eBags are, as their name suggests, an online bag retailer: they’re committed to thoughtful design and exceptional value, which should bode well for the TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible, a fully-featured travel bag which is available at a midrange price point. When it comes to backpacks for air travel, there’s plenty of quality out there at the budget end of the price scale; but the Mother Lode Weekender Convertible does a good job of justifying its price tag. With a huge number of interior and exterior pockets, padded shoulder straps and carry handles, an 840D polyester exterior and a high-visibility orange interior lining to make packing and unpacking easy in low-light conditions, there’s no denying that eBags have designed the Mother Lode with the modern flyer in mind. There’s even eBags’ own Laptop Sling (patent pending), adjustable to secure laptops up to 19” wide. Designed to come under all major airlines’ carry-on limits and weighing less than 4lbs when empty, this eBags travel backpack is a natural companion for the frequent flyer. The Mother Lode Weekender Convertible is available in either brushed indigo or solid black, and has an attractive, clean aesthetic in either style.