I’ve owned the Eagle Creek Tarmac ES 22 luggage for over a couple years now. It’s a great bag, fits well in all overhead storage on planes, and it’s light.
I wanted to make people aware of one issue I had with the bag, which I fixed. The allen screws on the handle tend to come loose with use over time. Since I did not want the handle coming off while traveling I kept screwing in the screws with whatever tool I had, a key, a stick, you get the idea.
I solved the loose screw problem at home one day by putting some Loc-tite on the screws so they don’t move. You can get Loc-tite at a local hardware store. One dab of this product on the threads does the trick, then securely tighten down the screw using a allen wrench.
Hope this is helpful to those folks who have the same bag.
P.S. This post was created using the iPhone WordPress app while on a train to the airport, pretty slick.
Update, 11/12, 2010, I have a new post on Uneven Wheel Wear on the Tarmac 22.
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I have the same problem, however, I lost the screw. Can you tell me what the screw size is? Thanks.
I don’t know the screw size offhand, I’ll have to disassemble it and measure the length and thread count. Will add to this comment when I get around to that. 🙂