Q's for Eagle Creek Switchback Max ES Users

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1. Posted by gatotj (Budding Member 21 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


Caught by advertisement ;), I'm planning to purchase EagleCreek Switchback Max ES. This gear received lots of award, to what I read.

But still judging for correct size, whether 25 or 22. It may not be so often for me to have an all-the-way carry-on luggage on a plane trip, as I rarely hopping on & off without sparing sufficient time. But, we never know the future ;)

So, the Q's:
- Does the 22 is big enough for a three weeks trip? Assuming every 3 days is doing the laundry, and the outer compartment has been used for my 15.4" laptop.
- Do we need to separate main luggage and the daypack, once sit in the cabin?
- About the 25 size, what is percentage of "failure" to take on the cabin?
- Do we need locks for it?

Thank you in advance.

2. Posted by jodib (Budding Member 32 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I would get the 22 inch personally- i actually have an eagle Creek switchback bag that I use regularly- cant remember if it is the exact same model tho. But i find having the ability to attach and detach the daypack handy, rolling feature very useful. I usually like to detach the daypack in the cabin and stick it under the seat- like to keep certain things accessible and also safe with me and inaccessible to others. I have another daypack that is bigger that i ahve used when i for osme reason needed to take more than the daypack provided would carry, and i just either keep it on my back or slip it over the handle for the rolling feature if rolling the bag...

Depends how you pack- i have done a month's worth many times, and that is including both business and leisure clothes. but i pack mix and match with everything needing to go with at least 2 other things lol, packable, quick drying stuff and do laundry every day or two. I NEVER check my bags any more if I can possibly avoid it, as i have had the airlines lose too much stuff over the years...also it saves a lot of time waiting for luggage at the other end, even if it safely arrives. But that is just me...

I would expect that 25 inch would not go on board, would have to be checked most if not all of the time...jsut my two cents...

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Can anybody please help me with the EagleCreek Switchback? I'm interested in their carrying system. How does it compare to other backpack's? Does it resemble the Jack Wolfskin one or does it come closer to Deuter and other very good carrying systems? How is the padding?

The thing is that I want to have the 22l version.But I'm forced to order the dratted thing sight unseen from where I live right now. I rather not spent the money for shipping it to here and back to the store if the carrying system is not up to my standards.