Disclaimer: I received an Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Duffle Bag to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Where to start? The pic above is what showed up in a box one day. Wasn’t sure what I was getting to test but I did not expect it to be so small in initial appearance. But, wow, was I in for a surprise. Tight and compact and travels well is a quick way to describe this duffle. Ah, but what happens when you OPEN it up. The pic below is a shot of how I packed it up to go on vacation. Over a week gone and I put in items for multiple runs and other various workouts.
Sorry that it looks like a jumbled mess but that’s how I pack sometimes. And I had the space. Lots of it. And excessive amount. I could have packed at least one more pair of shoes and two days worth of running outfits had I needed to. AND it still would have fit in the overhead bin on the plane. Oh, that brings me next to how easy it is to carry around. And the multiple ways to carry it. On the airport? Piece of cake.
It also has regular duffle bag handles and the. Also a side handle to carry it like a briefcase. Three ways to take this awesome product along with you. Can’t beat that!
Another positive is the inner, large pocket of the bag (the main storage) is rather well protected from water. Not waterproof but heavily water repellent to the point that you would have to dunk the bag in a lake or be standing without cover for a while in a torrential downpour for your stuff to get wet. The outer pockets are also water repellent but due to how the zippers are positioned when holding/standing with the bag, they are a little more likely to get wet inside. Still, this is a very durable duffle and so extremely useful. I have found it to be perfect for my trips to the gym. It holds my weight gloves, extra shoes should I do the treadmill, towel and my mini drawstring bag of resistance bands that I use to complement my free weight workout.
The material is a strong Bi-Tech Armor Lite fabric and only weighs about 12oz when empty. Light as a feather. And don’t forget I said it was compact to pack away when need be.
So check out www.eaglecreek.com and see what they are all about. You won’t be disappointed, I can guarantee that.
If you have any questions or comments, fire away. I’d love to hear from you!
And, as always, happy running!