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    I've got an old nylon thing from Eddie Bauer, full of more pockets, zippers, snaps and lumpiness than I need. One of the shoulder strap links snapped a few weeks ago. Plus I dropped part of a jelly donut on it today.

    I want something simple and timeless. Leather or canvas, preferably. Something in which I can carry my house keys; a 7" tablet; a 5" smartphone; an umbrella; a book; a magazine; and an occasional couple of boxes of bike tires or inner tubes. It's got to have a handle and a shoulder strap.

    Whatcha got for me?
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    I like WaterField's bags. Well built, functional, and good looking.
     

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    Default Re: I want a new briefcase

    Well, what kind of jelly doughnut?
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    Second on the Waterfield. We have a few variants of them in use. VertiGo & Cozmo are the main two for us right now.

    Have a Racer-X that's unused and would make you a great deal on it if of interest.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    Well, what kind of jelly doughnut?
    Raspberry, from Anna's Hand Cut, W. Roxbury.

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    They looked at me funny when I tried to get 2 dozen cranberry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbornia View Post
    I like WaterField's bags. Well built, functional, and good looking.
    Thanks. There's some nice stuff there.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyChix View Post
    Second on the Waterfield. We have a few variants of them in use. VertiGo & Cozmo are the main two for us right now.

    Have a Racer-X that's unused and would make you a great deal on it if of interest.
    What size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyChix View Post
    Have a Racer-X...
    That's what I use when not working from home - great bag.
     

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    Leather: Hartmann, or maybe Allen Edmonds?

    Canvas or Cordura: I'd show up at M.E. Swings on a Friday morning and talk to the guy with the red beard.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by davids View Post
    Thanks. There's some nice stuff there.
    What size?
    It's the 15" (larger of the two). I had to travel with both a mac and PC laptop for awhile.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by davids View Post
    I've got an old nylon thing from Eddie Bauer, full of more pockets, zippers, snaps and lumpiness than I need. One of the shoulder strap links snapped a few weeks ago. Plus I dropped part of a jelly donut on it today.

    I want something simple and timeless. Leather or canvas, preferably. Something in which I can carry my house keys; a 7" tablet; a 5" smartphone; an umbrella; a book; a magazine; and an occasional couple of boxes of bike tires or inner tubes. It's got to have a handle and a shoulder strap.

    Whatcha got for me?
    David,

    I have one of these and I think it fits your needs. You can borrow mine to confirm. I use it for travel books and binoculars mostly and have no immediate needs for it, so yours for as long as you need to make a decision.

    Field Bag - Medium | Filson

    mine is otter green.
    Last edited by WayneJ; 12-02-2013 at 08:21 PM. Reason: added color
     

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    --- have my ole brooks leather from corporate days --- just like a fine wine --better with age..

    welcome to you anyday my brother,

    ronnie
     

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    Default Re: I want a new briefcase

    I just got one of these

    Tin Cloth Original Briefcase | Filson

    Just started makin em in black recently. Takes a beating and holds a lot but it isn't bulky
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyChix View Post
    It's the 15" (larger of the two). I had to travel with both a mac and PC laptop for awhile.
    Quote Originally Posted by WayneJ View Post
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    David,

    I have one of these and I think it fits your needs. You can borrow mine to confirm. I use it for travel books and binoculars mostly and have no immediate needs for it, so yours for as long as you need to make a decision.

    Field Bag - Medium | Filson

    mine is otter green.
    You guys are great! I was hoping for advice, and you come through with actual product!

    Neither is exactly what I want - I find myself drawn to the Waterfield City Slicker, with an optional handle and strap. The minimalist design really appeals. Imagine this with the handle/strap:

    cityslicker-black-lg.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by funcrusher View Post
    I just got one of these

    Tin Cloth Original Briefcase | Filson

    Just started makin em in black recently. Takes a beating and holds a lot but it isn't bulky
    Yeah, the design doesn't quite do it for me - I can see filling the outside pockets with rainwater. Thanks for the suggestion, though!
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    Look at Ghurka. Great bags in either leather or canvas/leather.
     

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    Any line to check out are the bags from STM. I have used both a backpack and shoulder bag from them. Backpack is great for bike and airline travel. The shoulder bag is more of a reg. carry style.
    iPhone, iPad, Tablet Cases and Laptop Bags - Protecting Your Digital Cargo > STM Bags
     

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    Waterfield CitySlicker, with handle and strap, fresh from the USPS box:

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    Thanks guys - Waterfield was a complete pleasure to work with, and the case reeks of quality.
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    I'm a big fan of the Waterfield gear. I use their organizing bags and sleeves for my laptop and pad. For briefcase I wanted something a bit more traditional and went with a Brady Monmouth.

     

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    You picked a nice bag.

    I stroll with many people who spend on high-end bags with V or P and such on them. Despite this, each and every single person stops in their tracks when they see my "mail bag" from Tanners Alley out of Morgantown, WV. The quality is superb, and no one else has one. It's better than bags that cost literally 10x. Plus they're made by nice people who stand behind their products. Tanners Alley Leather's (item #1)
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    Saddleback Classic Briefcase

    I have one that will out last me....
     

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    I"m getting one of these!
    Quote Originally Posted by GonaSovereign View Post
    You picked a nice bag.

    I stroll with many people who spend on high-end bags with V or P and such on them. Despite this, each and every single person stops in their tracks when they see my "mail bag" from Tanners Alley out of Morgantown, WV. The quality is superb, and no one else has one. It's better than bags that cost literally 10x. Plus they're made by nice people who stand behind their products. Tanners Alley Leather's (item #1)
     

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