Kool Tools: Hercules Laptop Backpack
Apple doesn't make a 17-inch MacBook Pro anymore. But if you're the owner of one, travel a lot and pack lots of accessories (including, say, an iPad) the US$140 Hercule Laptop Backpack has storage space for all your goodies.
It also has room for smaller laptops, but it's probably overkill for 15-inch models -- and certainly is for 13-inch notebooks. But for those who need it, the Hercules features the TSA-compliant FastPass laptop compartment, pockets for all your personal and work items, as well as dual "hide away" zippered beverage pockets.
It's crafted from "Outdoor Industry Tested" 1000d Kodra material with water repellent coating. Integral to the flexible design is the aforementioned TSA-compliant compartment, which allows you to just unzip the back panel of the backpack, lay it down flat and run it through the scanner. Your computer stays protected in its own padded compartment and there is no need to load and unload the laptop in and out of the plastic bins.
The Hercules also features an ergonomically designed shoulder strap system with adjustment points and sternum strap, a breathable back padding design, and zip-away powermesh side pockets for water bottles. This pack also boasts two large zippered mesh pockets inside to store you external hard drive, cables, or other pertinent items. Among them: a padded iPad/tablet pocket and a fleece-lined pocket for MP3 player or sunglasses
The Hercules is available in black, blue, green, red and white. It's available at www.ec-bc.com .