Eagle Creek Cross Roads 22 - Luggage: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Eagle Creek Cross Roads 22 - Luggage: Reviews

   Photo: Mark Wiens

Your wish—sturdy backpack, civilized wheelie, suitcase-style interior—is this bag's command. The versatility of this carry-on-compliant hybrid was welcome during a couple of weeks of Greek-island hopping. Pack the 3,060-cubic-inch Cross Roads in your sleep; its undivided main compartment and front-panel pockets make the procedure blessedly simple. When cobblestone gave way to concrete, the Cross Roads ran buttery smooth, thanks to silky wheels and stainless-steel bearings. A quick zip converts it to backpack mode, and another zipper trick expands the main compartment 21.5 percent. www.eaglecreek.com

Bonus: The compact bag includes twin water-bottle holders and protective kick plates.

Bummer: Interior hold-down straps could be upgraded for better compression.

Filed To: Men's, Luggage

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