The eBags TLS Professional Weekender is geared towards those road warriors needing to carry lots of electronics as part of their job or who just want a sleeker, more professional looking bag.
Dimensions are 21″ x 14″ x 8″ and the weight is 4.4 lbs……or 3.5 lbs. (More on this later). It’s made of a combination of 840d and 900d twisted polyester. The volume, according to eBags, is 1948 cu in/31.9 cu liters.
Like most bags in this line, this one is not lacking in details.
The rear of the bag has a trolley handle pass through with a mesh back panel. However, the orientation of this one is vertical, like seen in the photo to the left. It might actually be longer than the handles of some wheeled bags. Not sure why they did it this way.
This container is what adds the extra weight to the bag. With it removed, the bag is about 10 ounces lighter. (Thus the difference between 4.4 lbs and 3.5 lbs.–approximately.) However, with in inserted and zipped closed, it adds a bit of lumbar support when wearing the bag on your back.
The rear side has an L-shaped zippered opening and a neoprene laptop sleeve. It can hold laptops up to 18″ x 14″ x 2″. The bag, and eBags, states that this compartment is checkpoint friendly so you don’t have to remove your laptop from the bag. However, that padded rear compartment mentioned earlier is at the bottom of this side and I always thought that nothing else could be with your laptop to make it checkpoint friendly.
There’s even a side mounted water bottle pocket. (Although it is fairly small.)
As with all eBags bags, the lining is orange throughout which makes findings things easier. A shoulder strap is included.
I told you this was a detailed, oriented bag.
The bag lives up to its claims. It looks good, is extremely functional, and comes at a reasonable price.
On the down side, the bag is heavy. Very heavy when compared to other convertible bags. My suggestion, if you can, is to remove the small container at the rear of the bag to lighten the load. Unless you are carrying something ultra-fragile, I don’t think it’s needed. YMMV.
The other negative is if you take this bag along with a wheeled suitcase. As mentioned earlier, the orientation of the pass through sleeve makes the bag, in some cases, longer than the handles on those wheeled bags.
If you’re a leisure traveler who doesn’t have to carry a heavy load, my suggestion is to stick with the other products in the eBags TLS line.
As most of you know, I’m a lousy photographer. If you want better photos, go to the eBags website for this product.
The eBags TLS Professional Weekender is only available in black. $149 (Subscribe to their daily emails and you should be able to get a the bag at a lower price.)
eBags supplied the bag for review. This, however, had no influence on the review itself.