My wife gave me a great birthday present on Monday: the Tom Binh Daylight Briefcase. It was the exact light, iPad Pro-sized bag I had hoped for. As I walk across North Knoxville, working on my novel in one or other of the area’s coffee shops, this is the bag I bring.
From the same “less is more” design school as the Daylight Backpack, the Daylight Briefcase is our answer to those who desire a classic, ultralight, and utilitarian briefcase.
And, like any well-realized, pure, straight-forward design, the Daylight Briefcase is defined almost as much by what it forgoes as by what it features. Our decision to omit padded handles, foam panels, and structure makes it eminently light and packable…
The bag is small enough to require conscious packing, but large for my big iPad, a bluetooth keyboard, the Roost stand, my sunglasses, migraine medicine, and a few snacks. The shoulder strap is not the most padded, but the bag is so incredibly light that it doesn’t matter.
The one tricky issue is that the bag isn’t set up well to carry a waterbottle, making it a bit limited for a long day out. It’s also not padded at all, so might not be ideal for a fragile laptop. But so far I am very, very happy.
Update: Somehow, the bag has ended up on the floor and my writing partner is sitting on it.