The Cary Briefcase - Single

Regular price $300.00 USD
Regular price $375.00 USD Sale price $300.00 USD
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Wirecutter’s top pick in briefcases for three years running, The Single is our original and timeless take on the essential everyday carry.

Wirecutter’s top pick in briefcases for three years running, The Single is our original and timeless take on the essential everyday carry.

PRE-ORDER PROMO & SHIP DATE : order early to enjoy reduced pricing. Ship dates are listed in the Shipping tab below.


Our original briefcase, the Cary is crafted from proprietary DuraLite™ fabric, an ultra lightweight, high tenacity twill with a waterproof backing. Smart sleeves put items at hand, while the main compartment secures valuables in tidy order. Features a removable laptop sleeve, pass-through for luggage, and our signature umbrella slot. Finished with full grain Italian leather handles, strap, and trim — the Cary is as timeless as it is versatile.


  • Waterproof DuraLite™ fabric shell 
  • Recycled Eco-Twill lining in khaki
  • Italian full grain leather accents
  • Hand polished nickel hardware
  • Japanese YKK Excella® zipper
  • Umbrella slot on back panel
  • Add-a-Bag sleeve for luggage
  • Key ring with magnetic leather tab
  • Luggage tag with card slot
  • Stow pocket with microsuede lining
  • Concealed AirTag Pocket
  • Packable shopper tote included
  • Removable laptop sleeve holds 15" devices
  • Fixed internal sleeve for 16" devices
  • Removable sleeve measures 15.0" (W) x 10.8" (H)
  • Body measures 16.0" (W) x 12.0" (H) x 3.9" (D)
  • Weighs 2.75 lbs empty
  • Ships in 100% recyclable packaging


As a proud member of One Percent for the Planet, we donate 1% of every sale to environmental causes and build sustainability into everything we do.


We fiercely believe in the ethos of quality over quantity. Each of our non-seasonal, evergreen designs is only made after meeting our exacting standards for quality and confidence that it will stand the test of time.


From linings to leather, we source materials that minimize our impact. Click the Specs tab above for detailed information about each component.


Whether it’s minimalist packaging or 3D models that reduce unneeded returns, we’ve learned that creative decisions can both protect our planet and also support a successful business model.

Shipping & Returns


This item is a pre-order and will ship at a later date. Please refer to the schedule below for ship dates based on region. All dates are estimates and updated regularly to reflect our best understanding of when your pre-order will ship.

Asia Pacific : ships Septemer 10-15

North America : ships October 15-20

Europe, Middle East, Oceania : ships October 20-25


We ship worldwide with a network of reliable carriers, offering both Economy and Express services at checkout. Wherein duties are required, they are payable by the customer at importation.


We gladly accept returns of unused, new items within 30 days of shipment and provide a prepaid label to make the process easy.

For international returns, we ask that customers make their own shipping arrangements with a trusted carrier of their choice.


With the aim of delivering more value to more customers, we do not blend the cost of returns into our prices and instead apply a US$15 surcharge to cover return shipping and restocking.

Lifetime Warranty

We take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. This item is protected by our guarantee against defects in manufacturing and materials.


Crafted from our resilient DuraLite™ nylon and full grain leather — all our bags are durable, fuss-free solutions built to be carried everyday. To clean the bag, simply use a wet cloth to wipe down the surface and let the fabric dry naturally. For more persistent spots, we recommend warm water and soap.

Over time, your daily touch points can show signs of use. We took this into account and designed detachable handles and straps. When you require a fresh set, they can be easily replaced and your bag will be as good as new.

If you have any questions about caring for your bag, our team is always standing by to help.

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Design Story

The Cary Briefcase was born in response to years spent traversing the cityscapes of New York and Hong Kong, carrying cumbersome bags in tow. While ballistic nylon, waxed canvas, and leather bags were the norm, they weighed us down and contributed complexity to our commutes. We sought something agile and effortless, and thus, our journey to build a better briefcase began.



Removable Laptop Sleeve

Detachable, with added protection and organization, the new 15” laptop sleeve adds a new level of versatility


Quick-Release Snaps

Patented Fidlock fasteners securely snap the sleeve in place, and offer quick-release access while on the go


Signature Umbrella Slot

One of our defining features, the smart umbrella slot leaves you weather ready without sacrificing space in your bag

Add the Umbrella


Add-a-Bag Luggage Sleeve

Cleverly concealed in the back pocket, our add-a-bag sleeve satisfies the seasoned traveler in sophisticated style


Waterproof DuraLite™ Fabric Technology

Impossibly lightweight, extremely durable, and completely waterproof — our proprietary DuraLite™ fabric is engineered for effortless mobility


Concealed AirTag Pocket

Keep peace of mind and track of your bag with one of its smartest features, the hidden AirTag pocket


Packable Shopper Tote

A better alternative to single-use bags, the included tote tucks neatly away into an easy access, dedicated pocket for the next time you need it handy


Stow Pocket with Microfiber Lining

Securely store essentials in a clever pocket whose microfiber lining does double-duty as a screen or lens wipe


Full Grain Leather Accents

Sourced from Italy's prestigious Conceria tanneries, full grain leather touch points enrich the experience while donating durability to the design


Smarter Organization

Years of feedback drive an optimized and versatile internal layout that provides the perfect place for everything


Magnetic Key Ring

Keep your keys classy with a full grain leather fob that conveniently clips inside the bag


Thoughtful Details
In Everything

Whether it's the card slot on the luggage tag or the perfect placement of pockets, extra attention to detail runs through every stitch and seam

Compare Briefcase Sizes

  • The Cary Briefcase – Slim

    For The Minimalist

    Measures : 16.0" x 12.0" x 2.0"

    Weighs : 1.85 lbs

    • Clamshell Design
    • Padded Laptop Sleeve
    • Ultra-lightweight Build
  • The Cary Briefcase – Single

    Classic and Original

    Measures : 16.0" x 12.0" x 3.9"

    Weighs : 2.75 lbs

    • Classic Briefcase Design
    • Fixed + Removable Laptop Sleeves
    • Add-a-Bag Sleeve for Suitcases
    • Packable Shopper Included
  • The Cary Briefcase – Double

    Effortless Mobility in Expanded Form

    Measures : 16.0" x 12.0" x 4.1"

    Weighs : 3.55 lbs

    • Dual Compartment Design
    • Fixed + Removable Laptop Sleeves
    • Add-a-Bag Sleeve for Suitcases
    • Packable Tote Included
    • Additional Capacity