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Money Magazine Crowns Eagle Creek’s Tarmac ES 25 Field Test Winner

Eagle Creek’s Tarmac 25 is the ultra-light luggage solution for global travelers.

Eagle Creek, the leading brand of adventure travel gear, proudly announced today that the Tarmac ES 25 is recognized as the ‘Field Test Winner’ in Money Magazine’s May issue. The Tarmac ES 25 was tested against four competing wheeled uprights, scoring the highest ranking in every category – durability, functionality, favorite features and warranty.

The accolade from Money Magazine hit newsstands the same time as Consumers Digest (May/June) recognized Eagle Creek’s Tarmac ES 22 and the Tarmac ES 22 Suitor as ‘Best Buys in Luggage’ based on their durability, design, weight and price. These two reviews are on the heels of a similar field test to Money’s, of Eagle Creek’s Velocity 25 by Authur Frommer’s Budget Travel. In this independent test, Velocity 25 received excellent reviews in every category and was praised as ‘Best Performer’ in the February 2007 issue.

“As avid travelers ourselves, we understand the rigors that luggage will go through, and we work extremely hard to make the travel experience rewarding,” said Ricky Schlesinger, Executive Vice President of Eagle Creek. It’s are mission to make great travel gear, and we’re delighted when these efforts receive third party recognition.”

Eagle Creek’s winning rankings in the third party reviews are further validation of the commitment to excellence in design and innovation and ongoing leadership in the travel industry.

About Eagle Creek: Eagle Creek is a maker of adventure travel gear, luggage, travel accessories and packing solutions for active, adventurous souls. Founded in 1975, California-based Eagle Creek, Inc., invented the adventure travel gear category, introduced the industry’s first convertible backpack on wheels, and is revolutionizing the way travelers pack with its Pack-It® folders, cubes, sacs and toiletry kit organizing system. Visit for more information.