This is my second McKlein briefcase. The last one lasted over 6 years and finally just wore out. This one seems like it is even better quality than the last. The zippers seem slightly stronger and they have added some metal reinforcement where the handles attach to the case itself. It expands to over 8 inches. I am very pleased with the case and even "sold" one the first day that I took it to the office. My boss had been looking for something similar and placed his order on Overstock the next day.
I received bag before due date which was really great. I also was very impressed with the quality. The closing of the bag might not suit everyone as it is just two straps that push into the metal fasteners, which I actually prefer as it is much easier to take out and put things into the bag. Plenty of space and additional enclosures with zips on the pockets inside. Two pen slot holders and place for phone, i-pad and business cards etc. I must also inform everyone that this will hold a 17 inch Apple laptop comfortably. The strap is also well made and is comfortable on the shoulder whilst carrying 3-4 kgs in the bag. It will also stands upright and the cover flap stays open. The leather is of a soft type and I would expect the bag to become more flexible with use over time. I did a test run with my bag to confirm everything and I had i-phone, i-pad, pens, document folders (2) small collapsible umbrella and to stretch bag out I put 12 x 250ml cartons of juice stacked on top of each other. The bag was still able to close and I walked very easy with the bag and also traveled on a bus without any difficulty. I recommend this bag for educators, teachers, students. I hope this helps you. Have a great day!
I have been searching for a reasonably priced brown briefcase with a color richness. I ordered this as a second choice because my first choice was not available. I'm so glad I did and I enjoy this so much more than I think I would have if I would've received my first choice. This briefcase is much more spacious in regards to its compartments than it looks. The brown is nice but it looks like it will scuff but I feel it will add character to it and there aren't many things brown that I know of that does not scuff. Scuffed or not, I'll still carry it. The metal accents are nice. The only small problem I had is that the carrying handle made noise when I carried the bag but I think as I break it in it will loosen. I am thinking of purchasing the black somewhere down the line. This briefcase looks better in person that the pictures show.
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