Friday, August 23, 2013

eBags Mother Lode Weekender Convertible --- Review

eBags.com --- the largest online retailer of bags and accessories---carries complete lines of name brands in every shape and size, seemingly for every task where one needs to haul something...a lot or a little.

Maybe having all those labels to examine and dissect ---explains why this company-is now offering some of its own branded merchandise...AND gets the details and needs of consumers. Very well.

Case in point-we got to try out the new eBags Mother Lode TLS Convertible---recently for a weekend wedding that required a few wardrobe changes. We were impressed with the thoughtful features that organize all our stuff, making them easily accessible with lots of options on where to put what- with multiple ways how to carry the load.


padded grab handles (3), outer zipped pockets for ez access to keys, wallet, smartphones etc, accessory loops, and lockable D-Rings on primary zippers, adjustable/removable shoulder strap...Size: 22" x 14" x 9"
Durable too-we are sure these bags -that would fit into a commercial airplane's overhead compartment-would also survive being tossed around by baggage handlers.



another compartment and outer zipped pocket.  




easy access --- double u shape-organizer compartments inside- and key fob



some zippers have pullers-plus self-repairing YKK zippers use double sliders on most openings
another smaller zipped side pocket-with pouch that closes with toggle


bottom of bag nylon tough with another padded grab handle (3 in all)


padded grab handle up top 


padded with Airmesh adjustable backstraps tuck into back when not in use---and there's a waist belt locks with a click- too-keep it secure (grey strap). Big deal-laptop/tablet compartment with a protective foam back- cradles the electronics via a a patent pending adjustable Laptop Sling---plus


need more room-side zipper expands the bag size---plus there are exterior compression straps -one pictured clipped shut...another padded side grab handle


very roomy interior...with mesh zipped compartment inside lid, small zipped pouch that snaps out, and interior tie down straps. Easy to dab clean lining in orange-good color to see things against. 


all this stuff-fit into the eBag---and with plenty of more room if needed. Great, handy size.






Weight: 3 lbs, 15 oz
7 color options including Blue Yonder (pictured)
Price: $99.99---is a very good one!

Added plus-website has how to videos that explain the features...and there's a lifetime warranty/free shipping/customer service par excellence.

Info: eBags



eBags also makes packing cubes that come in a 3 piece set (small, medium, large). The mesh front lets the air in and allows for easy id of contents, YKK® zippers with corded double zipper pulls make operating snag free, and there's even  a webbing handle for carrying. Good for packing items snag free- and in our case, very handy organizing what we wear by the occasion. 
eBags Packing Cubes - 3pc Set -



Price: $29.99



web handle
Small size: 11" x 6.75" x 3" 
Medium size: 13.75" x 9.75" x 3" 
Large size: 17.5" x 12.75" x 3.25"