Our iconic briefcase is made with Rugged Twill, Bridle Leather and solid brass hardware.
Our Original Briefcase embodies the philosophy that’s guided Filson for 125 years: manufacture uncompromising products using the best available materials and construction. Products that withstand the rigors of daily use for years on end, that are handed down rather than tossed out. Nearly three decades after its introduction, our iconic briefcase remains a testament to the old-fashioned idea that if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
Rather than waxed canvas, Rugged Twill was chosen for its exceptional abrasion resistance. This industrial-strength fabric comes from Britain’s oldest, most-storied mills, and is lightly waxed to keep valuables dry and protected from the weather. The Bridle Leather for the handles, straps, and reinforcements is strong and durable enough for horse tack. It’s been slowly vegetable-tanned over several weeks in natural plant-based solutions that transform top-grade cowhide into sturdy, supple and lustrous leather that molds to the shape of your hand over decades of use. The rustproof heavy-gauge zipper is built from solid brass and is reinforced with more of our saddle-grade leather. Sand-cast brass hardware is debossed custom for Filson.
Construction details were carefully considered in this briefcase, even those that go unseen, such as the Tin Cloth binding on the interior seams that prevents fraying and wear. Two interior dividers keep contents organized, and are sized to accommodate tablets and smaller laptops. Exterior stow pockets keep quick-access necessities close at hand, and the adjustable Bridle Leather shoulder strap is detachable for convenient hand carry.
Fabricated in the U.S. from the finest materials to ensure it lasts for generations, the Rugged Twill Original Briefcase is a classic that defies time.
- Industrial-strength lightly waxed fabric
- 2 internal dividers
- 2 external full-width stow pockets
- Double-layer reinforced bottom
- Bridle Leather handles and adjustable, removable 46” shoulder strap
- Meets standard airline size requirements