Pretty cool briefcase
Tom Bihn, who used to have a shop in Santa Cruz when I lived there, now has a much larger company in Seattle. His Empire Builder Laptop Briefcase is exceptionally well-designed and capacious. I bought one for a carry-on for travel (I check my suitcase these days), and I really like it. (I got the Black/Crimson/Steel.)
He makes quality stuff, and I’m pleased to say that later this fall we’re likely to see a Go Travel Bag from his shop. He’s already gone to a meeting of the Seattle Go Club to check out user requirements, weight and size of equipment, etc.
UPDATE 2: An excellent review of the Empire Builder with many photos.