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Paula Bag-
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Post Re: Eagle Creek Adventure Weekender Convertible
on: August 23, 2014, 22:55
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Hi Kathy, sorry, I've only just seen your question....... (I can blame Frank, I'm busy in minimalist mode in my house).
The ECAW is a bit smaller than a couple of bags I've used in the past and they fit under every seat of the different planes I've flown on.
To qualify that statement, my international flights between Canada - UK are either British Airways or Air Canada (777-300 / 763-300 & Embraer 170 / 190), I haven't flown anything smaller where, I should imagine, under-seat space would also be minimal.
The secret is to not over stuff your bag, keep the depth at 8 inches (the depth size of the bag) or even allowing it to expand another inch, as most under-seat space allows 9 inches.

I practice pack about 4 weeks before a trip, start getting really serious with my packing list, check weather forecasts of my destinations to get an idea, also mentally do my trip and think about what I'd wear for travelling about on transport or different situations i.e. evenings out, slouching around indoors, any special occasions to attend. Then about a week before, I start talking to myself whilst standing in my closet matching colours, choosing clothes........something I do when my husband is at work otherwise he'd have me sectioned off! LOL!
My experience is, the less clothes (and colours) I have to choose from on the trip, the more time I have going out and doing what I went there for. Next time I will be black, navy, denim and white, with a couple of colours to pop.
Don't know if anyone has given you these sites but they're helpful for ideas.........
http://www.theviviennefiles.com/
If you go into the blog files, she has done every colour imaginable.

http://travelfashiongirl.com/
Love this site, I've down loaded all her lists and PDFs.

Good luck and make the packing part of the trip fun.......otherwise it could send you crazy. 😉

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Post Re: Eagle Creek Adventure Weekender Convertible
on: August 24, 2014, 14:11
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Thanks Paula. I need to get into that minimalist mode in my house too! I hadn't seen the two websites. They look wonderful. Thanks for all the tips. I'm excited to try traveling with just carry on bags. I actually did it once for a 10 day trip. If my plans pan out, I will be doing an 18 day trip next spring with far more activities than the 10 day. Now that I've got the right bag, some packing cubes, and a great packing support network, I know I can do it and yes, I'll make it fun!

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Post Re: Eagle Creek Adventure Weekender Convertible
on: September 30, 2014, 19:42
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I'm taking my ECAW for a little trip to Niagara Falls mid October.......it's been begging me to use it. 😉
Just an overnight but we're going out for dinner and perhaps a visit to the Casino so a change into something a bit dressier from my day wear. Plus toiletries, pjs, travel kettle, and a change of footwear.
We only live a 90 minute drive away but NF weather can be hugely different from where we live, heck, it might even snow.......we've been caught out there before! So, memo to me, stash a warm jacket in the car!!

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Post Re: Eagle Creek Adventure Weekender Convertible
on: September 28, 2015, 09:13
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Between my wife and I, we have two ECAW bags. Now have two overseas trips and a number of stateside trips with them. They have held up well so far. Glad we have them.

As for fitting under the airline seats: it depends on the airline and which seat. I find that a sensibly packed ECAW will fit under most seats. Moreover, it fits in the very small Embraer jet overhead bins.

Bottom line: excellent bag for 1bag travel philosophy.

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