Gear Review: ecbc Sparrow Wheeled Garment Bag
By Everett Potter
Luggage manufacturers are always trying to do more with less. After all, they need to abide by airline space restrictions while also giving travelers everything they might desire in a single piece of luggage. A case in point is the new ecbc Sparrow Wheeled Garment Bag. At first glance, it looks like the typical black nylon rolling bags found in every airport (actually, it come in grey as well).
But this is no ordinary bag. It features the ecbc FastPass® System allowing you to unzip a dedicated electronics compartment, lay the bag flat on the security conveyer and then go through TSA checkpoint without unpacking your laptop, tablet and cables.
The bag comes equipped with the ecbc Portable Power Pack, which is a quick charge portable battery that’s included and tucked away in its own pouch. It’s ideal for a quick charge while you’re in transit or for those situations where you just can’t find a convenient outlet. Better yet, it’s designed so that your devices can be charged within the bag.
As for your clothes, the bag has a garment section, with a garment hanger clasp, holding your hanging garments in place. There’s also extra space and pockets in that compartment for folded items.
The bag is clearly aimed at busy business travelers but I can’t imagine a leisure traveler who wouldn’t be happy with it. I’ve come to think of it as the Swiss Army Knife of rolling bags, with multiple tools that can make your travels easier and faster. Specs below. The retail price is $399. Check out the video to see the ecbc Sparrow Wheeled Garment Bag in action.
¨ ECBC FastPass® System
¨ ECBC Portable Power Pack
¨ Quick Charge Pocket
¨ 40 Liter Capacity
¨ Self-Repairing YKK Zippers
¨ Up to 15” Laptop w/Removable Modular Insert for Smaller Devices
¨ iPad/Tablet Pocket w/Removable Modular Insert for Smaller Devices
¨ High Density Protective Foam in Laptop & Tablet Pockets
¨ Snapback ID Tag
¨ Phone Pocket
¨ Quick Access / Ticket Pocket
¨ Zippered Water Bottle Holder
¨ Multiple Organizational Compartments
¨ Water Resistant
¨ Constructed with Nearly Indestructible Ballistic Nylon