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Product Features

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty* against defects in materials and workmanship
  • This ultimate carry-on travel backpack includes countless organizational details and a laptop compartment
  • Full expansion zipper adds 10% more packing space for all those treasures you pick up along on your journey
  • Main compartment is 19" H x 5.5" D x 13” to 14” W and front is 19” H x 3 to 5” D x 13” to 14” W
  • Patent-pending eBags Laptop Sling adjusts to securely cradle laptops up to 11.75” x 17.5”
  • Click here to see an animation of the Laptop Sling in action
  • Zippered mesh panel inside the lid of the main compartment helps to divide and organize - many customers place dirty clothes in one side to keep them separated from clean ones.
  • Fold-down shelf in the main packing compartment splits the space in half and reduces the shifting of contents to the bottom. If you don’t want to use it, un-snap it and fold it down.
  • Internal tie-down straps in the main compartment are generous in length and adjust from "high" to "low" cinch positions, keeping contents from shifting.
  • When clipped into the “high” position, the tie down straps function as internal compression straps pulling down on the TOP of your clothes as well as the side gussets which prevents clothes from getting excessively wrinkled. When clipped “low”, they pull from the bottom edges should you wish to secure items underneath clothing.
  • Snap-out zippered mini-pocket at the top of the compartment which helps keep small items, such as prescriptions, separated and easily accessible to keep on your person.
  • The double-zip “U” shaped front compartment features a travel organizer pen pocket, phone pocket, medium and large zippered pockets, zippered mesh pocket, and an extra-long key leash.
  • Zippered "forehead" pocket is a convenient place to store 3oz liquids for easy access at Security.
  • Vertical zippered front face pocket is perfect for boarding passes and will not “walk open” no matter how long your journey.
  • A discrete water bottle pocket stores inside a zippered pocket, for better checked-baggage durability.
  • Hidden inside the zippered pouch pocket is the TLS ID pocket so you won't ever need to worry about losing a luggage tag.
  • Four exterior compression straps are carefully placed to provide maximum compression and reduced stress on the zippers. This way if you start your journey with a partially packed bag, you have a way to prevent the contents from sloshing around.
  • Hide-away contoured backpack straps are generously padded with Airmesh and feature a fully adjustable/removable sternum strap system - this way you can carry the bag comfortably as a backpack or convert it into a suitcase. We also included a removable shoulder strap so you can carry the bag as a duffel.
  • Accessory loops are well placed, and the shoulder strap webbing is easily adjusted with a tug on the thumb-loop speed-cinch webbing
  • Self-repairing YKK® coil zippers use double sliders on almost all openings. Some have pullers that use photo-reflective sport cords for nighttime safety.
  • Lockable D-rings on primary zippers discourage tampering and keep luggage locks in a consistent location
  • Three padded grab handles (top, bottom, side) for safe lifting from trunks and overhead compartments, and from beneath a seat.
  • Adjustable/removable well-padded shoulder strap
  • High-visibility 210D orange nylon lining makes finding your stuff a lot easier - plus it's fun!
  • Simple, effective, removable waist belt measures 48 inches fully extended
  • Total weight of bag only (without additional straps) is 3 lbs. 6 oz.
  • 840D Twisted Filament Polyester exterior
  • Includes all premium YKK buckles to ensure a lifetime of use
 

Detailed Product Description

This is the ultimate solution to hands-free travel. The new eBags Mother Lode TLS Weekender Convertible Junior is the slightly smaller version of the original TLS Weekender that was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle Travel section in December 2009: "...Best-of-field award for design, materials and value." Quite possibly the last Travel Pack you may ever need, this Carry-on Convertible is loaded with smart features; If your laptop's middle dimension (width) is no more than 11.75", and the longest dimension (length) is between 10.0" and 19.0" (17.5" for the Junior), the Laptop Sling will adjust for a perfect fit, expandable compartment, contoured Airmesh backpack straps, travel organizer, fold down shelf, the list goes on and on - and at 3.7 lbs, it's amazingly light weight.

Designer Notes

Customer feedback inspired us to build a smaller version of our TLS Weekender Convertible. If you are smaller framed and have a shorter torso, the TLS Weekender Junior is the perfect hands-free carry-on convertible. Enjoy!
Bernard Majeau, Director, Product Development
 

Product Specifications

iLaptop Compartment Dimensions:
18" x 11.75" x 1.5"
iSize:
Medium
iExterior Dimensions:
19.5" x 14" x 9"
iInterior Dimensions:
Not Available
iLinear Inches:
42.5"
iWeight:
3 lbs, 5 oz
iCapacity:
2538 cu. in.
iMaterial:
840D & 900D Twisted Poly
iWarranty:
Limited Lifetime Warranty* against defects in materials and workmanship
iSKU:
EB2146-19
iCatalog #:
CT39-241465
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Ratings Summary

Overall

4.7

Based on 1,815 Ratings

96% recommended
Appearance
4.7
Durability
4.7
Organization
4.8
Price/Value
4.6
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"Let me start by saying, I used to use a spinner 21" carry-on suitcase when I'd fly, but with more and more travelers bringing carry-on luggage (rather than checking bags) I found that the overhead space was usually full on my flights. Because of that, I'd either have to check my suitcase at the gate or stick it in a space nowhere near my seat. Well, last year, I began to pack a backpack rather than a suitcase, so I would have the option of stowing the bag under my seat in case the overhead was full. I took 7 week-long trips last year and tried several different backpacks, but not a single one offered all of the features I was looking for. So, I purchased this bag a month ago hoping it would be the perfect one. Turns out, I absolutely love it! I just returned from a casual, week long trip to Houston, and this bag held so much more than I ever could have imagined! I am an over-packer, and with this being a "junior" bag, I thought it might be too small, but it was far from it. I was able to pack 2 pairs of jeans, a set of pj's, workout/sweat pants, 10 tops, a cardigan sweater, a belt and a scarf, a pair of flats (shoes), all of my undergarments, my purse and a 9" tablet, my toiletry bag, and a 1/2" binder. The bag was lightweight, easy to carry, had comfortable straps, and best of all, had a slim profile! It was not bulky at all, thanks to the overall design & the compression straps. The organization was well-thought out and suited my every need. I returned from my trip with additional items (8 fleece headwraps) but it was completely unnoticeable! I was so impressed with this bag that I plan on using it on all of my future flights. No more backpack testing for me, I've finally found the best one! However, if I could change one thing (and this is a very minor issue for me) I would want a thicker, more stable water bottle holder. The one on this bag is sort of flimsy."
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"I can't believe how much I packed into my Weekender Junior. I am glad I didn't get the bigger version. This one fit the accepted carry on standard. I packed 2 weeks of clothes (3 pairs of lightweight travel/hiking pants, 6 tops, 2 sets of pajamas, underwear, socks), toiletries, several paperbacks, my laptop, hairbrush, flat iron, small gifts,and several documents. It weighed 25 lbs stuffed full, computer included. After experimenting with how to pack it, I realized that this makes a big difference on the distribution of the weight. I also used someone's excellent tip to convert the over the shoulder strap into a lumbar support fanny pack which really helped to balance the weight. I am five foot three and while the pack was heavy, I didn't have any problems travelling overseas with it, though I am pretty strong for my size. I would highly recommend not packing jeans or other heavy clothes. Lightweight hiking pants (REI, EMS sell them) pack much better and are easy to rinse out during travel. I bought the purple color and I LOVE it. All the pockets are great too. The top front one fit all of my bottles of 3oz toiletries for 2 weeks and was super easy to take out at the airport for screening. The laptop section is nicely padded and also easy to access and it has a nice inside strap feature to hold the laptop in if the zipper opens by accident during travel. The medium size packing cubes fit perfectly in the Weekender Jr.I bought a combo pack and used the largest one for dirty clothes and zipped them into the inside mesh compartment. The packing cubes were worth the extra money because they really organize your stuff!"
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"Bought this backpack for a 9 day trip through Germany. We switched hotels every night and walked around during the days. This bag saved my back and held everything I needed to make the trip comfortable. My mom and sister had rolling bags that they struggled to get down cobblestone streets. Not me! Load it up and go! I went back and forth between the Junior and the full size. I think the full size would have been too big and wouldn't have fit in most overhead bins on the planes. In a pinch, I could shove the junior under the seat in front of me. (It took all my leg room but that was better than checking it!) I use it now (that I'm not traveling) to cart around photography props but it will go on every long distance trip I take from now on."
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