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Eagle Creek Deviate Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 42 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Deviate - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

69% of the reviewers give the Eagle Creek Deviate a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (52%)
Good (17%)
Average (4%)
Poor (12%)
Bad (12%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Eagle Creek Deviate:

Reviewers like these things about the Eagle Creek Deviate

  • Many reviewers noted that the Eagle Creek Deviate backpack could be used as a carry-on pack when traveling.
  • Other reviewers pointed out that the bag could be carried light due to its molded polycarbonate frame sheet.
  • They also said that its frame sheet provides exceptional durability to the pack.
  • Many users thought that it is easy to access the main compartment of the bag due to its large panel load opening.
  • Several reviewers found out that the pack is compressible.
  • Many of the users thought that its stowable rain cover is sufficient gear in keeping the bag dry.
  • Users noted that the bag has a designated compartment for a three-liter hydration bladder.
  • They pointed out that quenching thirst has become more accessible due to its elastic loop which secures the hose.
  • Several testers also felt that its lockable zippers provide enough security for the things.
  • Other users pointed out that it was accessible to grab items from its pockets.
  • Due to the protection of bag, several users thought that it has anti-theft features.
  • Reviewers said that it was comfortable to use the backpack.
  • Testers felt that it could wick moisture through its air mesh straps.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that the bag feels very stiff due to its internal frame.
  • Another user thought that its seams have a tendency to come loose due to poor stitching.
  • A reviewer said that it might be a little small to fit a lot of items.


Crowdsourced specs across all Eagle Creek Deviate models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity60 l (3661 cuin)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Eagle Creek Deviate 60

100% choose the Eagle Creek Deviate 60

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Capacity iconCapacity60 l (3661 cuin)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Eagle Creek Deviate features:
  • Hip belt
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration compatible
  • Hydration bladder
  • Compression straps
  • Raincover included

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Organizer panel
  • Reflective
  • Carry-on size

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Eagle Creek Deviate models (the most popular choice is the Deviate 60).


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The Eagle Creek Deviate ranks #26 compared with the other Eagle Creek bags.

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The Eagle Creek Deviate ranks #2870 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Eagle Creek Deviate vs the Osprey Farpoint.

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Eagle Creek Deviate vs Osprey Farpoint

Eagle Creek Deviate
Eagle Creek Deviate


Based on 42 reviews
Capacity: 60 l
Price: $$$

Osprey Farpoint
Osprey Farpoint

Based on 2,251 reviews

Capacity: 38-76 l
Weight: 3-4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Deviate is rated quite a lot worse than the Farpoint.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,293 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Deviate is 27% smaller than the biggest Farpoint (60 L vs 76 L).

Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Raincover included
Removable daypack
Side pockets
Sternum strap

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Deviate is available in these colors:

Only the Farpoint is available in these colors:

If you want the best travel backpack for any adventure, you’d not go wrong with either Eagle Creek Deviate or Osprey Farpoint.

Both bags are lightweight and durable, come with a daypack and have excellent organization (zippered and drop-in pockets).

The Creek Deviate model is made of nylon and polycarbonate frame and has good suspension that makes it perfect for exploring new cities as well as for short hikes. It has 5 zippered and 1 RFID blocking smartphone pocket. Other distinguishing features include: travel duffel, sternum strap hip belt, and a removable brain.

Osprey Farpoint is designed for comfort and convenience during travel and can survive severe travel abuse. It's considered as one of the most durable travel backpacks for its stiff, large frame (though it can be cumbersome sometimes). It's made of nylon with alloy frame, has 4 zippered and 3 drop in pockets and gear attachment points in addition to the detachable daypack.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019