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eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Review

The Good: Incredible functionality and innovative design, low price, and life warranty make this backpack a must have for anyone who travels often. 

The Bad: The straps offer little comfort for longer use, and the waist strap offered is the most basic solution. The pack is relatively large and heavy. 

The Verdict: For all the cons that come with this backpack, there are at least three pros. It's an amazing piece of gear to have on any travel, although it's not great for hiking or everyday use. 

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eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible is a dual purpose backpack that is technically a suitcase. It fits the dimensions required for a carry-on bag, and it is just full of versatile compartments. It's inexpensive, well made, and the fact that you have a lifetime warranty by the manufacturer definitely adds to its appeal. This backpack is perfect for longer travels and you can fit an incredible amount of stuff inside. Probably the best thing about this pack is the price, which is just a steal for a backpack of this size and functionality. 


There is nothing exciting about the TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible backpack. It looks like an average backpack, although a very large one. It comes in several colors, and is made from a high quality Polyester.  TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible backpack features padded shoulder straps that aren't too comfortable and are bellow average in quality. The waist strap is not padded and is just a simple polyester strap with a buckle. Hauling this backpack for a longer duration of time may prove to be uncomfortable.  


Functionality is where the TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible backpack shines. There are just so many compartments, both inside and out, with innovative packing systems and adjustable dividers. It's an extremely modular backpack that can easily be used as an all around piece of luggage on your travels. There is a designated place for everything, and if you end up with unused space, it is designed in a way that won't make it a nuisance. Needless to say, it's not a backpack made for hiking or everyday use, but it's definitely something to consider if you are looking for a pack to have on week long travel. 


  • Dimensions: 22" x 14" x 9"
  • Capacity: 54L 
  • 840D & 900D Twisted Poly
  • Lifetime warranty


TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible backpack is an amazing product that is well built and offers innovative design. The price makes it a bargain, and the unlimited functionality it offers is rarely seen on the market. If you travel frequently, and don't want to haul a suitcase around, this backpack may be just what you're looking for. 

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