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Eagle Creek Tarmac Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.12 based on 314 reviews


Crowdsourced specs across all Eagle Creek Tarmac models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity74.5-120 l (4546-7323 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)

Reviews Summary

70% of the Eagle Creek Tarmac reviews are good or excellent!

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

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.

Popular Models

Eagle Creek Tarmac 26

40% choose the Eagle Creek Tarmac 26

Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity74.5 l (4546 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

Colors and combinations:


Eagle Creek Tarmac 29

20% choose the Eagle Creek Tarmac 29

Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight11 oz (5 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height30 in (76 cm)

Eagle Creek Tarmac 22

20% choose the Eagle Creek Tarmac 22

Colors and combinations:


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

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Eagle Creek Tarmac features:
  • Wheeled/rolling
  • 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.

2674.5 l11 oz0.15 oz/L
30120 l13 oz0.11 oz/L


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The Eagle Creek Tarmac ranks #5 compared with the other Eagle Creek bags.

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The Eagle Creek Tarmac ranks #633 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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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 January 20, 2019