With its superior design, lightweight high-quality construction, and packing and handling versatility, my ORV Gear Pack has quickly become a favorite travel partner.

Overall Impression The Eagle Creek ORV (Off Road Vacation) Gear Bag was everything I ever hoped for in a duffle bag! Compact enough to meet airline carry-on requirements, it also managed to hold everything I needed to take along on two-week African safari. Its oversized, three-sided top opening and its two internal zip-up divider panels made packing a breeze. Contents were neatly stowed, readily visible and accessible. It stayed put even when the bag was tossed from the hold of a small airplane into the back of a land cruiser, and then taken on an hour-long rocky ride. The exterior organizer front panel kept my travel documents and reading material close at hand. Two interior zipped pockets were fitted into the top flap of the bag. One was lined with heavy plastic, making it an ideal place to store toiletries. The bag was lightly padded for optimum contents protection.

The ORV Gear Bag was as convenient to handle as it was to pack. It could be carried either with a conventional padded shoulder strap, as a backpack or using the sturdy grab handles located on the top and at each end of the bag. When not in use the padded backpack straps were tucked away in their own compartment at the bottom of the bag. This also provided additional padding to the bag’s bottom. The detachable shoulder strap featured one additional refinement: the triangular fastening loops were located on one side of the bag, near the bottom. This allowed the padded bottom of the bag to lay flat against the body while making the top handle easy to grab for additional stability; a welcome detail when jostling my way through crowded airports.

Although only three pounds in weight, the Eagle Creek ORV Gear Bag was exceptionally sturdy. It was made of tough, lightweight Cordura Nylon and all exterior seams were double-stitched. The bag came back from that African safari and several shorter trips since showing no signs of wear. With its superior design, lightweight high-quality construction, and packing and handling versatility, my ORV Gear Pack has quickly become a favorite travel partner.

Colors Black, Palm, Sangria and Sienna Mine is Palm.

Dimensions 26 x 10 x 13” (66 x 25 x 33 cm)

List Price $135.00

Manufacturer-Distributor Eagle Creek, Inc.

Materials Main body: 420 denier HT Ripstop Cordura Nylon. Bottom: 1000 denier Cordura Nylon

Type Of Product Carry-on duffle bag

Warranty Lifetime, a “No matter what repair policy”

Weight 3 lbs (1.36 kg)

Features Zip-up inside dividers customize bag to fit packing needs; oversize top opening for easy packing; three-way carrying options include hide-away backpack straps for hands-free carrying, padded top and ends grab handles and shoulder strap; exterior organizer compartment for travel documents; two interior side pockets, including one liquid proof; exterior compression straps to alleviate stress on zipper; meets many airlines carry-on requirements.

Countries Tested USA, France, South Africa, Zambia, Mexico

Date Of Last Review October 2007

Number Of Days Tested 30 days

ReviewersArticle and photographs by Josette King

Would You Use This Product Again? Yes

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