Luggage that Works When You’re at Home
While useful when you need it, luggage can be a pain in the butt when not in use. A rolling bag’s typically-rigid rectangular volume requires a big hunk of closet space, often displacing stuff that’s in regular circulation. Luggage manufacturer Eagle Creek has come up with a very clever solution for this problem with their EC Lync system. The bag’s frame collapses and the whole thing can be put into a small stuff sack.
But wait, there’s more.
All of the four available sizes can be used as backpack as well as rolling bag–a big bonus for someone like me who often prefers carrying his luggage rather than wheeling. And the bags are light: the smallest one (2220 cubic inches) is 4 lbs 6 oz with frame and a mere 1 lb 12 oz without; the largest one (4525 cubic inces) is 5 lbs 5 oz and 2 lbs 5 oz, respectively.
The bags range from $255-300–more than a Samsonite, but less than something like a Tumi. The bags seem pretty bomber and Eagle Creek offers a lifetime “No Matter What” warranty, which is not totally no-matter-what, but should cover most reasonable and semi-unreasonable repairs. Overall, it’s not a ton of money if you’re a frequent traveler and storage space is short.
Hat tip to Bill Allen