Perhaps one of the most important aspects of the Wayfinder Collection is its sustainability. Ethical travelers know that it’s important to protect and preserve the world so it can be traveled by generations to come, and Eagle Creek’s sustainable approach to creating this collection reflects that. By minimizing waste, using recycled materials, sourcing PVC-free materials, and using bluesign™ approved fabrics, we designed gear that will last a lifetime—and stay clear of landfills.

When it comes to recycled materials, we actually used materials made from broken car windshields harvested from landfills to create the RPVB water-resistant coating on these bags. It’s just one of many ways Eagle Creek has found to reduce our footprint and preserve the planet for future generations.

No matter where your next trip takes you—be it to a local trail or a far-off train—let the Wayfinder Collection help you get there with all of your necessities at hand. Explore more from the collection here.

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