Highly durable, equipped with multiple organizational compartments, and touting travel-friendly features, the Granite Gear Cross-Trek 22” Wheeled Carry-On Duffel offers excellent performance at a budget-friendly price.
With multiple storage compartments and organizational options, an array of travel friendly features and a budget friendly price, the Granite Gear Cross-Trek 22 Inch Wheeled Carry-On Duffel is ready to accompany you on your next trip. Let’s take a closer look at what makes it such a great travel companion.
Before we take a look at all of those organizational features, I want to talk about the overall construction of the wheeled duffel. Granite Gear understands the wear and tear of travel, the potential for how this piece is going to be handled on flights, on trains, on buses, wherever you might be taking it. And the construction reflects that. You have got a very durable, obviously retractable handle here at the top of the pack. The fabrics here, very durable, very rugged and bolstered in those places where you are most likely going to run into the potential for some breakdowns of material. So you have got Hypalon reinforcements at the corner points. As far as the wheels are concerned, you have got very rugged wheels, makes this or allows this, rather, to roll very easily. They are also protect-ed with, again, some sturdier construction behind the wheel, around the wheel protecting that. They certainly can be replaced or repaired if need be, but should hold up very well.
You have got the ability for the pack to stand with those legs or kick stands there at the bottom of the duffel. You can see kind of a grab handle there. It makes it easy to pull it out of overhead compartments or off of luggage carousels if you did check the pack. And there are grab handles, haul handles at various places on the duffel. Again, just to make sure that when you need to put handles on it, when you need to grab it that you can do so and do so confidently.
Granite Gear builds some additional versatility into this pack by incorporating basically a stripped down backpack suspension system, so a water resistant zipper here on the face of the duffel. And tucked inside that pocket is contoured, fully padded shoulder straps. T the bottom of the pack there are also tuck away hip belt straps. Definitely a minimalist design to those straps, nothing fancy, but in those instances where you would prefer to carry the pack as a... or in more of a backpack style, you have got the functionality built in here to do so. That includes load lifter straps here at the top of the pack, an adjustable, sliding sternum strap, and adjustable points here on the harness as well once you have clipped that in place.
So now we are going to look at the organizational features. As the name indicates, this is a carry on worthy piece, at least for domestic travel. Its 22 inch length, 14 inch width, nine inch depth does meet the maximum restrictions for domestic carry on use. If you ever have any questions, certainly touch base with your airline to make sure that what you have got will work.
It holds over 3200 cubic inches of clothes and gear. I haven't come anywhere near maxing that out in the way we have packed it here.
Waterproof zipper, we already kind of mentioned there on the front in which the shoulder straps live, but you can certainly store other things there as well. Kind of a top access when you have got the duffel standing up right to get into a panel this direction.
First sizable storage compartment here on top. Pull that back. And you can see that there is also a bottom access to that pocket that we accessed from the top on the outside. So you can get into that pocket here, again, certainly just one more place to keep gear separator, clothes separated.
Kind of a shallow pocket here where I have got, you know, rain jacket. I have got hats and clothes there. And then a much, much deeper pocket or compartment down below that. Peel that open. You can see I have got shoes and other clothes in here as well. Again, great depth. So you can put tons and tons of stuff in there. You have got a kind of hanging mesh pocket there. I have got some socks and shorts in there. You will see that there is an additional zipper here that actually allows you to open that up so that this becomes a much deeper single large compartment if that is the way you like to utilize it.
So lots of versatility built in there. And certainly a ton of storage.
There is an additional zipper kind of hidden around the back here that expands the storage capacity here. So if you just don’t have enough room in that most compressed, com-pact state, you can open that up and buy even a little bit more room for anything and everything that you need to carry.
With its storage capacity, those travel friendly organizational features, the carrying versatility of the wheels, the pull handle, the back pack straps, the Granite Gear Cross-Trek 22 Inch Wheeled Carry-On Duffel is an excellent travel option.