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Eagle Creek Afar Backpack

Eagle Creek Afar Backpack is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 38.
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Product Description Item No.   10318424

The Eagle Creek Afar Backpack is a laptop backpack for traveling to school, work, and other cities. The 34L size is ready to swallow all your gear, included up to 17" laptops in the padded compartment. Don't fear lugging those books or a whole load of oranges, the backpanel is nicely padded and the shoulder straps contoured for comfort. The fabrics are burly and tough for handling daily use and abuse, so go about your day as normal. Stash snacks and water bottle in the side mesh pockets and the front mesh pocket is great for quick access to a rain jacket.

FEATURES of the Eagle Creek Afar Backpack

  • Lockable zippers and central lock point
  • Padded compartment sized to fit a 17" laptop, plus an electronics pocket
  • Sternum strap buckle with integrated safety whistle, reflective accents and light attachment loop
  • Exo-Skeleton seamless composite fabrication strategically strengthens wear points for maximum abrasion resistance
  • Water repellent, Geo Ripstop and Helix fabrics with bartack reinforcement for strength
  • Designated laptop compartment with passport pocket
  • Padded breathable back panel and contoured backpack straps with tuckaway waist belt
  • Adjustable sternum strap with integrated safety whistle
  • Electronics pocket, document slip pocket, zippered mesh pocket, pen slots and key fob
  • Mesh side pockets and front stretch pocket with daisy chain
  • Padded top grab handle and compression straps
  • Reflective finger friendly pulls
  • Back slip panel for securely stacking on wheeled luggage

- + Product Specifications
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 12
Weight: 27 oz
Dimensions: 12.5 x 20.5 x 8.5 in.
Fabric Details: 420D Helix Ripstop, 420D Helix Oxford, 1000D Helix Ballistic
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US and Canadian Addresses.
Features: Carry-On Size, Compression Straps, Sternum Strap, Laptop Compatible
Gender: Unisex
Best Use: Travel
Pack Capacity: 34 Liters / 2075 Cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 17 inch
Trip Length: Day
Frame Type: Frameless
Pack Access: Top
Rated 2 out of 5 by from top handle broke at first use seemingly perfect for carry on short trips, well padded straps, great compartment design but not possible to avoid using top strap to transfer to resting spot in plane or destination and this broke the first day!! sewn with a few casual stitches, then transport became very difficult when not on back
Date published: 2013-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hole in 32 Days I purchased this Bag on a trip in Germany in June and On a recent commute a hole had developed near the top of the bag, by the zip (where the two pieces of material joins.) The bag was only 32 days old. Eagle Creek are only taking responsibility for the repair of the bag and not the delivery costs. Even if this is a clear manufacturing defect. Overall I quite like the bag, particularly the size, number of pockets as well as weight of the bag. However I still disappointed with the Quality Control with the manufacturing of the bag.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Magical Afar Pack is an "AHA" pack. You have mis-named this Afar pack; it should be called the AHA! pack. I use this pack for day hikes although a metrosexual, digital-friendly computer commuter will find this pack close to perfection. Here are this pack's greatest traits: velvet-like zippers, clean design with no loose straps, forgiving shoulder straps, outstanding comfort. I am a compulsive gear person (super picky), and I give this pack an A+. The only improvement I have made is to attach padded shoulder straps to the hip belt so it can carry a good load without strap pressure on my hips. Eagle Creek, you all are truly magical. Your products are intelligent, thoughtful, and at the highest level of creativity and pragmatism. Thank you for your consistent excellence.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wonderful but with a design flaw Love the new design. It is NOT 'all ways secure' The laptop compartment is secure when wearing the backpack as the straps are in front of the zipper but it does not have a locking zipper (some zippers have the small holes in the zipper that are designed to put a lock through-- not sure what the official name so I will call them locking zippers). This is a no-go for me as I like to lock my laptop during long flights to Africa so I can feel a little more comfortable when I want to put my bag above me to sleep on flights over 12 hours. This has been a reoccurring problem with Eagle Creek as most of the backpacks have some locking zippers but not all of the zippers are locking zippers. I was looking to replace my EC Conor flashpoint backpack that has a locking zipper on the laptop compartment BUT not the main compartment. EC just needs to use locking zippers on all the compartments - I would gladly pay the extra money to get a backpack I can completely lock up. I loved the look of this bag but since I can't lock the laptop compartment, it is being returned.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bag for college students I am a college student who wears a back pack most of the day, and who commutes on a bicycle. This back accommodates useful volume of stuff (computer plus 3 textbooks) without becoming too bulky. I only have one minor gripe and it is regarding pockets for small things. I carry various non-valuable items like mini purell bottles and a folding toothbrush and it would be nice to have a small external pocket for these so that I wouldn't have to open the main compartments (which have lockable zippers) to access them. Overall, the bag is well-made, comfortable, and suits my needs.
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I purchased this for a trip to Maui and Moloka'i. I have several other Eagle Creek luggage items, but wanted to really go light this time. After comparing literally dozens of different day packs from various vendors, I went with Eagle Creek (again!) and this new offering. Using it in combination with the Specter sacks, I have packed everything I need for two weeks with room to spare. (Well, my EC fanny pack is going along, too.) Despite racking my brain for something missing or a way to improve the product, I can't think of ANYTHING. Kudos to the design team on this one. You knocked it out of the park! P.S. This is the first bag I've owned with a dedicated laptop compartment and I really appreciate that feature. I can get my ThinkPad out for TSA screening without disturbing the rest of the pack. P.P.S. As the other reviewer stated, the Ochre color rocks!
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good Found zippers a little rough to "zip", why no lock on the COMPUTER SLEEVE? (hello?) Paper pocket in computer sleeve needs a better way to close/secure. Over-all a good value, replacing my old PacSafe backpack which handled small items better but was too small and too difficult to get into.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ochre Afar is awesome! I purchased this pack in Ochre for car-camping, day hikes, and overnight trips. I really really like the Ochre, it stands out and although it is not a "pretty" color it is very appealing. It is very comfortable to wear. The compartments are well-thought out, and the mesh section outside the smaller front pocket is very useful. I use the Pack-It Cubes & Sacs to help make the most of my room, but it is very roomy on its own!
Date published: 2014-02-18
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