By Bradley Hasemeyer
on 10.22.12
Photo by Bradley Hasemeyer

Briggs & Riley is a brand known for their intelligently designed, immensely practical luggage that’ll stand up anywhere from the sub-Saharan to the subway. Using lightweight, rugged materials that are easy to clean and able to withstand all the (ahem) care an airport staff is happy to provide, the luggage gurus at B & R guarantee their products against everything from airline negligence to simple wear and tear. Forever. It tears, rips, gets worn out or breaks — no problem.

The Excursion Convertible Brief ($160) improves daily travel through that toughness, and also adds unique versatility for those “not enough hands” moments. Carry it vertically or horizontally as a briefcase, gripping well-padded handles; a few zips, and the rear flap opens and turns the convertible into a comfortable backpack. Once “strapped”, the flap tucks under an elastic band that keeps it out of the way and also doubles as lumbar padding. Sections for a laptop (up to 15.4 inches), an internal iPad sleeve and slots for pens, papers and business cards plus a hidden zippered section for valuables make using this bag the most stress-free decision of the day. The only problem: you’ll have free hands to carry a lot more coffee back to ungrateful office mates.

Buy Now: $160