Admit it: You work hard to look good in business casual. So why carry a standard-issue laptop bag? Most such cases are bulky, awkward — downright unattractive. Not the Safecase Computer Briefpack, made by Tumi, a company whose stylish leather luggage is a favorite among consultants and high-powered road warriors. The Briefpack is slim and sleek — but also rugged. Its patented SafePort sling-suspension system protects your computer from falls. Its zippered outside pockets can stow cell-phones and PDAs; its inside pockets can hold battery packs, external disk drives, and other peripherals. The Briefpack comes in several models. The deluxe model retails for $495.
For more information, call Tumi Inc. (800-322-8864) or visit the Web (www.tumi.com).
A version of this article appeared in the November 1998 issue of Fast Company magazine.