This time of year any of us with the $$$ and the time are heading north to ski/shred .. and all too often getting slammed for excess baggage as that cheap fare turns out to be not so cheap after all with the small need for hydration & sustenance on the 10 hour or more haul etc. But its excess baggage where they sting you bardes, so smart solutions to get around it are welcome. Eagle Creek have been doing that for a while, with a global reputation, and now they are available from independent luggage and camping stores down under.
For years, Eagle Creek have endeavoured to make the whole packing process easier by creating smarter bags rather than larger bags. However their latest release is not just a smarter bag, it’s two smarter bags.. Simply unzip the front of the bag from the main body and pop out the liner and your left with a gear bag as well as a wheeled bag. The wheeled bag and the gear bag are roughly the same size, so there is no need to worry about over packing one and not the other. The wheeled bag features a polycarbonate back shell to offer ultra-light weight and super tough durability to protect your belongings. This along with the waterproof bi-tech fabrics, durable wheels and the new ExpandStand hinged foot provides even more protection as well as stability on the move.
Meanwhile the gear bag is as versatile as they come, with multiple carry options including zip-away backpack straps, removable padded shoulder straps and multiple grab handles. It also features a ‘bathtub’ construction on the bottom of the bag to further resist water if your bag ends up in a puddle.
Put your ski/board boots in one and the laptop/cameras etc in the other for example.
The designers at Eagle Creek pride themselves on mastering the art of packing, which is why the Morphus has been created with their patented Pack-It System to fuse form and function into a simple packing solution. Sold separately, the super versatile Pack-It Cubes help you organise and compress your clothing to make use of every inch of the bag, as well as make it easier to unpack and find what you need when you need it.
The Morphus is available in two different sizes: the Morphus 22 which has a capacity of 48L and the Morphus 30 which has a 93L capacity. Designed to be as versatile as your journey require; no matter what conditions, how much you pack or how souvenirs you bring home, the Morphus will have your back.
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Eagle Creek Morphus 22 RRP: $449
Eagle Creek Morphus 30 RRP: $549