Samsonite Leather Flapover Briefcase

4.3 out of 5 stars 323 customer reviews

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  • Leather
  • Crafted of genuine leather
  • Front pocket organization for all your business needs
  • Padded, removable adjustment shoulder strap
  • SmartPocket slides over upright handles for easy mobility
  • Top carry handle
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Product Description

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 16.5 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004CI05SS
  • Item model number: 43120
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 16, 2010
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,066 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    Size: 17"Color: Black Verified Purchase
    I must say. I should have listened to all of the other reviews. Do not buy this bag if you travel or plan to set it down anywhere. Here are some pictures of what happens after a few days.
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    Size: 17"Color: Black Verified Purchase
    I bought this to replace a Samsonite briefcase that I thought was the an earlier version of this one. This case turns out to be quite a bit bigger than my old one, and more substantial. It seems well put together and the buckles and strap are sturdy. Plenty of room and a padded section for a laptop toward the back. Note the dimensions especially the front-to-back depth-- it's not a "fit under your arm" briefcase but more squared off and doesn't really collapse as you might suspect from the photo. If you're looking for a professional piece at a bargain price that looks like it will last a long time, this is a good choice. There is a large bottomless surface on the back of the case that I believe is to slip an extendable suitcase handle into when you're traveling but I'm not sure and its not explained on the accompanying info card.
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    Size: 17"Color: Black Verified Purchase
    Pros:

    This bag both look and feels extremely well made, and is perfect for carrying a laptop and some papers. I am an attorney, and it looks good in court.

    It also fits fantastically onto the handle of a suitcase with its nicely hidden back-flap, which I do not think is obvious in the pictures..

    Cons:

    Before buying this I was aware that it was not a huge bag, and was intended for carrying a reasonably light amount of stuff. The main reason I have given four rather than five stars, however, is that it is not great for fitting irregularly shaped stuff (i.e. my leather binder, plus papers, plus laptop all fit in great, but I have difficulties instead fitting my coffee cup). You cannot stuff things into the bag, as, if you can't close the flap, you cant carry it at all, as the clasp has to be fully closed to use the strap.

    UPDATE: After using the bag for a couple of weeks, it has definitely relaxed a little which makes a big difference to how much you can fit in. I can now happily fit in my laptop (albeit an ultrabook)and charger, my coffee cup, tuperware lunch box, umbrella and leather documents folder with some room to spare. END OF UPDATE

    Also, I am not particularly tall (6ft) but the strap nevertheless felt too short to carry it over my shoulder. I have ended up using the strap from my previous bag.

    Conclusion:
    If you want to use this as a smart bag for your laptop plus papers, this is a great purchase - and well worth the price. If you want this as a general bag and will have lots of stuff in it, consider getting a bigger/more flexible one. I would probably give this a 4.5 if I could.
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    Size: 17"Color: Black Verified Purchase
    I had high hopes for this briefcase as I loved the way it looked at Macy's and was significantly cheaper here on Amazon. Received it on a Saturday and took it to work on Monday. I used it to carry my Macbook Air 15.4" and a few files. Transportation involved putting on floor of car and then under my desk at work, nothing more. By the THIRD day, I noticed leather starting to rub off on the trim of the bag.

    Let me reiterate, there was no rough handling of this at all. I've had leather briefcases that have gotten beat up over the years and outside of smudges and smears have held up like champions. To see leather actually "peeling" off on the third day was simply unacceptable, and I am now in process of returning. A shame, because it looks great and has a nice layout on the inside .
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    Got this briefcase 1 year ago. Did some immediate travel for business and noticed that the bottom corners were starting to wear. The leather is composite, which you can see because the veneered corners have worn down. To be clear, I have not put this briefcase through any sort of undue stress. It's been in the following places: a car, under an airplane seat, and next to my desk.

    I would like to give this product the benefit of the doubt, because of the other positive reviews, but I don't think Samsonite should be using composite leather.

    Some pros: It looks quite sharp and I've been complemented on it many times. Also, it's affordable.

    Additional con: It's not too roomy. If you put more than a couple folders inside the bag you will not be able to shut it.
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    Just received, unpacked, and quickly loaded...VERY NICE!! (Bravo to the packing/shipping department who delivered this within a day of ordering. )

    - Combination Briefcase/Laptop Carrier, has both a substantial/wide strap and a carrying handle!
    - The leather construction and silver accents make for a quality-looking bag.
    - The boxy shape and classic design works well for men and women.
    - Adjustable "belt buckle" strap. (At it's shortest setting, the top of the bag comes to my waist and is very comfortable. At 5'3", I don't feel overwhelmed when I carry the bag.)

    Regarding storage, I put my wallet and keys in the middle zippered pocket and put a few file folders and a planner in the other dividers. The padded laptop section is big for my MacBook Air (in a Speck case) but that gave me room for my Kindle in it's case. The section's padding isn't too thick and could be used instead to carry more paperwork or personal items. The front panel organizer is typical of most briefcases with small pockets for pens, etc. The back has an outside zippered pocket, as well as an open "pocket" to piggyback onto your luggage handle.

    First impressions, I'm very happy with my purchase!!
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