WaterField Designs’ (www.sfbags.com) Field Tote is a handsome, US$119 tote for men made of waxed canvas and distressed leather.

It’s great for guys to use professionally or on casual outings. You can stow your laptop-in-a-sleeve or tablet in the Field Tote or stuff in your gym towels, wine bottles, or magazines. WaterField Design has included deep pockets for security and leather handles that are just the right length for putting on your shoulders, or carrying at your side.”

The Field Tote’s depth easily fits a laptop vertically along with files and other office necessities. The roomy interior remains narrow and sleek when not fully packed, yet expands easily to fit indispensables for a light weekend away. Two layers of premium full-grain leather make for heavy-duty straps that are long enough to sling over a shoulder keeping hands free, but short enough to use as sophisticated handles, to avoid creasing a suit jacket.

A deep, quick-access front pocket for frequently-used items is secured by a beautiful leather tab and metal screw stud. Inside, a zippered pocket secures with a locking slider for a wallet and other valuables. A key tether or other quickly-needed item can attach to a metal ring at the base of one handle.

The Field Tote is so lightweight (only one pound) that it can be folded and carried in another bag for use upon arrival at a new destination. It’s available in brown, burgundy or navy waxed canvas.