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BRIEFING’s U.S.-Made FREIGHTER Bags Boast Military Inspiration

Japanese-born, but American-made, BRIEFING has been meticulously crafting top-notch luggage since 1998. The company’s mission is to combine quality materials with creative designs, which results in some of the most stylish and well-constructed utility bags out there.

BRIEFING’s Made in USA Collection focuses on American-inspired designs, whether it be the urban-forward Delta line or the brand’s most recent offering: FREIGHTER. Inspired by the U.S. military, this new quartet of products sports tactical aesthetics with unbelievable durability, utilizing ballistic 500D CORDURA nylon, all built in a factory once used by the U.S. Army. First, the Assault Packer, which comes in three colorways — black, army green, and gray — houses 18.4L of overall capacity and features an 11-inch compartment that’s padded for laptop carry. The outside sports one large pocket and a medium-sized pocket for storage.

The line also features the Bucket tote bag, which has 25.2L of capacity and a multitude of pockets both inside and out. The side pocket on the exterior can hold a 500mL water bottle or an umbrella. Alternatively, the T-Shoulder shoulder bag is a smaller option for those who want something a bit more subtle to take into the office. It has over 8L of storage and a narrow zippered gusset on the outside. Rounding out the set is the 13-inch flapped laptop bag with an interior divider for organization, cushioned mesh, and a front zippered pocket.

Maintaining the modern silhouette on these military-inspired designs, BRIEFING has made its collection accessible for those who want either an understated daily pack or one ready for a more rugged outing. The FREIGHTER line is now available on the company’s website, starting at $181.

Purchase: $181+