Patagonia Tres MLC Convertible Briefcase - 45L

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Standing in line at the carousel is for the county fair, not the airport. The durable Patagonia Tres MLC convertible briefcase is one of the most versatile bags you'll ever stuff into an overhead bin.

  • Features

    • This soft-sided MLC® (Maximum Legal Carry-On) bag holds 3–5 days' worth of clothes, opens like a book for easy packing and meets most airline carry-on size requirements
    • 630-denier nylon (50% recycled/50% high-tenacity) fabric is lined with 200-denier recycled polyester; both have a polyurethane coating and durable water repellent (DWR) finish
    • Clamshell-opening main zippered compartment features 2 separate chambers for easy packing, access and organization
    • Internal padded sleeve holds most 15 in. laptops and doubles as a clothing organizer; a second zippered pocket keeps shoes separate from clothing
    • 2 exterior pockets organize essentials and include features to hold keys, electronics, travel documents and phone
    • Padded shoulder strap can be worn over one shoulder or across the chest, bandolier style; top and side handles allow briefcase carry
    • Zip-away, ergonomic shoulder straps onvert the bag to a backpack so you can easily sprint through crowds
    • Rear sleeve is designed to slide over the telescoping handle on your wheeled luggage
    • This item meets carry-on size restrictions for most airlines (size not to exceed 45 linear inches when adding L+W+H; this is subject to change, so check with your airline)


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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use


    Bag Style


    Gear Capacity (L)

    45 liters

    Gear Capacity (cu. in.)

    2,746 cubic inches

    Number of Exterior Pockets


    Laptop Compartment


    Fits Laptop Size (in.)

    15 inches




    Body: 50% recycled plain weave nylon; lining: recycled polyester




    3 lbs. 2.1 oz.




    Contains recycled materials

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