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Eagle Creek Tarmac Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

3.56
based on 504 reviews


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

Check all the pros and cons here.


70% of the reviewers give the Eagle Creek Tarmac a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (51%)
Good (19%)
Average (15%)
Poor (6%)
Bad (7%)





Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Eagle Creek Tarmac

  • Reviewers agree that the Eagle Creek Tarmac luggage makes traveling comfortably.
  • Other reviewers found that the polyester material of the bag makes it durable.
  • They mentioned that it has lockable zippers and a central lock point.
  • They also said that the trodden wheels of the bag have protective wheel housing, a skid plate, and a bumper.
  • Laptop users lauded the presence of a sleeve dedicated to keeping their gadgets safe and secure.
  • Gadget savvies likewise praised the sleeve devoted to their tablets.
  • Other reviewers noted that the presence of its multi-directional spinner wheels.
  • Other users noted that its dynamic spin wheels deliver an effortless directional mobility.
  • Many users found that it has a durable polycarbonate shell.
  • Users thought that the pack is versatile.
  • They have also mentioned that its wheels roll smoothly.
  • According to those who have used the backpack, the bag is stylish and well-made.
  • Testers noted that the bag is recommended for traveling and outdoor adventures.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user thought that the handle keeps sliding out when on lower height settings.
  • Another user felt that larger laptops may not fit inside the bag.
  • A reviewer had an issue with the two halves of the bag.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Eagle Creek Tarmac models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity75.75 l (4623 cuin)
Weight iconWeight7.4-13 oz (3.4-5.9 kg)
Length iconLength9.5-14 in (24-36 cm)
Width14-20 in (36-51 cm)
Height22-30 in (56-76 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Eagle Creek Tarmac 26

40% choose the Eagle Creek Tarmac 26

40 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity75.75 l (4623 cuin)
Weight iconWeight11 oz (5 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height26 in (66 cm)


Eagle Creek Tarmac Awd 22

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20% choose the Eagle Creek Tarmac Awd 22

20 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey




Eagle Creek Tarmac 29

20% choose the Eagle Creek Tarmac 29

20 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Grey


Specs
Weight iconWeight11 oz (5 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height30 in (76 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 17 inches


Eagle Creek Tarmac 22

20% choose the Eagle Creek Tarmac 22

20 %
Colors and combinations:

Green


Specs
Weight iconWeight7.4 oz (3.4 kg)
Length iconLength9.5 in (24 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height22.5 in (57 cm)




Eagle Creek Tarmac awd 22 vs Tarmac 26


The two most popular Eagle Creek Tarmac models are the Tarmac awd 22 and the Tarmac 26, so let's compare them:

The Tarmac awd 22

Popularity and Prices

In total, 60% of the people interested in the Eagle Creek Tarmac bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Tarmac 26 which is choosen by 40% (2 times as many as the 20% that choose the Tarmac awd 22).

Tarmac awd 22Tarmac 26
Most popular

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black, blue, green and grey.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Eagle Creek Tarmac features:
  • Wheeled/rolling
  • Compression straps
  • Reflective
  • Carry-on size

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Media pocket

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 Tarmac models (the most popular choice is the Tarmac 26).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
2675.75 l11 oz0.14 oz/L



Rankings


vs Eagle Creek Bags

The Eagle Creek Tarmac ranks #22 compared with the other Eagle Creek bags.

20Eagle Creek Universal Traveler
3.61
Eagle Creek Universal Traveler
21Eagle Creek Afar
3.58
Eagle Creek Afar
22Eagle Creek Tarmac
3.56
Eagle Creek Tarmac
23Eagle Creek Gear Warrior
3.54
Eagle Creek Gear Warrior
24Eagle Creek Adventure
3.50
Eagle Creek Adventure

vs All Bags

The Eagle Creek Tarmac ranks #2331 compared with all the bags we have checked.

2329Camelbak Kicker
3.56
Camelbak Kicker
2330Eagle Creek Tarmac
3.56
Eagle Creek Tarmac
2331Samsonite Winfield
3.56
Samsonite Winfield
2332Timbuk2 Delta
3.56
Timbuk2 Delta
2333Orange Mud Hydraquiver
3.56
Orange Mud Hydraquiver



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Eagle Creek Tarmac vs 4 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Eagle Creek Tarmac vs Eagle Creek Adventure


Eagle Creek Tarmac
Eagle Creek Tarmac

3.56
BEST
Based on 504 reviews
Capacity: 75.75 l
Weight: 7.4-13 oz
Price: $$$


Eagle Creek Adventure
Eagle Creek Adventure

3.50

Based on 475 reviews

Capacity: 79.5 l
Weight: 7-7.8 oz
Price: $

  • The Tarmac is rated a little bit better than the Adventure.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 979 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Tarmac is 5% smaller than the biggest Adventure (76 L vs 80 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Tarmac is 67% heavier than the biggest Adventure (13 oz vs 7.8 oz).

FeatureTarmacAdventure
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Reflective
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Tarmac is available in these colors:
Blue
Green
Grey




Eagle Creek Tarmac vs Eagle Creek Expanse


Eagle Creek Tarmac
Eagle Creek Tarmac

3.56
BEST
Based on 504 reviews
Capacity: 75.75 l
Weight: 7.4-13 oz
Price: $$$


Eagle Creek Expanse
Eagle Creek Expanse

3.36

Based on 273 reviews

Capacity: 38.5 l
Weight: 1.55-9.6 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Tarmac is rated a little bit better than the Expanse.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 777 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Tarmac is 100% bigger than the biggest Expanse (76 L vs 38 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Tarmac is 35% heavier than the biggest Expanse (13 oz vs 9.6 oz).

FeatureTarmacExpanse
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Reflective
Wheeled/rolling

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey

Only the Tarmac is available in these colors:
Green

Only the Expanse is available in these colors:
Red




Eagle Creek Tarmac vs Eagle Creek Gear Warrior


Eagle Creek Tarmac
Eagle Creek Tarmac

3.56
BEST
Based on 504 reviews
Capacity: 75.75 l
Weight: 7.4-13 oz
Price: $$$


Eagle Creek Gear Warrior
Eagle Creek Gear Warrior

3.54

Based on 558 reviews

Capacity: 76-91.5 l
Weight: 6.4-8 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Tarmac is rated about the same as the Gear Warrior.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,062 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Tarmac is 21% smaller than the biggest Gear Warrior (76 L vs 92 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Tarmac is 62% heavier than the biggest Gear Warrior (13 oz vs 8 oz).

FeatureTarmacGear Warrior
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Media pocket
Reflective
Wheeled/rolling

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Tarmac is available in these colors:
Green
Grey

Only the Gear Warrior is available in these colors:
Purple




Eagle Creek Tarmac vs Eagle Creek Load Warrior


Eagle Creek Tarmac
Eagle Creek Tarmac

3.56

Based on 504 reviews
Capacity: 75.75 l
Weight: 7.4-13 oz
Price: $$$


Eagle Creek Load Warrior
Eagle Creek Load Warrior

4.35
BEST
Based on 619 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 4.6-5.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Tarmac is rated worse than the Load Warrior.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,123 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Tarmac is 141% heavier than the biggest Load Warrior (13 oz vs 5.4 oz).

FeatureTarmacLoad Warrior
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Media pocket
Organizer panel
Reflective
Ultralight
Water resistant
Wheeled/rolling

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Tarmac is available in these colors:
Green
Grey







Selected Reviews


Enroute Traveler

While I love the ease and simplicity of the interior, I wish one of the dividers had shoe sleeves or small pockets.

Posted 25 March 2016 by Lara - Read full review

Mtn Weekly

Overall the combination of rugged all weather material, a professional business feel and the dependability of Eagle Creek’s 35 years of innovation come together to create the best piece of wheeled luggage currently on the market.

Posted 9 October 2014 by Mike Hardaker - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019