Rated 3 out of 5 by DJcarolina Good, but not great
When I first received this, I was very disappointed, and might have returned it if I hadn't had it monogrammed. As I use it more, I think I will like it okay. It seems sturdily constructed, and looks nice. The picture is a bit misleading in that the bag is not rigid enough to stand up on its own, so if you don't have things in it to MAKE it stand up, it's just a canvas bag. I would also like to see some rigidity in the outside pockets, and some padding around the computer pocket. Also, when using it on a plane trip recently, I wanted to "un-velcro" the part that slips over your rolling suitcase handle, and it took two hands and much pulling to release the velcro. This is pretty inconvenient when traveling and juggling luggage. But again, I am more satisfied with it than when I initially received it, just wishing for a little more structure.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by South12bound Great looking and sturdy!
The Sportman's Deluxe Briefcase was a great purchase. It looks good and is very practical. Very useful for traveling especially.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MobjackSailor Absolutely great design and quality
I love LLBean but still read reviews before purchasing. Most were positive, but we are thrilled with the design and quality of the bag. It has great storage areas, zippers, and flaps that give easy access to store all your stuff. The padded shoulder strap, hardware are all top quality. Thank you LLBean!
May 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Commuter2Boston Great!
This is well made and large enough for computer. I do recommend to the manufacturer that a stiff divider be included for paper work storage... Needs a stiff divider! I made my own but wish it was included!
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Just Right
This briefcase turned out to be the perfect size for what I need. The design and function are well thought out and its construction is sturdy and dependable, while not weighing so much as to make it burdensome to carry. All in all a very good product.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rainbowchaser they don't wear out!
We purchased this briefcase --black, monogrammed -- for my daughter's birthday. It fit her needs for a professional trip where she wanted to carry lecture materials and an I-pad, etc., and omit the purse. The bag is roomy, expandable, classic and can get dressed up or down.
She used it, loved it and then complained that she probably won't ever need another one (different color or whatever) because she doesn't want to get rid of something that's in perfect condition because she likes a different color. Her L .L. Bean backpack from seventh grade is still very useable and she doesn't want to give it up for another just because her color preferences have changed. Good products wear well.
She says that about all her Bean gifts and those given to her family. She says the products are used hard and work well for their purposes.
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tvdon Carry Forward
Bought this bag to replace my 35 year old LLBean canvas brief. I use it as a travel carry on. Configuration is good, with large, expandable storage, plus some briefcase organizing features. Two potential negatives, however. Shoulder strap is not a good design. I have swapped it for a strap from another Bean briefcase. Bag material leaves a little to be desired. Nylon and leather textures are not of the caliber once delivered by Bean goods. I wish they made this style in canvas.
Should function well for me. Let's hope I get the wear out of it that I did with my previous bag!
March 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SonomaCountyFarmer Below standard L.L.Bean bag
I own several L.L. Bean bags from toiletry size to back packs. This briefcase was disappointing. I expected a more durable, substantial product. I returned it. Will keep looking.
March 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lorrain Awkward to Carry
I was disappointed in this case because the shoulder strap lacks flexibility. It doesn't bend around the shoulder and so the case wobbles back and forth as one walks. The material seems cheap to me for the price. The large interior pocket could use more pockets for pens, etc. Other compartments have these pockets, but I find I have to routinely open multiple compartments to get all the tools I need. It is time consuming and inconvenient. I was too lazy to pack it up to return it so I am stuck using it for now.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Docdan nice looking, strong, confortable
timely service.very good, durable product.
excellent customer service
February 27, 2014