Your Briefcase

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by Gilligan and Walter, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Gilligan and Walter

    Gilligan and Walter Active Member

    Just wondering what your " go to" briefcase/ messenger bag is.

    I did try a Saddleback once but found it much too heavy so I sold it.

    I'm currently torn between using my Muholland and Blue Claw Company briefcases. I don't carry much to the university - just my 11" MacBook Air, a small Levenger Circa binder, a few folders, markers, etc. I stopped carrying heavy textbooks to teach as I simply access them online.
     
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  2. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I've had the same Eddie Bauer soft briefcase for nearly 20 years. It's leather and nylon. It looks a good as it did new but I'd starting to break down inside. I'll try to find a picture
     
  3. Gilligan and Walter

    Gilligan and Walter Active Member

    Your EB has served you well.
     
  4. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    It is so old I can't find any stock photos of it. I left it at my office yesterday or I would take a photo of it now.
     
  5. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I use the same bag that is in my avatar :)
    See a post about it here

    For about $25 shipped it has served me well as a daily bag for over 6 months now. Little to no wear/tear.


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  6. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Bag is roughly 14x8x3 View attachment 58378

    I carry iPad Air...phone, pens, documents, etc.

    Oddly, a bag I commissioned recently is in the running to replace this Tumi.
     
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  7. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    What are the rough dimensions of the bag you carry?

    My in-progress bag from same thread

    I am really excited/intrigued by the upcoming bag.
     
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  8. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Dimensions:
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    • Size:37 cm(14.5")x28 cm(11")x12 cm(4.7")
    • Weight:0.95 kg
     
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  9. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Primarily for carrying optics? Or is it a briefcase too? Amazing price.
     
  10. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    It often holds my iPad, a small expandable umbrella, a 20oz Klean Kanteen insulated bottle, some batteries, often a camera, cell phone, etc

    It's not a true camera bag as it doesn't have extra padding. You could put an insert into it though but I use it as a general every day bag
     
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  11. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    I use mine for that kinda stuff...originally acquired a bag because I ran out of pockets.
     
  12. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Same - for the longest time I tried to make do using cargo pants with extra, deep pockets :D
     
  13. youngunn

    youngunn Where's my TSD aftershave balm???

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  14. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    That looks SO good!
     
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  15. youngunn

    youngunn Where's my TSD aftershave balm???

    Thanks !
     
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  16. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Yup. I was walking in Manhattan while visiting my son...too much stuff in my pockets...I looked around the street scene outside my hotel (I was a block from the UN) and realized that 90% of the men walking around were wearing a bag. I literally walked into the Tumi store in the ground floor of the hotel...told the man I needed a bag...walked out 90 seconds later...problem solved.
     
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  17. Bama Samurai

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    That's my first glimpse of this stage. Wow. It's really taking shape...:happy088:

    He added the Samurai kanji in green per request...I love it! All other details are all Tim. He's maxing this out like a boss!
     
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  18. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I've carried a Lands' End Square Rigger leather-trimmed canvas bag since the early 90s. It has enough room for my daily gear plus a change of clothes. It still looks great, and it's loaded with stuff right now for the weekend. I don't think it will ever wear out - not bad for $100!

    My Bride gave me a Saddleback Leather large thin briefcase for Christmas. It is a bit heavy and stiff, but it is already beginning to soften up. I keep things for a long time, so I expect this bag to eventually look and feel really good.
     
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  19. Omaney

    Omaney Well-Known Member

    I bought a $25 canvas murse on eBay for my ipad and a couple of other "daily carry" type tools. S'alright.
     
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  20. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    My wife got me one from Wilson's Leather when I started teaching 13 years ago. It's still going strong, but for the strap. I'm starting to look for a new one or maybe I'll take it to a shoe repair shop.
     
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