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Product Features

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty* against defects in materials and workmanship
  • Upper compartment measures 25" x 15.5" x 7.5" and lower compartment 25" x 15.5" x 6.5"
  • Premium YKK® zippers include photo-reflective cords for nighttime safety and lockable D-rings discourage tampering
  • Recessed, locking telescoping trolley handle extends to two heights: 43.5", 40.5" for optimum maneuverability
  • Designed with the intricate organizational details that’s made eBags brand a favorite for over 15 years
  • The eBags TLS Collection is designed to be "Tough, Lightweight & Smart" - it's built with premium durable 840D & 900D Twisted Poly and the best telescoping handle system and wheels available. If we put our name on it, you can trust that we stand behind it.
  • Upper compartment measures 25" x 15.5" x 7.5" and has the following features:
  • A smaller zippered top pocket is perfect for last minute items. 13.5" x 6" x 4"
  • Lockable u-zip opening for easy loading. 14 x 13.5"
  • Hide-away Add-A-Bag strap stores inside a zippered pocket
  • Two curved zippered side pockets
  • Zippered mesh pocket under the lid. 13" x 12.5"
  • Two webbing tie-down straps to secure packed contents
  • Two removable fiberglass rods provide a tip-free design – even when expanded. To learn more about how to install the fiberglass rods and how to replace the wheels, click here
  • Lower compartment measures 25" x 15.5" x 6.5" and has the following features:
  • Two zippered mesh pockets. 11" x 13"
  • Compression-molded EVA bottom that is exceptionally lightweight and flexible
  • Two movable shelves give you flexibility to pack and secure your belongings the way you want to
  • Convertible single/double compartment provides flexibility in how you pack. Unzip the floor that divides the upper/lower section, roll it up and secure it in place with two clip straps. Now you have one extra-large compartment measuring 25" x 15.5" x 14"
  • Zippered 1.5" expansion gusset increases the packing volume by 18%
  • External features of the bags are as follows:
  • Four exterior Compression straps keep a partially filled bag condensed, and overfilled bags constrained
  • Easy-to-grab front handle is bar-tac reinforced for strength
  • Front feet double as a second grab handle - great for overhead compartment and car trunk lifting
  • Auto-retracting top lift handle keeps a low, out-of-the-way profile when not in use
  • Privacy-mesh ID pocket on the side never gets separated from your bag
  • Interior is lined with high visibility orange nylon – to make finding small things easier
  • Recessed, locking telescoping trolley handle extends to two heights : 43.5", 40.5". None of the heel-kick found on short-handled bags
  • Patent-pending ABS center brace for trolley system rigidity
  • Quiet wheels glide on sealed ball bearings. While it's unlikely to be an issue, we designed them to be easily replaced if needed - because we know that things happen!
  • Lockable D-rings on primary zippers discourage tampering and keep luggage locks in a consistent location
  • When used for airline travel, be sure to check with your airline for any weight limitations

Detailed Product Description

The eBags TLS Mother Lode Junior 25" Wheeled Duffel was featured in the Outside Buyer's Guide Summer 2010 issue: "Brawny and balanced...superior construction...rock steady."

Tough Lightweight Smart – TLS truly defines the new Mother Lode series. We've completely re-designed our best selling wheeled duffels and added new features and innovative functionality and performance without added weight. If you're looking for outstanding design, style, and function, you'll find it in the TLS Mother Lode series.

Designer Notes

When we set out to design the new Mother Lode wheeled duffels, we first turned to the experts – our Customers. Combing through thousands of testimonials, our goals were to identify the most (and least) loved parts of the bag, what were the key missing features, and what was the over arching mood of our customer. After 12+ months of development, we're confident the TLS collection will exceed your expectations. We kept the best parts of the orig. Mother Lode and added a number of new features: add-a-bag strap, expandability, compression straps, more zippered pockets, a flexible bottom compartment , an innovative patent-pending backbone for rigidity, and beautiful fabric. Enjoy! Bernard Majeau, Director, Product Development

Product Specifications

iExterior Dimensions:
25.5" x 16" x 14"
iInterior Dimensions:
Not Available
iLinear Inches:
11 lbs, 8 oz
5881 cu. in.
840D & 900D Twisted Poly
The capacity of 5,881 is when expanded. 4,976 cubic inches when not expanded.
Limited Lifetime Warranty* against defects in materials and workmanship
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"Love,love,love this bag! Was worried that it would be too small for 10 day vacation, but this held everything! 2pr. espadrilles, 4 sandals, toiletries, flat iron, purses, scarves, and belts just in the bottom section. The removable partitions are a plus. The top section for clothes was amazing. I fit way more than I needed, which left me room for purchased items. All of the pockets were perfect for lingerie and undies. I plan to purchase one for my husband and each of my two kids. Stayed @ 45#, which has never happened before. The green is great for finding in baggage claim. Does show some dirt from the conveyor belts. Zippers and wheels are high quality and the front and bottom straps make for easy lifting."
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"Now for the big question: how much does this bag hold? I packed for a 3-week trip to various climates 55 degrees/rain to 82 degrees sun, over rough terrain (cobblestones, stairs, rocky sidewalks, etc.) I am a 50 year-old woman who took a 10-day cruise (no formal nights) and 11-day overland trip, hauling her own luggage. PLEASE NOTE: I did not pack my toiletries in this case! I used the Savvy tote for toiletries, camera, small pocketbook, tablet, chargers, etc. I packed the following, in an UN-expanded case weighing 17.1 kg: SHOES: 2 pair Skechers Bikers slipons, 1 pair Skecher GoWalks, 2 pair wedge sandals, 1 pair Keans, 1 pair EasySpirit slipons, 1 pair heeled clogs. OUTERWEAR: 1 thick cotton field jacket, 1 thin cotton field jacket, 1 cotton cable knit sweater/tunic, 2 lightweight shrug cardigans mid-elbow sleeves, 2 cotton overblouses that you wear over tank tops, 1 thin cotton poncho, 1 cotton yoga hoodie, 1 WeatherTamer vinyl thigh-length raincoat. PANTS: 1 pairs velveteen trousers, 1 pair French terry flare pants, 2 pairs acetate mid-calf gaucho pants from Chicos, 2 pair cotton chinos ankle length from Gap, 1 pair linen drawstring pants, 2 pair floor-length gauze cotton palazzo pants. SHIRTS: 3 nylon quick-dry golf type shirts, 9 very thin nylon mesh shirts from SweetPea/Staci Frati [HIGHLY recommended for travel!], 2 thin cotton t-shirts, 4 thin cotton tank tops, 1 thin rayon t-shirt. UNDERGARMENTS: 7 pair nylon panties, 4 poly-nylon padded camis, 3 bras, 4 pair no-show socks, 3 pair peds, 1 pair ballet slippers, 1 thin nylon bathrobe, 1 silk bathrobe, 1 lightweight PJ set. OTHER: 1 Totes umbrella, 4 spare reading/sunglasses, foldable shopping bag, spare charger for tablet and camera. ---What did I bring back in my (now) EXPANDED 20.5 kg duffel?: Souvenirs totaling an amount about equal in size to a large shoebox. --Note that I never wore the Keans, Skechers GoWalks, one of the 2 pairs of sandals, or the yoga hoodie. Use that info accordingly."
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"I bought this suitcase after receiving the 29" version as a gift (in the now-discontinued grey color), and loving it for international travel and long trips. I decided to get the 25" model as well as a still-roomy but not quite so gargantuan option. Like it's bigger sibling, this is a phenomenal suitcase. I'm not a light packer, but I can still comfortably fit two weeks worth of winter clothes and gear for me, or one week for my husband and me. I love the moveable dividers in the bottom section; they're wonderful for organization, for distributing weight, and for protecting items (electronics, breakables) I don't want jostled. (As a side note, I also use packing cubes with this suitcase, which are very helpful.) I have now used this suitcase for three trips, and it seems very sturdily constructed and has held up well. The handle and wheels seem especially nice compared to some of my older (non eBags) luggage. A note on color, since that was something I debated before purchasing: the "sinful red" color is gorgeous. As a few other reviewers have mentioned it is not a true fire engine or deep red, but I find it to be a very lovely bronze-ish red (though not glitzy or metallic, very tasteful), and I think it looks very nice and put together. I haven't had any trouble so far with markings or stains on the fabric; it looks like new. My only complaints about the bag are very minor ones. I wish it had a handle on the side somewhere, as the cloth handles currently on the bag look nice and work well if you know where to look for them, but seem to occasionally confuse luggage handlers at the airport. I also wish the bags could "nest" into each other for storage. Overall, though, I'd happy make those trade-offs for such a great, well-organized suitcase, and I'm glad I made the purchase. My husband keeps trying trying to steal mine, so we may be back for more in the future!"
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