Form-ulated Function

Ignoble Lorna Case Backpack

In the ongoing struggle to carry gear without looking like an overstuffed Sherpa, all-around black-bag purveyor Ignoble has tossed in a solution in the form of the Ignoble Lorna Case Backpack ($300). At 25 liters, made from black ballistic nylon, and sporting padded shoulder straps, obligatory sternum strap, and airmesh back, the Lorna functions as...

Schoolyard Carries

Billykirk Schoolboy Satchel

The Billykirk Schoolboy Satchel ($355) wins our vote for its timeless looks and size. Made from 100% vegetable tanned leather and measuring a shoulder-friendly 14″ L x 10″ H x 4″ width, it’s the perfect bag for hauling your tablet or ultralight laptop around town without being mistaken for a bike messenger. Removing the shoulder...

A Heritage Bag From a Modern Day

Archival Clothing Rucksack

Reading Gear Patrol and seeing all the bags we feature, you might think we live by the motto “the measure of a man is how many bags he owns.” Well, here’s some more proof to that theory – our newest luggage obsession, the Archival Clothing Rucksack ($240). Archival Clothing started out as a place to...

Have Bag. Will Sustain.

F. Rock Bags

We like our gear custom whenever possible, and if it can have a low impact on the environment, even better. That’s why F.Rock Custom Carryalls have caught our eye. Conceived, designed, and constructed in Boston, each bag is made from 100% reclaimed materials. They combine leather scraps from factories and fabric from suitors.  F. Rock...

Rawlings 2 Gusset Leather Computer Briefcase

Rawlings, a name synonymous with baseball has more than just gloves. You baseball fans out there will find quality leather goods from the brand. Our eyes are on the Rawlings 2 Gusset Leather Computer Briefcase. Just like the gloves you used to catch with the briefcase comes in both black and tan, but this time...

MEZZI Superslim Aluminum Briefcase 2.0

mezzi_breifcase.jpgAs a traditionalist I can't help but scorn the idea of a bag. My colleagues here at Gear Patrol look upon me with disdain, but when it comes to carrying my docs and gear to work I prefer a briefcase or attaché, slim ones at that. One of the breifcases I use regularly is the Mezzi Superslip 2.0 aluminum briefcase that's worked well and you should take a look at it as well. Among other things, it features:

  • Hidden compartment
  • Black leather-style interior
  • Chromed corners and handle
  • Diamond stamped aluminum
  • Black dust/protection bag
  • Dual latch key locks (Keys included)
  • Six interior compartments
  • Three pen holder slots
  • Only 3 lbs
What this means to you: Cut like the suit you should be wearing... slim. Cost: $60 @ Mezzi mezzi_briefcase_exterior.jpg