Systems Go 35L Backpack Review

Score 78%

I just got the Eagle Creek Systems Go 35L backpack in the mail today, and wanted to give you a first look at it before it gets any use.


At first glance, Eagle Creek doesn’t disappoint its quality reputation with a well-designed and constructed bag that makes accessing your gear in an adaptable, efficient design. Backpack straps convert from a traditional backpack to a duffle style. Hip straps stow as well. Fabric material is a durable, water-resistant ripstop nylon that will shed the rain. I would still recommend a rain cover for prolonged exposure to the rain.

Back Panel:

The pack back panel is flexible, which saves on weight, but lacks in back support. The back panel holds a 15-inch laptop inside the main compartment, but I would recommend a protective sleeve for your computer, as the padding provided didn’t make me super confident for longer or more rugged trips.


All of the zippers with the exception of the side pocket are lockable. The biggest concern for me at this point is how easily Eagle Creek’s backpack straps are removed from either the top or the bottom. It wouldn’t be too difficult for someone to rip the velcro off the top, unclip the bottom of the backpack strap, or just cut one of the two and make off with the pack.


  • Size & portability
  • Adaptability of use
  • Ease of access to gear


  • Concerns about durability
  • Concerns about security for travel



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About The Author


Born a New Yorker and raised a New Englander, I always dreamed of going west after college in search of adventure and the outdoors. I found it in my new home in Juneau, Alaska during a year-long volunteer program after graduation. A year came and went, but I wasn't ready to leave the great white north. Four years later and still in Juneau, I decided to take another leap of faith and start Landscapes on the Run: Sustainable Adventure Travel.

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