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Product Description

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When we introduced our Original Briefcase in 1994, our mission was clear: use the best materials available to manufacture a briefcase that would live up to our legacy of providing customers with gear that stands up to the rigors of hard use, year after year. More than a quarter-century later, it remains our best-selling bag–a testament to the old-fashioned idea that if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

Because it’s manufactured with the sturdiest materials and construction, we’ve had customers report logging over a million air-travel miles with their Original Briefcases. Our industrial-strength Rugged Twill from British Millerain is a 2-ply by 3-ply twill with exceptional resistance to abrasion and wear. It’s lightly waxed, so your valuables stay dry. The leather handles and straps are cut, burnished and edge-dyed in our Seattle factory from Bridle Leather hides vegetable-tanned by Pennsylvania’s iconic Wickett & Craig. Each hide is slowly steeped in a special bark-tannin solution, with tallows and waxes “hot-stuffed” into it during the final stages. This eco-friendly tanning process transforms cowhide into durable, pliable leather suitable for horse tack, saddlery, as well as Filson briefcases. The heavy-gauge brass zipper is rustproof, virtually indestructible, and reinforced with Bridle Leather. All of this is stitched together with heavy-duty, cotton-wrapped polyester thread, to ensure a briefcase that will provide decades of unfailing durability.

Every design detail of our Original Briefcase was carefully considered–even the ones that aren’t obvious, such as the binding on the interior seams that prevents fraying, and the double-layer bottom for added protection and durability. While its trim design wasn’t intended for carrying large computers, the two interior dividers can accommodate tablets or smaller laptops. With slotted interior pockets for pens, tools and cards, keeping organized is a cinch. The Bridle Leather shoulder strap is removable and adjustable for a custom fit, and features a sliding shoulder pad for comfort with heavier loads. Custom solid brass hardware is sand-cast and debossed exclusively for Filson, because every detail matters.
Features:

  • Built with waxed, industrial-strength Rugged Twill
  • Two external pockets, two internal dividers, slotted pockets for cards and pens
  • Double-layer bottom; interior seams bound with Tin Cloth
  • Adjustable, removable 46"-long Bridle Leather shoulder strap with pad
  • Saddle-grade Bridle Leather sourced from North America and tanned in the USA
  • Meets standard airline carry-on size requirements
Specs:
  • Material: 100% cotton Rugged Twill + Bridle Leather
  • Usage: Travel, Everyday, Workwear
  • Dimensions: 16"L x 4"W x 12 ½"H
  • Capacity: 13L
  • Care: Wipe or brush clean
  • Origin: Made in USA with imported material

Customer Reviews

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Rated 3 out of 5
Fix the shoulder strap mounting point and move it higher like the original design
It’s a good bag that’s lasted me years with one fatal flaw. The shoulder strap mounting points are too close to the center of the bag sometimes when I pick up the bag by the shoulder straps it dumps out the contents.
September 13, 2021
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Rated 3 out of 5
Great construction and great looks
I absolutely love the rugged nature and the heavy duty brass zippers. I love the little touches of leather. But this is the second time I bought that bag only to return it or sell it because it juat doesn't have enough room. If it were just a little bigger it would be the perfect bag.
July 30, 2021
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6 months ago
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Rated 5 out of 5
Exactly what I wanted.
July 30, 2021
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6 months ago
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Rated 5 out of 5
durable and classy
really great quality bag, and it looks really great as well. i’m an artist who loves the outdoors, so this bag is perfect to take my supplies with me. i can fit my sketchbook, ipad pro with keyboard, laptop, pens, pencils, snacks, and i could probably fit my travel watercolors if i was so inclined. really happy with my purchase.
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May 12, 2021
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9 months ago
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Rated 5 out of 5
Twill briefcase No. 4
Looks good, everything seems to be the same as the one I bought years back.
April 20, 2021
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10 months ago
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Rated 5 out of 5
The original briefcase
Initially, I thought what's all the hype. Well, now I know why. Worth every penny.
April 3, 2021
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10 months ago
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfectly satisfied in every way!
Perfectly satisfied in every way! Good bag. Thank you.
April 1, 2021
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10 months ago
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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazingly beautiful bag, feels very rugged yet refined.
March 24, 2021
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10 months ago
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Rated 5 out of 5
Seems like a very nice bag
Briefcase seems well made. I'm working from home now but looks like it will be perfect to transport my work computer and documents back and forth daily. Main pocket has two side "computer sleeves" which was a nice surprise.
I like this briefcase
I like this briefcase
March 14, 2021
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11 months ago
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Rated 5 out of 5
It’s perfect & excellent build quality
March 1, 2021
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11 months ago
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