January 20th, 2009

New Pack Concept for Spring 2009: The Touring Pack

For Spring '09, Eagle Creek introduces a new category of packs, specifically designed for the emerging and under serviced traveler. The Truist Series is Eagle Creek's premier line of touring packs made for long days of comfortable carry, hut-to-hut travel and plenty of unscripted adventures. 

Until now, travelers who preferred the combination of a narrow pack profile and comfortable carry only had the option of backcountry packs, which lack features specific to travel - namely security, convenience and organization. Features like the X-ACT Suspension for a customized fit and comfortable carry; a Central Lock Point, securing main entry points with a single lock; Smart Travel Security™ with our patent pending Secure-Zip™ Toggle closures; a full front panel for easy packing and repacking on the road; and the waterproof Rain Safe cover to protect the pack in crowded areas and 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: Lockable full front panel, hybrid zippered and drawstring top and zippered bottom compartment
  • Bottom compartment with internal zippered stowaway divider
  • Front grab handle for hoisting bag into overhead compartments
  • Exterior bungee functions as in-transit laundry line 
  • Lash points for securing gear
  • Top expansion collar adds extra capacity for last minute packing
  • Integrates with Pack-It™

Modular Travel Pouch 

  • Clipping system offers 3-way carry options  
  • Smart Travel Security™ with patent pending Secure-Zip™ Toggle closure includes:
  • Audio portal
  • Fleece-lined electronics pocket
  • Zippered passport pocket
  • Detachable key fob
  • Pen slot
  • Stowaway waist straps

X-ACT Suspension 

  • Offered in fixed and adjustable, including a women's specific fit and S, M, L size ranges
  • 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
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Pulley-assist hip belt adjusts easily, customizes fit, and transfers load
  • Narrow grippy lumbar designed to fit a wide range of body types

About Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek 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, introduced the industry's first convertible backpack on wheels, and is revolutionizing the way travelers pack with its Pack-It™ gearfolderscubessacs and toiletry kit organizing system.