Rated 4 out of 5 by Jwnrw Holds a Ton of Stuff
I have been through more carry-on options than I care to admit -- backpacks, computer bags, you name it.
This is a very good bag with more room than I thought I could use. In fact, like most luggage, I find myself filling it to the brim - especially when traveling, as airline carriers now strongly suggest you carry on all electronics --- which can amount to be a fair bit of weight.
In particular, the fleece-lined pockets and the pullman handle sleeve are must-haves --- making this an excellent all-round travel companion.
On the downside, I would have liked an external water bottle sleeve on the outside ends of the bag. Because this is missing, I purchased a Bison Designs water bottle carabiner clip that I found at the checkout in the flagship store in Freeport as I was checking out. It attaches to the strap clips on the bag and provides an easy solution. Nevertheless, I'd still rather have had a holder built onto the bag itself.
Other than the water bottle holder, this is another great LLBean product.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeremy1 great computer briefcase
My son will use this for high school and college, he is a senior this year. He opened it up and started searching for pockets, big grin. He kept finding more pockets. He is ecstatic.
January 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by whoever New teacher gift
I purchased this for my grand daughter, a new teacher. She loves it! It carries everything she needs, from computer and phone to lesson plans and her 'homework',all those papers to be checked and returned.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goffer Does the job brilliantly
I bought this in the middle of a business trip to California from NY when my old trusty finally bit the dust -- LL Bean shipped it to a hotel in two days. It's great -- VERY light and well designed, lots of room in several well-placed zippered pockets. Well balanced in that it stays upright when you put it down. The thing on the back that you slide your extending suitcase handle through works beautifully. The blue color is quite charming.
Other reviews complained that the strap slips off the shoulder, but I've not had that problem, even with a slippery nylon-type jacket. I've only had it for a couple of weeks so far, but it seems great so far. I shopped around before buying this, and for the reasonable cost and Bean's return policy, this was a no-brainer.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elly123 Comfortable
I bought it to my hubby and he liked it. There were few things that he would improve this bag. First it does not have any structural rigidity so if you put it on the floor it won't stay up. A lot internal pockets are with loop hooks, he would lie not to be so. So he can put larger stuff in each pocket. But this is might be just how he arranged his stuff in the bag.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Philip2 Laptop briefcase
I wrote review of this but wanted to make comment on writing about color, I bought the smoke/deep water one and is really nice, breaking up the monotony, of just black. I'd recommend this bag and doubt you'd find better. Get it right the first time
October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wassail Excellent Bag
I got the teal colored one. Excellent workmanship and materials. For me, there are actually too many pockets and compartments - unused to this wealth of storage options, I keep on losing track of my stuff. Over time I'll figure that one out. Also, I do not own a laptop or tablet and really don't have a huge need for one - but all of a sudden I'm feeling these weird urges to buy one since this bag is obviously so "right" for such a device! I'm very impressed that although this is a "soft" briefcase my papers etc. don't get crushed, wrinkled, or otherwise mangled. Very comfortable to carry over the shoulder. Very glad I got this bag.
October 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Philip2 Laptop/soft briefcase
Ok first, I hardly ever give 5 stars. So 4 is pretty good. I would highly recommend this case. Light weight but sturdy. I keep my laptop and tablet in offered compartments and power supply cords tucked in another., also my "at-a-glance" planner. With room for pens and other essentials.
What makes this nice is the weight. I only notice weight of both electronic devices- my other briefcase is quite weighty and with added weight is like carrying full luggage. Also small enough to fit under desk or somewhere out of the way.
Now they need to offer other colors or at least trimmed with a color, just to break up the basic black.
But over all this is a nice attach?
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tyedye1 Awesome
I ordered the large leather messanger bag and returned it twice. I was ready to give up but decided to try one more briefcase, so I ordered this one. It is amazing. It has lots of pockts, all sizes and shapes. It fits everything that I put into it with space to spare. It is extremely comfortable to carry and is lightweight, but yet does not topple over when it is set down.
I love this item, I got it in blue and cannot think of anything that could be done to improve it. Its the best1
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pugs2 Commuter Briefcase
I recently received this commuter briefcase from LL Bean.. It is everything I was looking for, large enough to hold a lap top, a tablet, cell phone, and a lot of room for paperwork and whatever you may need to bring along. Very well constructed and will last for many years.
October 8, 2014