After reading all of the great reviews for this bag I decided to purchase it for my boyfriend as a gift. He was very happy with the bag. After a few months of use the piece that connects the strap to the bag broke. It works with a pin-type mechanism, however the pin has a tendency to slide out of place. A few times he was able to locate the pin, slip back in, and get away with a few more days of use before it inevitably slipped out again and was lost for good rendering the strap useless. Undeterred, he started carrying the bag by the handle but the same thing eventually happened with the piece that connects the handle to the bag. We live in a city and he walks to and from work (a little over a mile each way) every day, so the bag was subjected to a good amount fo jostling. If you are a city dweller, this bag might not get the life-span you'd like, but at this price it could be worth a try. If the extent you use the strap/ handle is to walk with the bag into the office from the parking lot you will probably have no problems with the strap/ handle and will be perfectly happy with the bag. Nedless to say I am back on the site looking for a replacement bag and decided to leave a review.
I purchased this briefcase on 10/28/2009. I have used it for a few weeks. The handle broke. I contacted Overstock about returning it. They told me I could return it for a reduced refund. My point of contention here is that I have been a faithful customer to overstock. I have spent thousands of dollars with overstock. If I purchase an item that tears up inder normal wear, then I should recieve A) full compensation for this item or B) a replacement. This is an example of cheap merchandies as well as poor customer service.
Product advertised meet the standards presented , the detailed features are appropriate for daily usage. I , have no regrets for making a wise decision. Despite the fact, that the leather is not top quality , however the product is sturdy and practical for daily usage. The manufacturer of this product demonstrated conscience and truly presented this item for profit with consideration for customers.
- How accurate was the sizing? Very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Moderate quality leather with very detailed features.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No manufacturer defect detected.
Leather was not soft enough, quality of it was not there and it do not have any padding for your computer.
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. not very good quality
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I bought this as a gift for my husband. He has had it over a year now and there have been no problems. It has the space and compartments needed to keep things organized and looks great with whatever he's wearing weather at the office or in the coffee shop. He uses the shoulder strap all the time and it had stood up to lots of wear and tear...still looks great and is softening up.
- Did the product fit true to size? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Very good
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
This a very sturdy bag that sits well on the floor or table. The leather is very nice. I bought it as a gift for my husband, and it is not quite as roomy as his old one, but he is still very happy with it, and I am happy with the price.
I bought this briefcase for my husband as a gift. His previous one did not have a dowel rod & he was forever trying to get it to stay in shape. This is the perfect answer and it looks fabulous as well! I didn't know what to expect, as I'd been searching for the perfect briefcase for awhile now. He loves it & papers & documents are orderly & easy to find. It was a great buy! Thanks!
This briefcase is very good value for the money. I bought it for my husband for his b'day. He is enjoying it very much and so far it seems to be sturdy. He travels on the subway daily so sturdiness and durability is very important. We are very happy with this purchase.... But shhhh please don't tell him the price since he thinks it was much more expensive than it actually was.