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Hudson Laptop Briefcase

A handsome briefcase for shuttling your MacBook and iPad on office visits and upgrades.

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What are the features?

Organization

Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

Fit

Removable shoulder strap enables you to wear it like messenger or briefcase

TSA-compliant laptop access; send your bag through security without removing your devices

Clever Extras

Grab handle for easy lifting

Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

Materials

Genuine leather binding and trim

Premium liner fabric with a soft surface finish

Waxed 14oz canvas body is water resistant and looks better with age

Origin

Imported

Laptop/Tablet

Laptop compartment fits up to 15" MacBook Pro as well as an iPad in a separate pocket

What's this all about?

Built with the business traveler in mind, the Hudson Briefcase dresses up or down with ease and is designed to carry and protect both your MacBook and iPad. Rugged waxed canvas, heavy duty zippers, and leather trims are tough as nails and get better with age, so you can feel good about being hard on the Hudson. Use the removable shoulder strap for an easy airport carry or go old school and carry it in-hand for an all-business entry.

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OS 15.7 40.0 12.2 31.0 3.5 9.0 2.2 1.0 488 8.0

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Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim . If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair claim here and say hello to your Timbuk2 product for us.

Please note that we also have a handful of non-Timbuk2 manufactured products, such as Blue Bottle, all apparel, and Joey Charging Kits, included on the website. While we love these products and think they’re awesome, they’re not covered under our lifetime warranty.

Reviews (46)

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Hudson Laptop Briefcase
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (42)
  • Well built / quality (33)
  • Adequate capacity (26)
  • Well organized inside (26)
  • Lightweight (24)

Cons

  • Inadequate capacity (6)
  • Flimsy construction (3)
  • Poor internal layout (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily commuting (31)
  • Travel (26)
  • Staying organized (24)
  • Important documents (18)
  • School (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (20), Trendy/stylish dresser (11), Casual dresser (9), Comfort-oriented (3), Practical (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (37), Personal (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34), Yes (8)

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1.0

Very Pretty But Very Flimsy

By Blah

From NJ

About Me: Classic Dresser

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Well Organized Inside

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

    Comments about Hudson Laptop Briefcase:

    The bag is beautiful, but the leather bits are of very poor quality. Hopefully it lasts, but I fear the rivets and snaps will pull thru the leather at any time.
    I expected better quality as other Hudson bags I have seen have better quality leather.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Needs the Core laptop's features

    By GMGCPA

    From NY,NY

    About Me: Classic Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Lightweight
    • Looks

    Cons

    • Front Pocket
    • Inadequate Capacity

    Best Uses

    • Important Documents

    Comments about Hudson Laptop Briefcase:

    I have several Timbuk2 bags including the Core laptop bag and this one and the Hudson bag needs all the Core's features as the Hudson front pocket is worthless when the bag is full unlike the Core who's front outside pocket has storage pockets, dividers and is bellowed....Core has a solid grab handle Hudson's are flimsy...Hudson has the looks...Core has everything else including rear outside storage!

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent Daily Carry

    By The Librarian

    From NC

    About Me: Classic Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Quality Construction
    • Well Organized Inside

    Cons

    • Handles Trim Scuff Easy

    Best Uses

    • Daily Commuting
    • Staying Organized

    Comments about Hudson Laptop Briefcase:

    I've been carrying this briefcase every weekday since Christmas of 2013 and it still looks great and feels brand new. It has ample room for magazines, papers, document organizers, office supplies, my Air and occasionally my iPad. The key keeper is an added bonus that I didn't think I'd use but it's been great for making sure I don't lose the keys to the library.

    The only gripe I have is that the finish on the leather handles and trim scuffs/ wears off rather easily.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Cft

    By Rt

    From Hj

    About Me: Casual Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hudson Laptop Briefcase:

          G

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Stone_1920, Waxed Canvas

          By Johnny Chng

          From Singapore

          About Me: Classic Dresser

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Adequate Capacity
          • Attractive Design
          • Quality Construction
          • Well Organized Inside

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Commuting
            • Important Documents
            • Staying Organized
            • Traveling

            Comments about Hudson Laptop Briefcase:

            I was contemplating between this and the Proof Laptop Messenger bag (also another Distilled Collection series). But in the end I got this Hudson Laptop Briefcase, because:

            1) "Handle grip" - Is this important? Maybe yes, when I place down my bag on the ground, I can pick it up using the handle grip. Some people mind not having it. I'm indifferent.

            2) Bigger is better - This bag is bigger, it can carry my company's 14" Dell Latitude laptop, which is thick and not an Ultrabook. According to the website, my company's laptop fits this bag but not the Proof Laptop Messenger bag.

            3) Briefcase, in my opinion, is more "mature looking"

            4) Ample compartments - one for my iPod touch, one for BlackBerry, one for iPad, one for Laptop, another one for External Battery Charger or it could fit in a "Phablet" (I believe). And many more, which I don't use often. :)

            Some "cons" which I have to point out though:
            1) Like one of the other review. The front big pocket is enclosed by using "buttons". And they are not "magnetic". Unlike magnetic buttons, it needs more effort to
            (a) find the right spot; and
            (b) push it in with slight force; and
            (c) it might close "silently".
            And for (c), I get paranoid and I was like.. "did I close it? let me try again.."

            2) Again, like another review. The (removable) strap does not come with a Strap Pad (!!). I knew it in the first place and purchased the Strap Pad from Timbuk2 - "Custom Strap Pad (Medium, Black_888, Waterproof Polybond)". I was hesitant which colour to match the Strap Pad with this (Stone_1920, Waxed Canvas) Hudson Laptop Briefcase. I played the safest rule, picking a Black (easiest-to-pair-with colour) one. And as expected, it "blended" with the black (removable) strap of the bag. I strongly suggest buying a Strap Pad especially if you carry it over your shoulder often. My stuff weigh a tons, probably 3kg excluding the bag, and so Strap Pad is a must-have!!

            3) Because the Briefcase can be "split into half", the hook for the (removable) strap is built onto the other half of bag. As a result, it went kind of off balance (if you get what I mean). It take time to get used to, not a big issue for me. Overall the strap is still centrally positioned.

            4) The "leather portion", it is black colour for my case, when the bag first came, I noticed the "back" of the leather is "greenish" in colour. I thought it was mold (??), but doesn't smell like one. But I gets particular about colour matching. My bag is stone grey overall, with black leather, and some parts look greenish (wth?). Anyway, it is not very visible. You will only notice it if you look at the "back" of the handle grip.

            5) The zip is big, and "tough". It needs some effort to unzip the bag. I hope that "toughness" translates to "durability" and quality of the zip.

            Overall, I like it and I am likely to recommend it. It is expensive, yes I feel so, which is why I only gave it 4 stars. But the design, the number of compartments, it suits the style of a Young Adult.

            I can't comment on the quality, but it has not break down on me yet. :)

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Best Looking Briefcase With Problems

            By Jeff

            From Darien, CT

            About Me: Classic Dresser

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adequate Capacity
            • Attractive Design
            • Lightweight
            • Well Organized Inside

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Daily Commuting
            • Staying Organized
            • Traveling

            Comments about Hudson Laptop Briefcase:

            The product is one of many bags I have purchased from Timbuk2. This product's layout is great but the handle construction failed after one day. I called Timbuk2 and they are aware of the faulty design and plan to replace this bag in February once the improved version arrives. I am surprised they are still selling it since they are aware these bages will not hold up well.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Functional and Stylish

            By Karl

            From Santa Barbara, CA

            About Me: Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Adequate Capacity
            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction
            • Sophisticated Look
            • Well Organized Inside

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Commuting
              • Staying Organized
              • Traveling

              Comments about Hudson Laptop Briefcase:

              Use this briefcase every day for work. Keeps my PC laptop, two work phones, tablet and other personal items well organized and protected. The internal organization is smartly laid out and has ample space for all of my tech gear including power supply, extra network cables and a small amount of paperwork. Even has a handy key storage and retrieval system.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great

              By Zona

              From Claremont

              About Me: Casual Dresser

              Pros

              • Adequate Capacity
              • Attractive Design
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Construction
              • Secure Design
              • Well Organized Inside

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Commuting
                • Staying Organized

                Comments about Hudson Laptop Briefcase:

                Love it, use it everyday. Only thing O would add is a small zipper pocket in the front flap pocket.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very stylish, highly functional, limited

                By CT1982

                From Cambridge, MA

                About Me: Casual Dresser

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Quality Construction
                • Secure Design
                • Well Organized Inside

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Inadequate Capacity

                Best Uses

                • Daily Commuting
                • Important Documents

                Comments about Hudson Laptop Briefcase:

                Great bag for professional use where a traditional timbuk2 messenger just won't cut it any more. One of the most attractive bags in the leather/canvas briefcase genre with the quality and durability timbuk2' is famous for. That said, the capacity and carrying comfort is a definite step down from a messenger bag or backpack. Plus my original hudson bled leather dye all over my clothes. Timbuk2 was great in sending me a new bag right away .

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Misses the mark in many key areas.

                By Greg

                From Atlanta, GA

                About Me: Classic Dresser

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Adequate Capacity
                • Attractive Design
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Bad Pocket Design
                • Front Snaps Difficult
                • Inadequate Capacity
                • Needs More Leather Trim
                • Poor Internal Layout
                • Rough Clunky Zippers

                Best Uses

                • Daily Commuting
                • Traveling

                Comments about Hudson Laptop Briefcase:

                I needed a bag to carry my 13" MacBook Pro retina (very thin) and iPad. I wanted something that looked nicer than my backpack and could be carried like a messenger bag. Overall, this is a nice bag for the basics but there are a number of things that could have been done better:

                1. There's no pen pocket in the front flap pocket. Everything is just loose. Annoyingly unorganized. There's a long strap for keys that just gets in the way and tangled up.

                2. The front flap has two snaps. Strong magnets or even Velcro would have been easier and more secure (already dumped it once thinking the snaps were snapped)

                3. The pen pockets in the zip area are deep and too narrow. Easy to loose them down there and hard to get out with big fingers like mine.

                4. The pockets are too small for the smallest of portable hard drive and there's no front area for ids or business cards.

                5. The zippers seem heavy-duty but feel a bit rough.

                6. Additional leather trim would have made it look better than the canvas. Still nicer looking than the standard black nylon bags.

                Overall, it's an ok bag but doesn't live up to my expectations. Not totally disappointed but certainly not wowed.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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