What is the best alternative to Eagle Creek Gear Hauler?
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The Redwing 40 has loops at the front for hanging things off of, and mesh pockets for holding anything that may need to dry out. It has large pockets on both sides for water bottles, and a compartment at the front with lots of internal pockets for organizing. See More
There are no internal straps in the main apartment to keep clothes from moving around. And due to the fact the top of the pack zips away, you are left with the main compartment having 3 walls instead of 4 when unzipped. Combined, it's hard to keep your clothes and other belongings where you want them if not using bags or packing cubes. See More
This bag weights only 2 lbs 3 ounces, with most of the features you'd expect out of both a duffel and a travel backpack. Eagle Creek added smart features for saving weight. For example, the backpack shoulder straps are unclipped and attached to eachother, which forms the single cross body strap. See More
The J38 is a versatile pack, but not specifically designed for travel. It has some features you may not have a use for (such a pole loops) and is lacking in features you may find helpful (like a laptop sleeve). The shape is not ideal for storage (under seats, or in the overhead). See More