The sturdy canvas brief is lightweight and durable enough for everyday use. The 22-ounce cotton canvas has been treated with a polyurethane coating to deflect water and resist stains. The strength of the tightly woven canvas allows each bag to retain its shape over a lifetime of use.
The waxed cotton (used in the handles of the bags) is a Martin family secret that has been passed on for 7 generations from father to son. The Martin family has been involved in the dyeing and finishing of textiles in the U.S. since 1838. The cotton allows the fabric to breathe while the waxes impart a unique, comfortable patina. The treatment affords the fabric a lifelong resistance to inclement weather. (Lesser versions of waxed cotton can be oily and have an unpleasant odor).
The brief features two large exterior front slip pockets, a rear exterior slip pocket that runs the length of the bag, an interior slip pocket that will accommodate most 15" laptops (easily accommodates my 15" MacBook Pro), two interior organizing pockets, pen sleeves, navy cotton lining, a metal Talon zipper on exterior, and a detachable shoulder strap. The waxed cotton handles can be turned to face up or down, the two options allow greater comfort depending on the weight that is being carried. Made from 100% cotton canvas.