Superlative Goods Just South of the Arctic

Böle and the Study of a $7,000 Briefcase

Although Böle, a small Swedish tannery on the northern banks of the Baltic Sea, is producing what may be the best leather goods on the planet, you still haven't heard of them. That might a bit intentional on their part, though.

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