Product Spotlight: Eagle Creek National Geographic Guide Series

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National Geographic Guide Series Design Inspiration

Introducing the National Geographic Guide Series Engineered by Eagle Creek. See where the inspiration came from and a behind the scenes look at the collection's beginnings.


National Geographic knows adventure travel and Eagle Creek knows gear. The resulting collaboration is a match made in durable, weather-resistant, take-it-anywhere heaven.


There are many kinds of travelers. Some enjoy the thrill of the chase, finding the perfect deal or destination, learning where to go and what to do, creating the perfect trip. There are many ways to score travel and Eagle Creek signup deals!

Others are seat-of-their-pants-ers, reveling in the unknown and taking every glorious second as it comes. But no matter what type of traveler you are, chances are you’ve experienced that one perfect moment: The moment when you open up your bag and fill it with all of your thoughts, dreams, and possibilities for the trip to come.

We’re excited the share the Eagle Creek National Geographic Guide Series—our newest collection of premium luggage, duffels, packing organizers, and packs, inspired by explorers and adventurers who traverse the planet. National Geographic has been delivering travel inspiration for almost 130 years; we’ve been helping you pack for your adventures since 1975. The Eagle Creek National Geographic Guide Series combines the best of both of our strengths, creating a line that’s ultra-durable, weather-resistant, and just waiting to be filled with the visions for your next adventure.


Pick Your Perfect Size

We know that there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all adventure. That’s why we thought long and hard about the perfect packs for all sorts of adventures, whether you’re going across the state or across the world. No matter what size fits you, we’ve made sure the organization is second nature.

The Guide Travel Pack 65L has the capacity to haul not only your gear, but anything else you might acquire along the way. Getting to your gear is easy with a foam-molded back panel, which opens up to access the bag’s full interior—it’s easy to reach what you need on the go. If the internal capacity doesn’t cut it, an array of compression straps, daisy chains, and tool pockets should fit the bill. But don’t worry about the weight: the foam molded back panel and adjustable hip belt will keep you comfy on the trail and in the airport.

The All Purpose Duffel is big enough (60L) to pack gear for three different climates, and the 50/50 split compartment opening keeps you organized when you’re heading to the tropics from snowy mountain tops. The multiple grip handles, compression straps, and daisy chain let you attach even more gear, when necessary.

The 40L Utility Backpack has a butterfly-style opening, which lays open totally flat, for easy access. Plus a lockable padded laptop compartment. The front vertical zip compartment helps you separate dirty or wet items from the main compartment, while the hidden side stash pocket allows quick access to your phone and passport. And the moisture-wicking straps and back panel? They’ll keep you cool even in the toughest spot.

Looking for a bag that does double duty? The Borderless Convertible Carry-On has both treaded off-road wheels for multi-terrain capability in addition to zip-away backpack straps that deploy from the back, allowing hands-free mobility. This versatile bag accommodates 40L of gear, and the organization of the top stash pocket, front vertical zip compartment, and internal compression straps keep everything in its proper place.

For those looking to pack for a multi-month trip or perhaps pack for the whole family in one bag, the Yonder Rolling Trunk is the perfect vehicle. Its split frame opening gives you access to thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) mesh packing compartments while the front vertical zip compartment will keep your used gear separate from your clean togs. And the often-grabbed items? Safely stowed in the top stash pocket. Corner guards, piping bumpers, and heavy-duty wheel housing protect your bag against rough handling, while the kick plate, runner rails, and handle tray protect the bag from you.

Ultra-Durable, Weatherproof and With Added Visibility

The truly great adventures usually include some sort of “didn’t see that coming” moment. From unexpected downpours to your bag’s solo trip down the side of a mountain you never know where your gear may land—with or without you. That’s why all of the National Geographic Guide Series is made of ultra-durable weatherproof Tarpaulin for complete wipe-ability, both inside and out.

The gear also comes with reversed water resistant #10 self-repairing lockable zippers with dust guard for additional protection in high wind and polyurethane (PU) coating for maximum weatherproofing. Traveling in a less-than-sunny situation? The line also has reflective hits for low light visibility.

The new Eagle Creek National Geographic Guide Series was inspired by National Geographic Explorers, but was designed for the adventurer in all of us. So pick your bag, open that water resistant zipper and start dreaming about how you’ll fill it up! It’s time to go adventuring and make new backpack memories.

If you’ve picked the perfect pack, remember that organization is key. The weather-proof and wipe-able Pack-It Storage compression cube set is also part of the National Geographic Guide Series.


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