August 10th, 2007

Eagle Creek Introduces the Redesigned Tarmac Collection

Eagle Creek, the leading maker of travel gear, announced today the introduction of the redesigned and refined Tarmac series for Spring 2008. 

The new Tarmac offers a sleek design and more internal organization; a generous stow-away Shoe Box, wipeable for dirt resistance, and the Stash Cache, a discrete compartment for belts, ties or other tuck-away items, designed to maximize internal packing space. The series integrates seamlessly with Pack-It™, and suggested packing solutions are included. 

The new Tarmac, like all ES2 wheeled pieces, features the Touch Point™ Handle System; an ergonomic soft grip handle and adjustable height capability, as well as the ES2 Wheel System; wheel housing, kick plate and foot reengineered for added structure, additional superior protection and reduced carrying weight. A new grab handle feature is incorporated into the protective foot for ease when putting the bag in an overhead bin or car trunk. 

The ES2 oversized super-tread wheels are lightweight, ultra durable and designed for a smooth ride over urban obstacles. Four-Point Luggage Protection protects the Tarmac at all critical wear points and includes a front bumper guard and Eagle Creek's unique Sole Patch corner guards. As with all the Exploration System, the new Tarmacs are backed by an industry exclusive, No Matter What guarantee.

All ES2 pieces are designed with fabrics of varying weights to dial up toughness while dialing down carrying weight. Strategic material blocking is utilized for increased durability. The Tarmac features Eagle Creek's exclusive Helix™ fabrics, laminated for added structure. In abrasion testing, Eagle Creek's Helix™ fabrics proved to be lighter with durability equal to or better than Cordura™ fabric of the same denier. The sleek design, coupled with supreme toughness makes the Tarmac as ideal for the perpetual road warrior as for the adventure traveler. 

Tarmac Plus One NEW: A lightweight carry-on with zip-off daypack; the ideal companion for the short trip and multi-activity traveler. 

Zip-off daypack:

  • Sized to fit under-seat during flight
  • Hideaway backpack straps
  • 15 in. laptop sleeve and front organizer pocket

Tarmac 20: Ideal for 1-3 day trips and meets both domestic and international carry-on standards. 

Tarmac 22: Ideal for 1-5 day trips and meets domestic carry-on standards. Expandable main compartment adds 15% more packing space. 

Tarmac 25: Ideal bag for multi-destinations, city-to-city and international business travel; sized for 1-3 week trips. Expandable main compartment adds 15% more packing space. 

Tarmac 28: Perfect for far reaching destinations, city-to-city and international business travel; sized for 2-4 week trips. The expandable main compartment adds 15% more packing space. 

The Tarmac ES has received accolades and praises from travelers and the media alike, honored as Field Test Winner' by Money Magazine and as top pick by Consumers Digest Magazine. Building on proven marketplace success, the new Tarmac will maintain the same light weight and capacity with additional built-in organization, durability and functionality.

About Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek is a maker of adventure travel gear, luggage, travel accessories and packing solutions for active, adventurous souls.  Founded in 1975, California-based Eagle Creek, Inc., invented the adventure travel gear category, introduced the industry's first convertible backpack on wheels, and is revolutionizing the way travelers pack with its Pack-It™ gear organizers, folders, cubes, sacs and toiletry kit organizing system.