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Eagle Creek (company)

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Industry  Retail
Products  Luggage Accessories
Founded  1975
Area served  Worldwide
Website  www.eaglecreek.com
Parent organization  VF Corporation
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Key people  Roger Spatz (President)
Headquarters  Carlsbad, California, United States
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Eagle Creek is an American luggage manufacturer headquartered in Carlsbad, California. The company was founded in 1975 in the San Jacinto Mountains of California, and in 2007 was acquired by VF Corporation. Originally supporting California, the company has evolved to be an international wholesaler with distribution to Canada, Europe, and other countries.

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History

Eagle Creek was founded in 1975 by Steve and Nona Barker in the San Jacinto Mountains of California, where they ran a retail store called Mountain People selling custom mountain packs. Production began in a 1,500 square feet (140 m2) manufacturing facility in Solana Beach, California.

After beginning negotiations in late 2006, Eagle Creek was acquired by VF Outdoor, Inc., a subsidiary of clothing company VF Corporation, in January 2007.

Products

Eagle Creek was the first company in the market to market the "adventure travel gear" category and the first to offer travel backpacks. It also claims to be the first to utilize double needle seam stitching and a built-in organization panel in a backpack.

Its products, in chronological order by date introduced, include:

  • Hiking packs (1975)
  • Travel packs (1980)
  • Undercover - under-clothing wallets (1985)
  • Pack-It - "Folders, Cubes and Sacs" for luggage organization (1996)
  • Pack-It Specter - translucent packing organizers (2012)
  • Switchback - first convertible rolling backpack (1996)
  • Exploration Series - luggage and bags (2003)
  • Morphus - travel bag that zips apart to become two full-sized bags (2013)
  • Awards

    Eagle Creek has won various awards for its products. Its Morphus travel bag was named Best Roller Bag in Men's Journal and chosen as a ORWM 13 Show Editor's Pick. Furthermore, its ORV Trunk was the 2014 Outside magazine travel award winner. and was named Gear of the Year in 2008. The 2-in-1 Ultra-Lights were awarded National Geographic's Gear of the Year in 2014.

    References

    Eagle Creek (company) Wikipedia


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