Briggs and Riley @work Medium Slim Backpack

by Allie Moore

May 7, 2019

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Products / Travel

When visiting a foreign country, common advice dictates blending in with the crowd and avoiding drawing too much attention to yourself via gaudy accessories, fanny packs or other items that scream “tourist.” That’s why the sleek and slim @work backpack from Briggs and Riley is an ideal tote for trips abroad and doubles as a carry-on bag and a daily container for everything you need.


Inside the lightweight backpack are storage slots for all the necessities, divided into two larger compartments: one for electronics and one for smaller items like accessories. The lined interior protects contents and features RFID-blocking storage spots for credit cards and passports. Other storage includes a padded tablet pocket, two elastic slip pockets for items like USB drives, two elastic pen loops, a laptop compartment with room for a computer up to 15.6 inches, two elastic bloused pockets for cables and chargers, and a zip pouch for things like sunglasses. And that’s just the inside.


The exterior of the bag is made from ballistic nylon that blocks out moisture and dirt. A “SpeedThru” pocket stores items you may need quick access to when passing through security checkpoints, and a deeper front panel pocket stores other items like sunglasses or your mobile phone.


The versatile backpack comes in black and grey and costs $295, but the lasting quality and functionality of this bag will ensure years of use.


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