The TripAdvisor 21” Wheeled Duffel—sure to turn your traveling friends green with envy.
In this age of crowdsourcing, the customer really IS king—one need only peruse any of eBags’ 3.4 million product reviews to understand the incredible power that real people have to influence the purchases of their compadres. Think about it this way: nobody knows better than the quintessential road warrior what to expect of luggage and other travel gear…and nobody will be more honest than somebody who’s really put a bag to the test.
TripAdvisor was a true pioneer of the peer review business model; as the world’s largest travel community, they have obviously found the key to unlocking the magic of user-generated content. So it’s with GREAT excitement that we announce our new collaboration with this undisputed travel industry leader! The NEW six-piece TripAdvisor Travel Collection, available exclusively through eBags starting TODAY, is inspired by the real-life expertise TripAdvisor’s most frequent travelers.
TripAdvisor knows a thing or two about getting from point A to point B,” says Mike Edwards, eBags’ CEO. So when they asked their most frequent travelers what they expect from their luggage, we were naturally very interested in what they had to say. With our gear expertise and their on-the-ground intel, this is a partnership that will not only benefit both companies—but also millions of travelers around the world.”
TripAdvisor surveyed more than 100,000 of their most passionate travelers, asking people to not only to identify the general categories of luggage they felt were essential to their trips—but also to dive deep into the specific features of each piece that they considered most valuable. Using the resulting data, eBags and TripAdvisor arrived at a curated collection of six essential pieces, including 21” and 25” Wheeled Duffels; a Toiletry Kit; 25” and 30” Spinners and a Portable Battery Charger.
As a company, we pride ourselves on being good listeners. Customer comments have driven countless refinements to eBags brand products, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to keep innovating every single day. Now, with TripAdvisor, we have applied the collective knowledge of millions of real travelers to real products. That’s a win-win for everyone involved! — eBags Co-Founder and EVP, Peter Cobb
TripAdvisor’s Headquarters in Needham, Massachusetts
Designed and manufactured by the teams responsible for crafting our own award-winning eBags Brand luggage and accessories, the TripAdvisor Travel Collection is held to the same standards as ALL eBags Brand products. Premium fabrics, thoughtful construction and carefully considered details will define the line, which is the first collaboration of its kind between two global travel industry leaders.
More good news: our two companies are also investigating additional ways to collaborate and share knowledge with one another. In the coming months, eBags will be launching eBags Escapist—a brand-new interactive travel expertise portal—which will feature destination-focused buying guides and packing lists inspired by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice best-of lists.
Looking for a little expert gear guidance on your next purchase? Shop the Travel Collection now!
While pursuing her graduate degree in Creative Writing at CU Boulder, Staci took a part-time job crafting trip itineraries for an extreme travel company—and so embarked upon an adventure that continues to this day. In the ensuing two decades, her passion for journey and destination alike took her everywhere from the Far East (backpacking in Cambodia) to the Wild West (wrangling horses in Colorado). Work and family permitting, Staci is devoted to her ongoing quest to find the perfect taco and the perfect point break. Fair warning: if she finds them in the same place, she’s probably not coming back.