Why We Chose The Eagle Creek Migrate Duffel 60: Tough, traceable, eco-friendly
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The trusty duffel makes the perfect adventure bag, whether you’re heading off on a weekend camping trip or a Himalayan climbing expedition.
The 60-litre Eagle Creek Migrate duffel has plenty of qualities to recommend it as a good travel companion. It’s the perfect size to take as carry-on, and slings easily over your shoulder or on your back thanks to the dual haul and pack straps. It’s also tough and durable, utilising a water-repellent 900-denier heavy-duty TPU fabric. This is a better alternative to PVC, which can leak toxins into the environment. The TPU is made from Bluesign-approved material, while the duffel’s water repellent coating was developed by harvesting windscreen plastics from landfill sites in Asia. Talk about junk in your trunk…
The sustainability credentials don’t end there, however. A visit to the product page on the brand’s website means you can see exactly where every component part of your duffel was made, via an interactive supply chain map. This means Eagle Creek can ensure that their products are made with responsibly sourced and sustainable materials, right back to source, and produced in factories that support workers’ rights. It’s an impressive commitment to transparency and traceability that we appreciate.
In terms of features, the duffel has plenty of nice little touches too. We particularly liked the fact that the side clasps can be unbuckled to offer an additional 5 litres of packing space, for when that zip just won’t quite do up. The bag also folds flat for compact storage when empty. Seamless bottom bathtub construction means that water shouldn’t soak through, even if it gets left on wet ground.
There’s a front zipped pocket for smaller items and a wide zipped main opening. This has large looped zip pulls to help you easily access the interior, even if wearing gloves or mitts, and you can thread a padlock through the zippers for added security in transit. Chunky grab handles at the sides and ends of the bag make it easy to get hold of, and could also be used as lashing points.