Starting today, Eagle Creek is offering numerous new items to its Pack-It Specter line of ultra-lightweight packing aids.
First is the Specter Starter Set consisting of a Specter medium garment folder, a Specter cube, and a Specter half cube. ($56)
New, lightweight, padded e-sleeves are also available. These include perforated EVA foam padding and a power port opening for in sleeve charging.
The Spector Laptop Sleeve 15 measures 15 x 10.5 x 1 in/38 x 26.5 x 2.5cm, weighs 3.5oz/100g and costs $26.
The Specter Laptop Sleeve 13 measures 13.5 x10.5 x .75 in/34 x 26.5 x 2 cm, weighs 3 oz/85g and costs $25
The Specter Tablet Sleeve measures 10.5 x 8.25 x .5 in/26.5 x 21 x 1.5 cm, weighs 2.25oz/64g and costs $18.
The Specter Mini-Tablet sleeve measures 8.25 x 5.75 x .5 in/21 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm, weighs 1.5oz/42g and costs $16.
The Specter Shoe Sac measures 16 x 9 inches/41 x 23cm, weighs 1 oz/30g and costs $18.
The Specter OnBoard has seven organizer pockets, two zippered compartments, a stow away swivel hook, carry handle and is protected by a layer of perforated EVA foam. It measures 10 x 7.5 x 4.5 in./25.4 x 19 x 11 cm, weighs 5.5oz/115g and costs $45.
The Specter Wallaby has three organizational compartments, a stow away swivel hook, carry handle and is protected by a layer of perforated EVA foam. It measures 10 x 7 x 3 in./25.4 x 17 x 8 cm, weighs 4 oz/114g and costs $38.
Eagle Creek sent me a sample of the Specter Wallaby for review. Like the other Specter line products, I found it to be well made, lightweight and perfect for the job. It is now my first choice as a toiletry kit for travel. I chose one in tangerine because I figured it was the one color that would be hard to miss and leave behind. I also like the layer of foam protection on the front and back.
For years I used Eagle Creek packing cubes, folders and sacs and have since replaced them with the lighter Specter line. They do the job and save weight. And as every one bag traveler knows–ounces count. I figure I’ve saved well over a pound in total weight by switching.
All of the above items are made of semi-translucent, 30d Silnylon Ripstop, are water-resistant, anti-staining, washable and covered by Eagle Creek’s lifetime warranty. Most of the items are available in Tangerine, Strobe Green or White with a Strobe Green trim. Stores like Magellans, REI and the Container Store have additional colors that are currently proprietary to them.
If you prefer the older, heavier duty Eagle Creek Pack-It items, many of those have been redesigned as well.
All photos courtesy of Eagle Creek.