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Patagonia Headway 22L Briefcase


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    8 Reviews


    Patagonia's outdoors craftsmanship for the office.

    Move up the corporate ladder, from toilet-cleaner to boss-man, with Patagonia' s Headway Brief Bag slung around your shoulder. With a PU coating, its Ballistic Cordura exterior offers the same long-lasting durability as Patagonia's climbing packs, and the recycled polyester interior has a DWR interior to clean off any accidental coffee spills. Patagonia added a raised laptop sleeve, an internal sleeve for tablets, and internal mesh pockets for sufficient organization, and the stash pocket stores plane tickets for work trips. 
    • Ballistic Cordura exterior with PU coating
    • Recycled polyester interior with DWR finish
    • Removable shoulder strap, carry handles
    • Raised laptop and tablet pockets
    • Stash and internal mesh pockets
    • Item #PAT01AD

    Tech Specs

    [exterior] 100% nylon Cordura Ballistic, polyurethane coating, [interior] 100% recycled polyester, DWR finish
    22L (1343cu in)
    Shoulder Strap
    yes, removable
    internal mesh, stash, tablet
    Laptop Sleeve
    15in, raised
    Claimed Weight
    2lb 10.7oz
    Recommended Use
    casual, travel
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    Great Computer & Work Bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Works great as a work bag that can take my laptop and notebook in one sleeve, while having room in the other for lunch in a Tupperware + water bottle or gym clothes. I thought it would be too big for day-to-day use but it's really not. Also makes a great carry-on bag when flying.

    Great Computer & Work Bag

    Pocket Knife

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I was looking for a new briefcase for work that would be great to travel with on a nearly weekly basis. I looked at all brands including Briggs and Riley and Tumi. Tumi had some bags but were extremely expensive.

    This bag is priced right and sort of fits the bill. I like the sizing of it and it is great having two top zippers to separate laptops and other stuff. I am able to stuff a down jacket in here with all kinds of other stuff.

    I agree on the zipper for the front pocket. The back panel is a bit stiff which I will try softening up by running it through a hot cycle in the wash. I also took my handy pocket knife to the bag to remove a bunch of the velcro which is extraneous, the silly strap to hold the laptop in, the strap for a cell phone, the velcro closing the roller bag attachment as well as the stupid strap to wrap up the handles.

    All in all, a pretty good bag. Not great, but will do the trick for a while at a fairly inexpensive price.

    Laptop Bag= Gold

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this for my boyfriend, here is what he had to say: "It was about time I got myself a nicer laptop bag. The blue is a little lighter and the yellow is a gold/yellow color. So the colors on the site are a little off but not worth taking off a star. My laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad E570 and measures 15.6" and is a perfect fit. Overall I really like the bag and it looks really nice."
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    Karissa Lamb

    I love this bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this bag. I bought it for work purposes because it had extra space for food and drink. And it does, plus some. I get compliments all the time.

    A little heavy/clunky for me

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I ordered this bag as a smaller carry-on option to pair with my carry-on roller, with no plans to use it for business purposes. I liked that the bag had a sleeve for securing it to your roller bag, but was also easy to carry. When the bag arrived, I was disappointed to find that it was much heavier and stiffer than I had imagined. This is probably a great feature if you're looking to protect your laptop, tablet, and work documents; but it wasn't what I was looking for in a carry-on. I'd agree with other reviews I've seen, that the front pocket isn't very accessible and it'd be better if the zipper ran around the sides so you could open it more. The organizational pockets seem more or less useless if you can barely fit your hand in the pocket to access them.

    Great case - πŸ˜€

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use this for a briefcase out in the field - I'm a Architect and this holds my iPad Pro, drawing sets, and other items I need for my overnight trips to CA from WA.

    The front pocket is a bit hard to get into, but it is not a big deal.

    I use this for my gym stuff as well - can't go wrong here.

    Highly recommended πŸ˜ƒ


    Almost there

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought this to replace the Osprey FlapJack that I've used over the past five years. A complaint that I had with the Osprey was the lack of a significant front pocket and having to unbuckle the flap every time I needed interior access. Hence, I didn't need a messenger bag, I needed more of a briefcase. This Patagonia seemed to fit the bill based on what I could ascertain online. I just received the product and just transferred the items from the Osprey to the Patagonia. Initial observations tell me that I know that I'll like the briefcase style access better and there is better separation between the laptop/tablet zippered pocket and the area where you'd store files, books, and etc. I bought it in black and consider it to be an attractive bag that can pass the "professional" test yet still retain a slight "technical" vibe. I could've used slightly more space overall but I knew what I was getting considering the volume was published. My biggest complaint would have to be how the front pocket is accessed. It is a straight zipper across the top which requires you to have to reach down into the bag to retrieve pens, pencils, chargers or whatever you might have stored in there. I would have preferred more of a radius designed zipper that would somewhat "peel" down a bit to provide better access to my goods. All in all, it seems like it will work well for me and has satisfied my complaints due to my experience with messenger style bags. From a value standpoint, it's a Patagonia, probably a little more $$ than what it's worth but I knowingly and willingly bought it with this already in mind. From what I could find, it seemed to have the most of what I was looking for.

    Patagonia - If you are reading this, I'd suggest offering this bag in a larger size as well. Perhaps something in the 1800-1900 range?