Pilot Brief

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)
SKU: 633538000770by Frost River

$275.00

Add-ons

Add a Monogram

Personalize your softgoods with up to 4 letters, hot-stamped into a premium leather patch and sewn to your goods. Allow up to 10 business days, more details down the page. Enter initials below.

Sized like a cargo plane… it’ll haul everything you need for the cockpit or the office. Extra leather, and lots of pockets make it a top shelf brief with tons of utility.

Overview

Overview

Aircraft operational Manual? Check. Navigational manual? Check. Airport Diagrams? Check. Pilots routinely need to carry several big bulky binders and manuals. Our Pilot Brief is big enough to haul a small library of charts, regulations and aircraft related literature. This brief works great if you’re a pilot, if not, you’ve got some extra air space to work with.

The Pilot Brief by Frost River is a capable brief. It’s sized up for capacity and full of features for usability, plus a full leather bottom with leather accents for premium professionalism on the ground or in the air. The inside features a full-sized zippered slip pocket with organizing panel and leather card holder at the back, while the front panel has another slip pocket. The outside features three pleated pockets at the front and the ends offer slip pockets for brochures, phones, or a small water bottle.

Specifications

Specifications

Size

14"h x 16"w x 7"d

Closure

Large flap over main compartment with leather straps and brass roller buckles.

Exterior Pockets

2 slip on sides, 2 zipper on flap, 3 gusseted pockets on bag front.

Interior Pockets

1 full slip at front, 1 zippered slip with smaller organizational pockets and leather business card holder at back.

Shoulder Strap

1.5″ Cotton Web, Adjustable Slide, Solid Brass Snap Hooks.

Handle

Leather Wrapped Harness Leather.

Weight

3.4 lbs.

Base

Leather.

Materials

18 oz. waxed canvas, premium leather, solid brass hardware.

Style

Guarantee

WE JUST PLAIN GUARANTEE OUR STUFF.

We guarantee the hardware and workmanship on Frost River’s waxed canvas and leather packs, bags, and accessories forever. If we built it, we know the seams will stay strong, the zippers will work and the rivets and hardware will hold securely, and we take pride in building reliable softgoods at our shop in Duluth, Minnesota. We realize that stuff happens in life and rugged wilderness travel is tough on bags, and that if you use your gear hard, it will wear out eventually. That’s why it’s important to us that everything we make is highly repairable, usually worth repairing, and that we’ll be here to mend them with patches, straps, repairs, and fixes through a lifetime in the field — after all, the blemishes, scars, patches and stains in your pack each tell their own story, don’t they?

What’s covered?

We stand behind all our craftsmanship and hardware. We guarantee the seams on your Frost River bag will stay sewn together, the rivets will hold, the zippers will work, and the buckles will do their job for as long as you (or your grandkids) have your bag. The lustre on the hardware will fade and patina, and the seams will age, but they’ll hold, and keep on working. If they don’t, and your product fails due to flaws in craftsmanship or hardware, we will repair or replace it at our discretion to get your gear back in service. Please send any warranty or repair products to us in clean condition. You can read more about caring for you Frost River gear in our frequently asked questions section.

What’s not covered?

Our warranty does not cover normal wear and tear on the canvas, leather, or straps. We use great materials, — the best we can find — they’re tough and will hold up to all sorts of use and abuse. However, we cannot guarantee cotton and leather to last forever. We can, and do, make repairs to canvas bags at a reasonable rate, both Frost River, and sometimes other brands. If you’d like to get more information, or request a quote on a repair job, contact us at frcustom@frostriver.com or call the shop (it can help to send a photo or two).

The Fine Print…

All warranty and repair work requires postage to be paid to and from the shop. We reserve the right to replace a Frost River item if we feel it cannot logically be repaired, and refuse service if your pack or bag comes to us in an unclean condition. If a replacement is issued, the original will not be returned. Damage due to excessive wear and tear, damage caused by an animal, abuse, misuse, neglect, an act of God or nature, and damage due to modifications are not covered by our warranty. Please get a hold of us by using the contact us tab if you have any questions.

Do I need proof of purchase?

The short answer, is no, you do not need a proof of purchase. We build all Frost River reliable softgoods ourselves and we put our signature on each and every piece. If your bag has that little Frost River tag, (called a taffeta) it’s covered by our warranty. We will gladly work with you to repair bags and gear sent without the taffeta, but they are not covered by our guarantee. If you have any questions, please get a hold of us by using the contact info here.

Why we guarantee Frost River’s Reliable Softgoods

We take pride in keeping canvas bags out in the world, and will work with you to keep yours in working order. We offer a lifetime guarantee because we know how durable our products are; we built them, and because we did, we can take yours apart, fix it, and get it back to you again for more years of service.

Shipping Policy

We’ll get it built and get it there.

SHIPPING POLICY

Your order will be processed immediately upon receipt. As a manufacturer that prides itself on the handcrafted nature of our products, please understand that it may take a few days for your order to be built up. Orders with items that are in stock will ship out right away on the next business day, and if a production build has to be launched for your order, it may take up to 5 business days to get things ready. You will receive a confirmation email from us once your order is entered into our production system, and you will receive an email from your shipping provider once your package leaves our building.


EXPEDITED SHIPPING

If you need expedited shipping it is a good idea to give us a call to find out if the item is available for immediate shipping. You can reach us at 218.727.1472 or 800.FROST84. If your order is placed after 3pm CST, it will not be processed until the next day.


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Shipping timeframe for international shipping will be dependent on the chosen carrier. We do not have control over any Duties / Tariff’s and said costs will be the customers responsibility.


WHEN WE SHIP

Every day that our carriers are open, we can ship packages. Weekend and Holiday orders will be sent the first available shipping business day.


HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES

Head over to our Shipping Policies page to see service area maps for FedEx, UPS, and USPS.

 

Monday December 26th 

The diligent folks that deliver our packages through UPS, FedEx and USPS will be taking a much-deserved day off. No deliveries or pick-ups today. Thanks for all your help!

Please note that while we will make every effort to get your package on its way to you, once it leaves our shipping department with your carrier of choice, shipping guarantees or lack thereof are all handled by the carrier. Please check their individual terms or give us a call if you have any questions.

Monograms & Personalization

The Frost River Monogram Alphabet. Take a look at how the letters look to get an idea of how your monogram will turn out. For reference, each letter is just under 1/2″ tall while the leather is roughly 1″ tall.

Monograms! Made a lot like how we make our logos right here at Frost River, heat and pressure make a permanent and good lookin’ customized impression on our premium leather.

How we make ‘em:

We’ll load your letters (all upper case) in a carrier which looks a lot like an old printing press. The whole works gets heated up, and when up to temp, is pressed with a pneumatic ram into a patch made from our premium leather, and voila! A custom branded patch emerges! It’s a handmade, personalized match made in Duluth.

To Order:

Pick the bag you want, type your characters (up to 4) into the space provide to add a monogram and add the whole kit’n’caboodle to your cart. Monogram not an option on the product you’ve selected? Add that product to your cart, then head over to our Monogram page and add it separately.

Where do we sew ‘em? Some bags will have several options for Monogram placement, others will be limited as to where we can place the patch. You can make a request on placement in the “Order Notes” area of the checkout page when you place your order, but ultimately it’s up to us as to where the monogram will go. If you have any questions about placement etc. be sure to get in touch or let us know in the Order Notes at checkout, as once we build your custom bag with a monogram, it is not returnable.

You can expect a new monogram order to ship out within ten business days of when you place your order.

The Fine Print:

Monogrammed bags are considered a custom item and therefore are not returnable. But why would you want to? The monograms turn out nicely, the font is professional, and adds a nice touch to any of our Reliable Softgoods. By using heat combined with pressure, it will look great for years and won’t harm the integrity of the leather as simple hammering sometimes can.

Note: We reserve the right to refuse a monogram request at our discretion. If there are any issues, we will contact you via the email address or phone number you provide in your order.

Details:

  • All monograms are stamped with an upper-case, serif font. See photos for examples.
  • 4 character maximum
  • Letters are approx 5/8” tall
  • Leather patch is approx 1” x 2.5” Leather is full grain, oil-tanned and premium quality sourced from the S. B. Foot Tannery in Red Wing, Minnesota. It’s the same stuff we use for our trims, bag bottoms, and lighter duty straps. It’ll match well because it’s the same stuff. We apologize, but at this time we do not offer embroidered monograms.

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  1. Bill Ewing

    5 out of 5

    Bill Ewing

    Purchased one of these 5 – 6 years ago when we were in Duluth. I love the style and have received many compliments from coworkers. Keep in mind its a little pricey but you will only buy the Pilot Brief ONE time unless you lose it. Mine is used for work PC, traveling carrying multiple PC’s, tablets, phones, medicine, and reading materials – and it is in much the same condition as when it was purchased today. Just nicely broken in…. Great bag couldn’t be happier with it.

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  2. Peter

    5 out of 5 The Ultimate Work Bag.

    Peter (verified owner)

    After researching the Pilot Brief on your site, I felt it may be too large for my needs, not able to see the actual size in person. So, I order the Heritage Brief, but I soon found out it was not able to fit all my stuff! I promptly returned it and ordered the Pilot! I could not have been any happier. For someone who works in the NYC Transit environment, I needed a bag that was sturdy and reliable plus carry operational and regulatory manuals, basic safety equipment and a tablet! The Pilot is well appointed and makes lugging all my stuff to from work quite easy! Apart from the straps for the buckles, which seems a bit on the thin side, this bag is just about perfect!

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  3. Justin Boyes

    5 out of 5 Awesome bag

    Justin Boyes (verified owner)

    I did LOTS or research I needed a bag that will hold my computer and mobile printer this one does the trick.
    Only thing is I woukd buy the nicer strap and pad for it. My gear is heavy. This bag nice lookibg and strong. I am glad to have it.

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  4. Buzz

    5 out of 5 Pilot Brief

    Buzz

    I’m a guy that has far too many briefcases since I’m always looking for the perfect combination of size, function, comfort and looks. I’m not sure the perfect one exists but the Pilot Brief is as close as I’ve found for my needs. I’ve looked closely at a number of brands that make similar canvas/leather style bags and I settled on Frost River. That says a lot since I work in the outdoor industry and get “industry deals” on about anything I want and I paid full retail for the Frost River! Luckily I went to the store when passing through Duluth on vacation and had the chance to go through all the styles with a fine tooth comb. I’m sure I drove the sales associate nuts with all of my questions and the mess I made of her display area with numerous styles all in a row on the floor. She was very knowledgeable, helpful and patient as I narrowed my options down.

    Now that I have a few business trips under my belt with the Pilot Brief; I’m sure that I made the right decision. There’s no doubt that I’m going to be packing this one around for years to come.

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