ecbc bags's TSA Friendly FastPass technology refers to a section of the bag designed specifically for electronic devices. The FastPass design means you simply unzip your bag at TSA checkpoints so that your bag is into two sections laying flat. Your electronics are protected in one half while the other half of the bag protects your privacy. This system allows you luggage to pass through the conveyer belt neatly without showing your clothes and other items packed.
I chose the Hercules backpack in berry. Black or blue seems too ordinary and tan seemed like it would show dirt quickly so I opted for a berry. It was more purplish than red than I thought but still a nice color.
The construction and material are high quality with lots of padding in the shoulder straps which is great, especially if the bag contains heavy items. The back panel features moisture wicking material which will be especially useful when traveling to muggy climates like my upcoming trip to Thailand. The padding used for the technology compartment is made of high density protective foam - nothing flimsy here which was good news for my Mac laptop.
I liked to be organized when I travel so having lots of well-designed, well-placed compartments is a big plus . There's a side section to stow away a water bottle, lots of pockets for phones, pens, cords etc but I also really like the easy to access ticket pocket at the very top of the bag. No need to go digging through a bag to find your ticket (or phone) when the gate agent is trying to herd masses.
The Hercules model weighs 2.7 lbs - that's another reason why I chose this model. I light to travel light.
All of ecbc's rolling luggage comes with a portable power pack which is an interesting perk and very smart of ebc to include as a way of helping their customer's devices stay charged and their customers connected and stress-free.
The luggage options fit pretty much any need from back to school, to business or overnight as a leisure traveler.
In essence my Hercules backpack is a good looking bag, well-made and while don't have to use ecbc's FastPast system because I paid for the Global Entry program, it's a bag I will definitely use and would recommend to others.
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