eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible




eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible

Quick Take

  • Lots of space (49 liters)

  • Constructed of tough, twisted polyester thread

  • Limited lifetime warranty

  • Carry-on size

  • Packs flat like a suitcase

  • Laptop compartment

  • Backpack straps can be hidden



TLS means "Tough, Lightweight, Smart".


Material: Twisted Polyester

The bag is made of polyester thread made tougher by twisting. The thread thickness is 840-denier. Thread thickness usually range from 600 to 1200 denier.


Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Warranties are a proof of manufacturer confidence as well as an assurance for the buyer. This backpack comes with a limited lifetime warranty covering defects in material and worksmanship.


Carry-On Convenience

The dimensions of the TLS Mother Lode: 22 inches high x 14 inches wide x 9 inches deep = 45 inches exactly. 45 inches is the magic number that should make this bag a carry-on with most airlines.

If you should need more space and won't mind the risk of checking in your backpack the TLS Mother Lode will allow two inches of expansion space.


Packing Space

Overall packing space is 3,000 cubic inches or 49 liters. typical ranges for backpacks start at 20 liters all way to 70 liters for those big hiking packs.


Packing Convenience

The first indicator that this isn't your regular backpack is that the main compartment's zipper goes around three sides of the bag, allowing you the convenience of packing this backpack flat, like a suitcase.

The main compartment gives you a fold-down shelf through the middle that gives you a bottom storage area and a top storage area; each storage area has its own tie-down strap. Your stuff will be better distributed and won't lie in a heap at the bottom of your pack anymore. Alternatively, you can fold up this shelf and have this one big space.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible main compartment

There's also a zippered mesh panel running the length of the main compartment that allows you to further segregate your stuff.

The bright orange interior color allows you to better see what you've packed.


Compression Straps

Once your all packed in, just to make sure everything is snug, this bag has four exterior compression straps to really make sure the contents don't shift, especially when you've got this pack on your back.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible external compression straps


Laptop Ready

There is a top-loading zippered compartment for 15-inch laptops. The bag provides a "laptop" sling which keeps your laptop from touching the bottom of the backpack.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible laptop compartment


Other Pockets

There is an easy access zippered pocket on the top front of the bag for things that you want to get to quickly.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible top front pocket

A zippered flap on the front opens to a huge secondary compartment. The flap that covers this area has a pocket for your mobile phone,plus some more mesh and zippered pockets.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible secondary compartment

Up front is another easy access pocket.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible front pocket

The bottle holder is off to the side and can zip out of sight when you don't need it. There is also a small pocket in the side for ID cards.

At the very front of the bag is an ultra-fast access vertical zip area.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible vertical front pocket


Convertible

This bag is referred to as a 'Convertible' because you can hide the backpack straps in special pockets at the back. During transport as checked luggage the straps can be put out the way to prevent tangling.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible from behind


Lots of Handles

Top handle.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible top carry handle

Side handle.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible side carry handle

Bottom handle. For easy pull-down from the overhead compartment bin.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible bottom grab handle

We also have a detachable shoulder strap.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible shoulder strap

A waist strap and a chest strap is included for greater pack stability and weight distribution.


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible chest and shoulder strap

All straps and handles are padded.


Take A Closer Look


Capacity

49 liters


Colors

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