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 Subterra backpack from Thule is designed to be a minimal travel bag with room for both your tech needs, daily needs and weekend travel needs.
The Wilderness Rucksack from Tanner Goods is a gorgeous, artisan, hand-shucked heirloom bag that your grandpa would be proud of (whichever one of your grandpas was more badass).
If I wanted a more understated tech look for my daily carry, this is where I'd go.
The Wandrd Prvke (pronounced "provoke" or "perrrrvrkeeee") is a great bag for technical daily carry and minimal travel. Built rugged, good looking, water resistant with tons of pockets. It comes in 2 sizes — we like the 20L for daily carry and minimal travel and the 30L for bigger bodies and longer trips.
The Rainmaker backpack from Greenroom136 is an extremely solid everyday backpack suited for carrying lots of gear or compressing down to a minimal daily carry haul.
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