B3 Hercules Overview
Learn more about the ultra-durable rollling duffel.
Built For Everything
No matter what you throw at it, the Hercules keeps your gear safe and secure.
Keep your gear organized on the way to your next hunt.
Use our optional foam insert to keep your weapons and ammo protected at all times.
The perfect range bag — use the velcro dividers to customize your setup.
- Weight: 14 lbs
- Volume: 11,682 c.i.
- Dimensions: 41H x 18W x 17D
- Bottom Compartment Internal Depth: 5"
- Serviceable wheels
- Velcro dividers
- Deployable rain cover
- Garment sleeve
- Security YKK zippers
- Internal molle webbing
- Internal Nylex
- Internal pockets
- Hard shell bottom
- Patch panel x 2
- Oversized external pockets x 6
- Top and side carry/drag handles
Wow! Very Robust. Plenty of storage. Wish I had bought it when it first started ELR shooting.
I'm active duty army assigned to a IBCT in a BSB. Just took this bag on a 9 month deployment. I've used LBT deployment bags prior to this for deployments and long term field problems. I have rucks from Kifaru, mystery ranch, and eberlestock for comparison of quality.
This bag has some good internal organization. When compared to the LBT it has a slightly narrower but deeper profile. This makes it more liable to be top heavy if loaded incorrectly but also generally easier to maneuver around the airport, between lodging areas, and to carry on one's shoulder like a large duffle. I'm a tall big dude and this will take an IOTV with XL plates, side plates, chest rig, belt rig and holster, and helmet with eye/ear pro pro with extra stuff without issue. The pockets are excellent. I found the LBT ones to be slightly too large externally to the point where a variety of systems were packed in each one. The Hercules pockets are excellent with good quality zippers. I believe they are just the right size as its easy to pack in a system in each (IE a fleece and beenie/light gloves in one, soft shell jacket in another etc). The included wet weather fly and the end internal pockets are nice additions. The end pockets are excellent for spare PCs, spare patches, minor things. The lining of the upper portion of the bag is great and lets you velcro in pounches (The mystery ranch ROUS/RATs pouches work great for this). Overall external fabric is tough and relatively water resistant. I also like the well situated document pocket for 1750s.
Now a few gripes. 1. I wish that the fabric between the bottom and top compartment had a zipper. I would much prefer to be able to connect the upper and lower compartment together. Currently the separationleads to dead space between the two locations if you have odd shaped pieces in the bottom area (like an IOTV with plates and side plates) which is necessary to keep the bag not top heavy. This is probably an excellent organization strategy for hunters and range goers who pack their weapons but most soldiers carry theirs on their person so having a larger connectable area makes sense rather than a dedicated weapons case area. My second and larger gripe is the durability of the stitching. One of my two duffles has already had the abrasion resistant portion of hypolon along the top edge come loose. There is a single layer of stitching at this site so if it catches its absolutely ripping. Second, I also have my doubts about the handle durability. I like the rivet however the stitching around the rivet on the sides of the handle appears somewhat flimsy. I absolutely heard a stitch rip in one of these locations while dragging the bag around the base so I'm half expecting it to rip off on the way home. Hopefully not but in my opinion the stiching durability is a significant concern.
It was durable enough for me to deploy with and return, but I don't think I could live out of this bag in the field (that's a super POG thing to say but such is the BSB life where we are typically in roving truck communities with a duffle and a ruck).
So overall a good bag with excellent organization and accessibility, but if the stitching quality fails further I would hesitate to recommend this to other Army folks without that caveat.
Just picked up the Hercules duffel bag and took it on a 3 week road trip through multiple states. Fit everything I wanted to bring in the bag which was a lot of gear and clothes. It was very organized, felt durable and got quite a few compliments. Planning a humanitarian trip which was the reason for the purchase. I’ll drop a review after wrapping that up.
B F Duffel, I was away from home for 2months. I was able to bring everything I needed and a fair amount of luxuries. Only recommendation and only a minor tweak to a fantastic bag. The dividing inserts should Moller into place not velcro. When you load the exterior pockets with any amount of weight the velcro seperates. Making the dividers useless. However this should not detour you from buying this bag. I loaded it very heavily. This bag can definitely swallow the biggest load you can throw at it! 😉
Couldn't be more impressed. I'm planning to go out of the country and I'm one of those people that wants to pack everything that they can and this is the only bag that I've found that does the job. Well worth the money, as the construction of the bag feels tough and durable. It can withstand whatever gets thrown at it and I know that it'll last me a lifetime.
Love the bag ifs amazing how much equipment I can get in it. Seems tough abs rugged like other ebberley stock packs I have
Ordered this bag because I can't go anywhere without bringing everything! Perfect bag for the guy who brings everything and the kitchen sink. Love the idea of separate compartments, love that the zippers actually zip smooth even when full and the rain fly is a nice touch.
Picked this up to organize my kit as I have a tendency to accidentally leave something at home. Now it's all in one place. Wheels are nice. I like the dividers for the main compartment. The external pockets are good as well. Only thing I wish is that the base was all polymer on the outside so it wouldn't get wet. The back of my truck gets wet even with the fancy topper I paid too much for.