Evoc’s Terminal bag comes as a two-part system with an overhead-luggage friendly 40-litre roller suitcase and a 20-litre rucksack zipped on to the back of it.
The roller part is a simple suitcase with fairly wide-spaced wheels for stability and an extending handle for easy towing. The wheels run smoothly over rougher pavements with no ‘plasticy’ rattling, boosting the feel of this premium product.
There’s an internal strap to keep things in place, but no other organiser included.
As a stand-alone unit, it’s simple and effective, although the sides and outer cover have little flexibility, so it’s not easy to overpack and then compress to get more fitted in.
The 20-litre rucksack seems like an ideal addition that adds flexibility when you’re away on your trip. There’s a main compartment with a laptop sleeve and two further smaller ones with organisers inside.
While this can be stuffed with belongings easier than the main compartment, it takes it over cabin baggage size and can make the suitcase unbalanced when left standing on its wheels and support feet.
With careful packing I’ve been able to get in enough kit for a couple of days’ riding, plus some casual clothes in the main compartment. If you keep the rucksack section fairly lightly packed, you’ll likely get away with it at the airport.
The build quality is as good as you’d expect from Evoc, too.