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I need a man bag for work! anyone use briefcases?

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by steviesterno, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. nick nitro

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    I switch between a TAD gear messenger and an Arcteryx Blade 21. The Arcteryx when I need the backpack feature. I think the Blade 21 is out of production, but there is a larger Blade still made. The beauty of the Arcteryx was it completely side loaded with a briefcase side handle and also sat upright with backpack straps.
     
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  3. pks

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    I am also a Tumi fan. They are over priced, so I wait until they go on sale. They are very well designed in terms of organization and also very durable. I am on my third one, and not because it worn out, but more like switching styles.

    P.K.
     
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  4. onebadwagon

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    I actually still have one of those blade 21 bags, and you're right. It seems cavernous given its appearance, and looks very professional by backpack standards. It's out of the rotation for me, so I'd let it go for a fair price.
     
  5. mbick

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    Lands' End has a couple of briefcases that won't break the bank, and I can vouch for the sturdiness of the lesser expensive model. It looks like the latest model for sale still has plenty of cubbies and pockets which I found useful. After I used mine for several years, I sold it to my boss who used it for another several years.
     
  6. Craig Grabowsky

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    I heeded my Dad's advice and got a bag that I could access while it was sitting on the floor next to my chair. Nothing worse than slinging a briefcase onto a table and lifting the lid blocking out all the other meeting attendees. Mine (and his) had two handles so it could be pulled open at the top and I could just reach in for whatever I needed. Leather is really the only thing that will stand up so be prepared to spend a few bucks. Of course, it is a business expense.
     
  7. nick nitro

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    I think the design genius in the Blade 21 was the the separation material between compartments bellowed in and out so one side could load the capacity of the entire bag if needed. I personally have not seen anything else that did that.
     
  8. BklynBoy

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    Another Tumi fan. I am on my second one. The first lasted 15 years
     
  9. ty_higg

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    [​IMG]

    I switched from a backpack to a mystery ranch one up and for my office needs it works great and good organization.


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    Highly recommend Filson 24hr bag [​IMG]


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  11. onebadwagon

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    That definitely had a lot to do with it. Also, the long side opening was plenty to get stuff in/out, without dumping stuff all over the ground in the process. The normal 2/3 zip panel loading packs are the worst about that, IMO.
     
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    I love Filson! Can you tell me about the leather notebook you have pictured? I’ve been looking for one for awhile. Thx!
     
  13. gonefishing81

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    It's from onestarleather on Etsy and Instagram buy here: https://onestarleathergoods.patternbyetsy.com
     
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    I love this!
     
  16. pks

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    MR makes great stuff but I never get that diagonal zipper. Does it work well?
     
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    Its a great bag its not large by any means but for my essentials its just perfect I highly recommend! The quality is top notch and not a flaw or thread out of place once i received it.

    The diagonal zipper works well no complaints with it at all. I don't find it hard to get to the items I have in the admin area because of it.
     
  18. Katjang1

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    I myself need to replace my workbag (5.11 rush 72). And I’m about to pull the trigger on a Fjällräven Greenland Briefcase. Well made, kind of casual and it doesn’t break the bank. Give it a look.
     
  19. pks

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    Beautiful color on the Filson!
    P.K.
     
  20. Captdave13

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    Filson makes top notch gear. Just picked up a black padded computer brief case that I’m using for a work bag.


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