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If only it were just a little bigger
on March 14, 2014
This review is based strictly on my own personal needs, but nevertheless affects my evaluation of this product. First of all, the Dalix portfolio is a very decent product. I would even go so far as to say that, after looking long and hard, it is a best buy. For the past several years I have purchased a number of Samsonite portfolios, which were perfect for my needs in all respects but one: the handles do not hold up. After my fourth Samsonite portfolio in two years, I finally gave up on them and decided to try the Dalix instead. The Dalix has almost all of the features of the Samsonite (and then some), yet is considerably less expensive and seems to have much better made handles than the Samsonite that--I hope--will hold up over time. I travel a lot and the items I use go through a lot of stresses and strains, especially my portfolios. So far, so good. Should this change, I will update this review. I've done enough traveling now putting this portfolio through it's paces, however, that I feel as if the Dalix is going to meet my expectations much better than the Samsonite did.
Again, the overall design of the Dalix is very similar to the Samsonite. Like the Samsonite, the Dalix allows me to carry my large tablet in one of it's internal pockets and has a good number of separate pockets for my invoices, etc. along with the all-important 3 ring binder for all of my price lists, etc as well as a slot for the paper tablet. While the Samsonite also has some large general pockets, the Dalix uses the "accordion-style" pockets for dividing your paperwork much more efficiently. In addition the Dalix has outer rings for attaching a carrying strap (included) for times when you're on a plane or have your hands full with other things. The Samsonite does not. The only area of criticism that I have so far, is that the Dalix is a bit smaller than the Samsonite. I often carry several large notebooks with me that contain Purchase Orders, etc. I could fairly easily carry those inside my Samsonite and still be able to zip the portfolio up; something I can't do with the Dalix. That has been it's primary drawback for me. Overall, I am quite pleased with the Dalix portfolio and would recommend it to others whose needs do not require a large amount of internal space.
Update: Well, The handles on the Dalix portfolio broke just like the Samsonite; it didn't even survive the school year. Oh well. It looks as if I'll be looking for another brand after all.