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This review is from: Solo Premium Leather 15.6" Laptop Carryall, Espresso, VTA801-3 (Personal Computers)
I ordered several bags at the same time to compare them side by side: this Solo bag plus the Targus TLT004 15.4 Ladies Deluxe Tote and Mobile Edge Ultra TechTote METU01. The Solo bag is a couple of inches shorter and thus smaller capacity overall which initially concerned me, but I found it to have similar usable space, since the space in the other two bags was divided up into several compartments that don't suit my needs, and the extra height is not useful for a 15" laptop and file folders. In the end the other two seemed obnoxiously large. The Solo bag is definitely of richer quality and style; the other two were pretty mundane black laptop bags and did not look terribly sophisticated or stylish. I decided to keep the Solo bag - My major concern is how the Solo bag will hold up to scuffs and raindrops, but the leather feels soft and high-quality so I presume regular leather care will keep it in good shape. It is a nice style and would be recommended even if you don't put a laptop in it.
Update: a year or so later, the bag still looks like new. I love it!
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Initial post: Aug 28, 2014 12:46:29 AM PDT
Thank you for the excellent tote reviews. I was looking at this and the mobile-edge. Seeing as my last tote (purchased based off style + price...) just broke after 2 months, I needed to change my approach towards selecting bags. As a laptop-toting, corporate office dweller, I need both style and function. Based off my new research and your reviews, I will be picking up the Solo tote happily. Thanks again :)
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2014 10:44:20 AM PDT
Glad it helped! Going on four years later and I'm still using it. Haven't even done any leather maintenance steps in the past couple years and surprisingly it still looks non-shabby (doesn't look brand new but still well within bounds of a classy work bag).
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