Eagle Creek Tarmac 28 Wheeled Luggage

Priced: $350.00 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 5 reviews.
Eagle Creek Tarmac 28 Wheeled Luggage
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Eagle Creek Tarmac 28 Wheeled Luggage.
Rugged meets elegance with the Eagle Creek Tarmac 28 Wheeled Luggage. Ideal for both city-to-city travel and long outdoor adventures, this wheeled luggage bag offers an incredible fusion of style, durability and convenience. For starters, it comes in an ultra-light construction and sleek design that let you travel in ultimate comfort. Its ES2 Wheel and Touch Point Handle System lets you bag handle any obstacles your journey throws at it. Plus, its pocket is molded to protect against abrasion. There are also sole patches to protect critical wear points, as well as wheel housing that can withstand destructive blows. Also equipped with a built-in Pack-It organization, you can pack more and save space. Loaded with features to let your travel a more enjoyable experience, the Eagle Creek Tarmac 28 Wheeled Luggage is a must-have for every traveler.

Key Features.


  • Ultra light weight construction and sleek design for the cross-over business/adventure traveler
  • Tarmac 28 is made from rugged Bi-Tech™ fabrics for extreme abrasion and weather resistance


  • Padded exterior pocket measures 22 in. and features an additional padded tablet sleeve
  • Features Eagle Creek’s travel-tested handle system as well as multiple padded grab handles on the top, side, and bottom for easy grab-and-go


  • #10 lockable, self-repairing zippers have finger-friendly zipper pulls for easy opening/closing
  • #10 lockable zippers secure main compartment and have finger-friendly zipper pulls; luggage locks are sold separately
  • Large interior zip mesh pocket
  • Durable hardware, zippers and fingertip friendly pulls
  • Main pocket features a zippered cargo net that supplies compression when used inside; or attach it to the outside of the bag for use as a utility net


  • 2 exterior compression straps help stabilize and secure luggage contents


  • Molded pocket protects against abrasion
  • Lockable quick-stash 3-1-1 pocket contains Coat Keeper to securely attach outerwear to your luggage and a key fob with Porter Key bottle opener


  • Expandable main compartment adds 15% more packing space
  • Wheel housing protects against destructive blows
  • Detachable piggyback clip offers add-a-bag versatility
  • Urban obstacles such as stairs, curbs and taxi trunks
  • Reflective accents improve dusk and nighttime visibility
  • ES2 Wheel and Touch Point Handle System
  • Built in Pack-It organization - Shoe Box and Stash Cache for optimal use of space
  • Designed to integrate the Eagle Creek Pack-It System (includes suggestions)
  • Sole Patches protect critical wear points
  • Includes rugged wheels with sturdy wheel housing, a skid plate, bumper protection and a travel-tested handle system
  • Slip-away luggage tag and color contrast helps identify your bag

The Eagle Creek Tarmac 28 wheeled luggage offers plenty of space for long adventures, with built-in durability and convenient travel features.


Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Eagle Creek's updated Tarmac 28 now has even more durability, weather-resistance, and functionality than ever with the same lightweight carry you've come to expect.
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Bag style:Luggage
Carry-on Compatible:No
Carry-on size:No
Dimensions:Standard: 18 x 28 x 14 in. (46 x 71 x 36 cm)Expanded: 18 x 28 x 16 in. (46 x 71 x 41 cm)
Gear capacity (L):108 liters
Gear capacity (cu. in.):6,600 cubic inches
Laptop compartment:No
Material:Coated polyester
Number of exterior pockets:2 + main compartment
Pack Fabric (Primary):Bi-Tech
Type:Wheeled Luggage
Volume:Standard: 6600 cu. in. (108 L)Expanded: 7625 cu. in. (125 L)
Weight:10 lb. 8 oz. (4.8 kg)
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Eagle Creek Tarmac 28 Wheeled Luggage Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

For me, probably the perfect bag!

Well, this bag is fantastic! I was looking for something to hold a bunch of gear for a bunch of different kinds of trips and this does it. Not only does it hold all the gear I need, but it does it with lots of room to spare. Just excellent.

As an example of what it easily holds, I took a mountaineering trip. This bag held:

*Double-plastic mountaineering boots (these are huge normally, but I wear a size 13 so even bigger than most!)

*75cm Ice Axe (longest standard sized ice axe; I'm tall)

*2 x ice climbing axes

*2 x trekking poles

*Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Down Parka (to be fair, this was in a stuff sack while in my luggage)

*Several large pairs of gloves (BD Guide Gloves, Hestra Heli Mitts, etc.)

*climbing helmet


That's all the large and oddly-shaped things, so those plus all the other gear (thick socks, several lighter jackets/hardshell, base layers, etc. etc.). It held all this, plus workout clothes, and daily clothes. I'm used to splitting things between my checked bag and my carry on, but this time my carry on was lonely. I'm confident that if I actually used the space extender on the bag, I could get a two-person tent and compressed sleeping bag in there!

That's just on a mountaineering trip. It successfully holds everything for cycling trips as well, such as my helmet, gear, shoes, etc.

But the real gem is that it holds everything so comfortably. Very sturdy and large wheels that seem to be fairly all-terrain (I've rolled it across bumpy dirt/grass). It's a really sturdy and well thought out bag. Once I get everything in, the net/catcher thing inside the bag cinches down on top of the stuff so I can open the bag without everything falling out. The coat holder is an excellent idea as well. I get to the airport and put my coat on top of the Tarmac 28 until it's checked.

I have a long stride so I'm used to roller bags hitting my heels as I walk with them. This is the only one I've used without that problem.

Can't think of anything else. Just superbly organized with the inside and outside pockets, coat hanger, etc. My favorite bag and I can't imagine spending this kind of money on something that wasn't perfect.

Cons: The bottle opener doesn't work that well. I have one of those Nite Ize carabiner bottle openers that I keep in my various pieces of luggage anyways, so no big deal. I think I would have preferred the addition of a lanyard clip for keys. Normally as soon as I lock up at the house I put my keys on my checked bag lanyard so I don't lose them. This bottle opener/key lanyard one is a little weird in that it kind of slides into a loop in a pocket on the bag instead of clipping in. Not super worried, but if I go travel abroad for weeks, I want to be 100% sure I don't lose my house/car keys somewhere along the way and this system doesn't give me that confidence. Thus, I use one of those Nite Ize locking s-biners for my keys and the bottle opener for the bottles. You can see what I mean if you look at the detail shot of the Tarmac 28 that includes the bottle opener/lanyard. It would probably be fine, but I'm not taking the risk.
Dr. Science at REI on 01/01/2014

Great piece of luggage, our second one

Own three other pieces of Eagle Creek Tarmac luggage. 22 25 and now two 28 inch cases. The light weight allows you to pack loads of clothing gear or whatever and stay under airline weight limits. Huge when you're traveling internationally!
Ernie B at REI on 10/10/2013

Eagle Creek rocks!

Great value for money. I have a few other Eagle Creek bags but this one's size is good for a weeks vacation or business trip.
Rodd at REI on 08/08/2013

I would buy this product again and again

Used it on vacation both on land and by cruise
Rich the pharmacist at REI on 09/09/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Good luggage, bad wheels

Overall quality of bag is good, but the wheels were too brittle. They were cracked and broken by the airline, but they should have been better designed.

I had hoped Eagle Creek cust service would replace for free, but they wanted me to ship back the whole suitcase, which would cost more than the new wheels if ordered seperately. I ended up buying new wheels from Eagle Creek since no one else makes the size needed. Also, they charged me as much for shipping and handling as the price of the wheels!
E85 at REI on 03/03/2013