This full grain leather laptop bag is over-engineered with no breakable parts like zippers, snaps, buttons etc. and is reinforced at all stress points with rivets and hidden polyester strapping. It’s built with the largest pieces of leather possible so there are fewer seams, and we sew at only 5 stitches per inch so there’s more leather between the needle holes and fewer holes to start a tear.
Our cow leather is the strongest we can find (full grain boot leather, but thicker) and the pigskin lining is stronger than the cow leather. The thread is unbelievably strong industrial marine grade UV resistant polyester thread and our custom hardware is the amazing 316 Stainless Steel (please please google it). It’s the metal of choice when your life depends on it. There’s no other laptop bag like it.
Our leather briefcase has a false bottom to hide your passport and spare cash, converts into a laptop backpack and the side straps can be removed for use as an emergency size 36 belt, dog leash, luggage tie down or tourniquet. But normally just hold down wet umbrellas and blueprint tubes to the top of the flap. The d-rings are great for strapping on tripods, blankets and wet river shoes. And even the main strap has a hole at the very tip, just in case your bag is way overstuffed.
Back magazine pocket
Two internal side pen pockets
Two internal wide open pockets
Two external side sunglass pockets
Exterior: 16" W x 12" H x 9" D (Large)
Shoulder strap adjusts long from 34" - 59”
Holds most 17” laptops
7 lbs - If you’re a weakling, carry this heavy laptop bag and watch yourself transform
- An Original Briefcase Story
So, in the morning, as we three, clean-cut smiley white guys emerged from the cheap hotel, everybody looked at us with suspicion. The government suspected us of bringing money to or training the rebels and the rebels thought we were government spies. Why else would any sober gringo carrying a leather briefcase visit Ocosingo? Unless, of course, it’s just where the last truck we hitched a ride with dropped us off?
But it was a morbidly interesting place with the relatively fresh bullet holes and anti-government messages of the rebels on the walls. Only a few years back, Ocosingo was the site of a major bloodbath where about 150 Zapatistas and Mexican soldiers were killed in a firefight, some found shot in the back of the head after surrendering. Tensions were still high. One could make an argument for it being the least touristy town on Earth. So, shortly after our silent breakfast, we headed out.
But the cool thing was, Ocosingo wasn’t far from where we wanted to be. The massive Mayan ruins of Palenque were breathtaking, and if you looked into the jungle you could see the majority of the ruins still unexcavated.
And then when we got to the jungle waterfalls of Las Cascadas de Agua Azul, we grabbed a vine, hacked it and used it as a rope swing into the river, tarzan style. The place was amazing as the clear blue river stepped down for miles creating a series of huge waterfalls. It was my original briefcase’s first big trip of many, but it easily could have been its last.