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Color: Aubergine Ballistic/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon

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Ultralight minimalist briefcase that fits 13" laptops.

8 liters / 475 cu. in.


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$51.00 - 10A (10.5" 2021 iPad/ iPad Air/Pro)
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Description

From the less-is-more school: a minimalist briefcase for those who desire a classic, ultralight, and utilitarian briefcase. 

  • 4 compartments: 2 front exterior pockets, 1 back pocket, and 1 main compartment
  • Large enough to fit most 13" laptops
  • Sewn-on loops to attach an optional Cache to protect your laptop
  • Packs flat and easily rollable for stowing inside larger travel bags
  • 6 O-rings to hook on optional pouches and accessories
     

Full Description

Carry Styles

Sturdy, minimalist webbing handles meet at the top of this bag, making it easy to hand carry. In addition, d-ring attachment points make it easy to sling over your shoulder with the included Simple Shoulder Strap.

Front Pockets

A slanted pocket sized to fit a small (~7") tablet or a large phone, deep enough to accomodate a Cache if wanted. Above that, a larger zippered pocket that spans the width of the bag, divided down the middle, and big enough to hold a paperback, kindle, power supply, or a pen pouch. Two o-rings live in each of the front pockets.

Back Pocket

This pocket is well sized for files, a magazine, or even a rain shell or light jacket.

Main Pocket

Inside is an open-top pocket with an elastic top, great for holding bulkier items without the pocket bellowing out. Loops for our Cache laptop sleeve are just inside this pocket, accomodating up to a 13A Cache. 4 o-rings are speckled throughout.

What's Included

The Simple Shoulder Strap, an 8" Black Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap, and set of Black ZIpper Pulls are included with this bag.

What's Optional

The Cache is a great choice for adding a laptop and providing some padding for it.
The Clear 3D Organizer Cube or Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch are great to build your own organization with.

Sturdy, minimalist webbing handles meet at the top of this bag, making it easy to hand carry. In addition, d-ring attachment points make it easy to sling over your shoulder with the included Simple Shoulder Strap.

A slanted pocket sized to fit a small (~7") tablet or a large phone, deep enough to accomodate a Cache if wanted. Above that, a larger zippered pocket that spans the width of the bag, divided down the middle, and big enough to hold a paperback, kindle, power supply, or a pen pouch. Two o-rings live in each of the front pockets.

This pocket is well sized for files, a magazine, or even a rain shell or light jacket.

Inside is an open-top pocket with an elastic top, great for holding bulkier items without the pocket bellowing out. Loops for our Cache laptop sleeve are just inside this pocket, accomodating up to a 13A Cache. 4 o-rings are speckled throughout.

The Simple Shoulder Strap, an 8" Black Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap, and set of Black ZIpper Pulls are included with this bag.

The Cache is a great choice for adding a laptop and providing some padding for it.
The Clear 3D Organizer Cube or Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch are great to build your own organization with.

Zippers

#5 YKK coil zippers with plastic slider

Handles

Top shelf webbing handles

Components

Tough Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components

Specs

Dimensions

14.2" (w) x 10.2" (h) x 3.9" (d) / 360 (w) x 260 (h) x 100 (d) mm

Weight

630d Ballistic: 12.7 oz / 359 grams

Volume

8 liters / 475 cu. in. (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-Rings

6

(2 in the main compartment
2 in the front horizontal pocket
2 in the back horizontal pocket)

Choosing an Exterior Fabric

You like choices and we like to give you choices! That's why the Daylight Briefcase is typically available* in two different exterior fabrics. Our Materials Glossary explains each fabric in great detail, but here are some quick facts that may help you decide which to choose. And we're always here if you have questions: emailus@tombihn.com

400d Halcyon

Weave
plain weave with 1/4” / 6mm ripstop
Fibers
400 denier type 6 filament nylon (base fabric); 420 denier ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene ripstop grid
Coatings
light urethane
Made In
Japan

Choose this fabric if

  • You want a lighter weight alternative to traditional nylon fabrics that has remarkable tear strength and good abrasion resistance.
  • You're looking for a fabric with a modern, "technical" appearance.
  • You have pets: 400d Halcyon doesn't collect pet hair, reducing your monthly lint roller costs.

525d High Tenacity Ballistic Nylon

Weave
2x2 “ballistic” weave
Fibers
525 denier type 6,6 (high tenacity) filament nylon, twisted
Coatings
heavy urethane
Made In
South Korea with Canadian Yarn

Choose this fabric if

  • You want your bag to be soft and supple yet tough as nails.
  • You want a fabric that's stately enough to be at home at work, the mountains, or a nice hotel.
  • You don't want your bag to collect pet hair or abrade your clothing.
*There may be times when one of the exterior fabrics mentioned here isn't available. Even with our best efforts, the demand for our bags occasionally outpaces our production capabilities: at times, some products, color combinations, or fabrics might be temporarily unavailable or "In Production." See the In Production color combinations as a guide to what our factory crew is making and what will be available next.
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  • Jim T.
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    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Compact, High Quality Craftsmanship
    1 month ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Compact, High Quality Craftsmanship
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great EDC

    Loving my Daylight briefcase for my EDC. It’s the perfect size for my MacBook Pro (in a Cache), iPad, notebook, cable case, and a little mystery organizer pouch for random things. Everything fits perfectly.

  • Albert M.
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    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Compact
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Compact
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Little Case

    This is a go-to for cafe, bike commuting, and leisure trekkers! Fits up to 13" Macbook air or Pro and ipads.

  • Michael F.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, Compact, Versatile, Comfortable
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, Compact, Versatile, Comfortable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfectly sized briefcase for city commutes!

    I’m an admin assistant and my day changes constantly. Having this slim, lightweight bag with me helps me remain organized while making sure I don’t have to lug around a huge backpack. Great feel on the fabric and the pockets are perfectly sized for my phone and other carryarounds like headphones and backup batteries. Best bag I’ve had in a long time!

    A+ for being made in the US, too.

  • Melanie H.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Versatile, Compact, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Versatile, Compact, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect travel bag / briefcase

    Holds a surprising amount and folds into a flat, compact footprint. Will hold a standard paper size folder if it's flexible. Shown below with: Folder full of papers, a Tom Bihn Side Effect holding all of my everyday carry items, a full TB Vertical Packing Cubelet, water bottle, iPad Pro 4th gen, A5 journal, TB medium organizer pouch full of pens, misc desktop items.

  • Manuel G.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size, Unique
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size, Unique
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    The perfect work and conference bag

    I’ve taken this to a couple of conferences and to my local cafe when I need to bring my work laptop and it’s optimal for bringing just the right amount of things without weighing you down. The Halcyon version means you can easily pack it into a Synik or another similarly sized Tom Bihn bag and take it out at your destination. Our office is currently closed while we change buildings, but I plan on using it as a regular work bag whenever I don’t need to bring in my lunch or need to dress more professionally.

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Sewn in Seattle

Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

THE BIHN Guarantee

Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business since 1972 and we stand behind what we make.

If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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