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Topo Designs Mountain Briefcase

$149.00 Ships Free



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Inspired by the highlands, but useful just about anywhere, this briefcase is the ultimate in versatile luggage. A series of stowable straps let it adapt to suit your needs, allowing you to wear it as a briefcase, backpack, or shoulder bag.

How to Use

Don’t be fooled by its classic silhouette: This isn’t your father’s briefcase. Made in Colorado from rugged CORDURA fabric, it features removable straps that allow it to change into a backpack or shoulder bag. The interior features a large main compartment, a laptop sleeve, a zippered pocket, pen slots, and an open notebook pocket. An exterior pouch (for sundries) and storage straps (for a jacket) maximize its capacity.

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Versatile bag with a surprising amount of storage space

The Mountain Briefcase by Topo Designs is really great. The build quality is top notch. Extra strong zippers with thick paracord zipper pulls accent high quality nylon with two leather lashes on front. The backpack straps are comfortable and easy to tuck away when not in use. The shoulder strap is a bit narrow and short, but works with ease. Handles on the side and top make your carrying options more versatile.

The black exterior with tan leather lashes look classy. The red paracord zipper pulls complement the Topo logo patch on the front. The interior is an extremely bright yellow that makes things easy to find in inside.

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of storage this bag can handle. While interior organization is minimal, I am able to fit a 13" laptop, a full size tablet, a large portable battery pack, several notebooks, tons of pens and pencils, charging cables, and other odds and ends with room to spare.

The bag lacks a water bottle holder and could benefit from more interior organization. I use small travel bags to supplement the interior organization.

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Great commuter bag

I purchased the olive green and could not be happier with my choice in bag and color. I ride my bicycle to work so the option of backpack straps or messenger shoulder strap is great especially when my cargo loads are always changing. There are plenty of anchors to tie down extra gear (raincoat, red safety light). The extra large teeth of the zipper never get caught on things and I feel like I can stuff a lot of things in without the zipper exploding. I really enjoy the openess of the storage compartment - other than a couple of wallet sized pockets and three pen slots the bag is just a bag.

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