The Mountain Briefcase from Topo has been one of my favorite personal daily carry bags due to it’s look and feel as well as the perfect size for my style of daily carry.
The aesthetic is like vintage 70s mountaineering meets so-cal meets startup scene. I just dig the look.
It carries as a briefcase or a backpack. The backpack straps feel really nice and tuck way easily. I wish they had a different handle for the briefcase mode, however (it’s thin and kind of cuts the hand a bit).
It’s size is slim and narrow, perfect for those of us who don’t need to carry very much. It’s so narrow, in fact, that it can be a little challenging getting a 15″ computer out of the laptop compartment. I showcase what I mean in the video.
I do wish there was a better organization in the front pocket. It’s a loooooong zipper and pouch, and anything in there just gets jumbled together and difficult to find. See the Filson 24hr Briefcase for a front pocket style I really love.
All in all I love this bag and it’ll be in my personal quiver for as long as I allow myself more than 1 bag.
Other Bags to Check Out:
The Classic Backpack Plus from Bellroy has a clean aesthetic, lots of organization and some excellent build and materials... well suited to be your everyday carry for work.
The Everyday Tote from Peak Designs is a super functional tote bag for everyday use.
The Day Pack from Aer's Work Collection was instantly one of my favorite simple daily carry bags because it's minimal frame but high-functioning insides.
The Rhake backpack from Mission Workshop is a killer weatherproof bag for daily carry and minimal travel.
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Created by Chase Reeves