Comments about Eagle Creek Hybrid Hauler Travel Pack - Medium Black:
I purchased this pack because I had no duffel bags at home and was going to take a small trip up to Oregon for the weekend. I was flying and only wanted to take a carry-on and personal item. While the bag doesn't officially meet the maximum requirements of carry on luggage, because it's a pack, it's shape can be compressed to make it fit. I had absolutely no issues at the gate and it easily fit in the overhead compartment on my flight. It has strops across the top that allows you to compress the height of the bag when you lay it down on the waterproof back to reduce the height and keep contents from shifting.
What I loved most about this bag is its versatility. It has a plethora of cary straps so no matter how you need to grab and move it, there is a strap that can accomodate. It can be worn with a single over the shoulder strap, or as a backpack. It was very comfortable for the short periods I wore it for. Another plus is its lifetime warranty. i had comfort in knowing if any zippers, handles, or strap were to break, they would cover it.
At the time of this review, I have absolutely no issues with this bag and I gladly add it to the list of items I've purchased that REI and do not regret.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend