Briefcases

Filson briefcases are made from time-tested waxed-cotton fabrics. The Filson Original Briefcase, introduced in 1992, is made with our proprietary Rugged Twill. This fabric is a lightly waxed, tightly-woven cotton twill that’s extremely abrasion-resistant. The straps on Rugged Twill briefcases are made from vegetable-tanned Bridle Leather that is strong enough for horse tack. Filson also makes briefcases with the iconic waxed cotton, Tin Cloth. This canvas earned its reputation for durability in jackets and pants used by foresters and sportsmen in the Pacific Northwest.

  1. Surveyor Messenger Bag
  2. 24 Hour Tin Cloth Briefcase
  3. Rugged Twill Original Briefcase
  4. Tin Cloth Compact Briefcase
  5. Denim Original Briefcase

No Matter Where the Job Takes You

a tan and otter green version of Filson's Original Briefcase, made from a lightly waxed canvas and bridle leather, sitting before a white backdropa tan and otter green version of Filson's Original Briefcase, made from a lightly waxed canvas and bridle leather, sitting before a white backdrop
a filson tin cloth compact briefcase sits on the seat of a planea filson tin cloth compact briefcase sits on the seat of a plane
a navy Rugged Twill Original Briefcase from Filson sits beside a window with maps in the foregrounda navy Rugged Twill Original Briefcase from Filson sits beside a window with maps in the foreground
man walks through a workshop carrying a Filson Rugged Twill Original Briefcase in otter greenman walks through a workshop carrying a Filson Rugged Twill Original Briefcase in otter green
a close up of Filson's Rugged Twill Original Briefcase showcasing the fabric's texturea close up of Filson's Rugged Twill Original Briefcase showcasing the fabric's texture

Canvas Briefcases & Messenger Bags

Are Canvas Messenger Bags Water Resistant?

The wax treatment of Filson Rugged Twill and Waxed Canvas briefcases makes them highly water-resistant. Waxing cotton is a time-proven method of making the fabric turn away water. Tin Cloth briefcases can be rewaxed time and again to maintain their weatherproof properties.

How Do You Care For a Canvas Briefcase?

Filson briefcases should not be washed, as detergents will strip the wax from the fabric and reduce its water resistance. Simply brush or wipe off dirt, and let the waxed cotton develop its unique character and patina. Leather straps and handles should be treated with leather conditioner or wax annually to keep them from drying out.

Why Choose a Filson?

Filson has manufactured high-quality, durable, and functional outdoor clothing and gear for well over a century, and that experience is applied to every briefcase Filson makes. Only the best materials are used and the manufacturing meets exacting standards.

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