GIVEAWAY: Hlaska Caliper Briefcase

Bags fall somewhere between shoes and jeans in the minds of most men. You probably own far more than you could ever hope to wear – definitely more than you could ever need – but that doesn’t stop you from constantly adding to the collection. Even though we tell our kids (or will someday) that we don’t play favorites, we do. There’s always one bag, one pair of shoes, one pair of jeans that’s the go-to in a pinch. Our newest favorite bag is the Hlaska Caliper Briefcase because it’s Teflon coated acrylic with a nylon liner and Italian leather details. Capable of storing a 15″ laptop (in an internal sleeve pocket) and countless important briefs, it means business… casually.

THE GIVEAWAY:Contest Closed – Congrats to Steeeeeve

We have one large Hlaska Caliper Briefcase that we would like to put in the hands of a special individual. Leave a comment below about the types of things you’re going to store in it (notes, laptops, briefs, etc.) and the most creative comment wins the $225 briefcase for free thanks to Hlaska and Cool Material. We’ll choose a winner June 3. Good Luck!

Check out Hlaska now to see their sweet collection of briefcases, wallets, clothing and other accessories for Men. You’ll be glad you did.


  • Bryan Busbey

    Easy enough. Physicians Desk Reference, hollowed out. Inside; water proof matches, iodine tablets, beet seeds, protein bars, NASA blanket, and incase I get bored, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

  • ryan

    i definitely use it for my macbook, ipod and ipad, and all work related items!!! this would really top off my look and make me look as professional as possable! 😀 thanks for the opportunity!

  • Eric Haseltine

    This will be my travel luggage. Fill it with cash and a sandwich. Travel anywhere in the world with no need for spare boxers or doing laundry. With a sandwich, those flight attendants can’t hold my hunger hostage.

  • Steven

    I’d give it to my son, so he can give it to me for fathers day. I would store laptop, ipad, and tissue paper. Type, touch and wipe. That’s all you need to know.

  • TCheney

    It’s not so much what I can put in, as what I can finally leave behind. I’ve been lugging my Macbook around in an old REI backpack just because it’s so damned practical. I’ve reached a place in life where I need to upgrade. This would be a good upgrade. Besides the Macbook, I hope I can toss in a few business cards, a Ticonderoga #2, a couple of Pilot pens & a small sketch pad. Maybe a granola bar. Not a thrilling response, but it’s heartfelt and damned honest.

  • Peter

    Mostly my false documents. However, if I can get my balls out of my girlfriend’s purse, it would be nice to carry them in my own bag. My own Hlaska Caliper bag. You know, figuratively speaking.

  • yurhe

    If I win this, I’m gonna give it to my boyfriend. In it would be a note: “I’m excited to get married. I love you.”

  • Nat Yutzman

    Several USB keys, a dead bug, a #2 Adirondack broken-tipped pencil nub, a receipt from Metro Card purchase, a picture of the woman I wish I married, no hard feelings girls, a paper clip, some crumbs, an empty zip lock sandwich bag, a leaking pen, my son’s book report, the broken somethin or other off this bag a couple of months down the road, a Slim Jim (just in case), a dime, a penny, a list of contact phone numbers, and my lunch. I think that’s about it.

  • sebastiandavid

    The key to bag ownership is using the volume available to its entirety; the Maximum Volume Capacity of this Bag (MVCB) is 682.5 cubic inches. Therefore seeing that I am a juice box fanatic I could fit ±30 rectangles of sugar water in this beautifully constructed Caliper briefcase. If I were to ever do such a thing, it would be a great disservice to the Hlaskian engineers and off to the guillotines I would go. I have more respect than that, and seeing that my field of study is currently portfolio management I would apply the theory of diversification to the bag’s usage. If you have a Hlaska briefcase handy you pretty much can become a modern day Inspector Gadget. Is that a damsel in distress? Boom, that’s me, whipping out a first-aid kit from my Caliper. Oh?! Receptionist telling me I have to wait an additional two hours to be seen by the proctologist? No problem, let me just reach for what looks like a book. A book? More like 213 books stored on my Kindle in what appears to be a book but really is a Dodocase. We can’t forget about my go to snack: Hummus and Pita. Nicely stored in some containers (probably have a high content of BPA) that I picked up at a Tupperware Party*.

    These are just a few items I’d place in this marvel of a bag, that would ensure MVCB. The key to this briefcase is to treat it well, keep things in order, and it will take care of you (me).

    Thank you from the man in need of a Hlaska briefcase,


    *Readers take note, you will not pick up at a Tupperware Party (huge fail).

  • Nate

    I think i’d pack this sucker full of Frisbee discs and Coors light and head toward the rockies on a whirlwind road trip frolfing adventure.

  • Jennifer Rutsky

    All of my secret agent crap