Meet the ecbc Hercules high quality laptop backpack, which is crafted with nearly very tough Kodra nylon, a great choice if you have fragile gear, including laptops and camera gear. We were keen to take a look at this backpack, largely because of its endless pockets and sub-pockets, which if your’e an avid traveler who has a lot of tech gear, is a MUST! Need I say more?
Toughness and durability is equally important, especially if you do have tech gear — keeping it organized is increasingly a challenge and I’ve tried a number of packs out. With so many compartments, I am now wishing these guys would come out with a slightly bigger pack (not by much) with those fabulous swivel wheels on the bottom that all of our favorite luggage now has (we love you Briggs & Riley).
Frequent flyers take note: the high quality Hercules backpack features the ecbc FastPass System allowing you to unzip the specialized electronics compartment, lay the bag flat on the security conveyer and go through TSA without having to unpack your laptop, tablet and cables. It can store laptops up to 17” and features self-repairing YKK zippers, high density protective foam pockets for smaller devices, a phone pocket, and a moisture wicking air mesh back panel for superior comfort and best of all, this pack only weighs in at around 2.7 pounds. They tout the pack as durable and rugged as well and we’ve yet to put that to the test, but will report back if it doesn’t “endure.”
It has self-repairing, water-sealing YKK Zippers, can fit up to 17” Laptop with Removable Modular Insert for Smaller Devices, has a Padded iPad / Tablet Pocket, a 20 Liter Capacity, 21 Storage Compartments (our FAVORITE part of this pack), its high density protective foam for the laptop pockets, a phone pocket, a quick access/ticket pocket, a zippered water bottle holder, multiple organizational compartments, a moisture wicking air mesh back panel, Duraflex adjustable padded shoulder straps and a padded top handle. It is also water resistant, which is a great feature for adventure travelers. I went for the ivory/cream colored pack although they offer a few options: green, a dark blue, black and a berry red. Note that the cream is more like a tan than it is an off-white/cream for those who are color sensitive.
The Hercules bag below in the berry red…..
Let’s take a look at the ridiculous (in a good way) number of pockets! The below Hercules bag is pictured in green and opened up, you can get a pretty good idea of just how flexible the bag is and how well is can organize your life. For busy travelers who cart around a lot of stuff, especially tech gear, this is really a great bag choice!
The founder’s passion for creating this bag came after hundreds of thousands of miles of travel having to deal with the constant unpacking all of their expensive portable electronics into TSA bins after waiting in long lines watching others doing the same routine. In addition to other types of luggage and backpacks, they also make messenger bags that offer modern travelers a more functional, fashionable and comfortable way of transporting their technology and everyday essentials just like the Hercules does. They refer to their products as “checkpoint friendly bags and luggage,” with the goal of making it easier to go through airport security.
More information including how and where to order can be found at http://www.ec-bc.com/.