The Denver Post - - TRAVEL - Ea­gle Creek Cargo Hauler Duf­fel XL is $119 @­gle­

It may not be ex­actly like pulling a rab­bit out of a hat, but pulling Ea­gle Creek’s enor­mous new Cargo Hauler Duf­fel XL out of its 15-inch by 13-inch by 4-inch-deep in­te­grated end pocket is quite a nifty trick. Un­zip the pocket and the Cargo Hauler un­folds to be­come a rugged 31.5-inch by 15.75-inch by 13.75-inch-thick wa­ter-re­sis­tant polyester duf­fel bag. For ex­tra re­sis­tance to abra­sion and stress, the Cargo Hauler has a foam-padded bot­tom and re­in­forced seams through­out. A big U-shaped dou­ble-zip­pered lock­able “lid” makes for easy top ac­cess to the main com­part­ment. The large-toothed tough zip­pers are meant for rough han­dling and have re­flec­tive fin­ger-friendly pulls that can be ma­nip­u­lated even while wear­ing heavy gloves. Two spa­cious zip­pered end pock­ets (in­clud­ing the one into which the en­tire duf­fel stashes) are great for re­triev­ing shoes, jack­ets and other gear with­out un­zip­ping the main com­part­ment. Six sewn-in heavy duty webbed loops spaced along the sides are for lash­ing the duf­fel to a roof top or clip­ping on other gear. You can carry the Cargo Hauler by its ad­justable re­mov­able con­toured padded back­pack straps, two padded top-haul han­dles or side grab han­dle. Or use the back­pack straps as dou­ble shoul­der straps. Per­haps the most mag­i­cal as­pect of the Cargo Hauler Duf­fel XL is that, de­spite the heavy duty ma­te­rial, mul­ti­ple pock­ets, straps and other fea­tures, the bag weighs in at barely 2.5 pounds. The duf­fel comes in a choice of five col­ors. It is also avail­able in three smaller sizes, but I’m par­tial to max­i­mum stor­age po­ten­tial in a frame­less duf­fel like this, es­pe­cially at such a light weight.

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