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
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anontravguy Two padded handles would be better.
Overall it is a nice bag with some well placed pockets, etc. However, I can suggest some significant improvements. The retracting name tag is a total waste of space to me. Instead, an open top pocket where one could put plane tickets and ID's while going thru airport security would be really handy on that side of bag.
Also wish bag had two padded handles. Instead it has one plain handle that must be attached inside the other handle to have a padded handhold. That means one cannot quickly get into one side of bag without opening the handle thing and separating the handles.
The slide thru for attaching case to a rolling suitcase works great.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by USAviator Best ever
Definitely a keeper. This is the best briefcase for travel that I have found. Lots of space and lots of pockets that are well thought out. Well made. The slot on the back that slides over the handle of your carry on luggage keeps the briefcase secure and stable. I just made my first business trip with this bag and am thrilled with it. I expect to put a lot of miles on this one.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lilly4 Tons of pockets!
This is a much lighter weight bag than my old one. Many spaces for organizing plus a spot for the laptop and any paperwork necessary. I'll be using this bag as a second piece of luggage.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SportsGuy72 Great Work Bag!
I've had this bag / briefcase for 6 months, black with grey stitches. There is a pocket for everything: MacBook, iPad, iPhone, pens, sunglasses, legal pads / files, meds, everything you can think of. One of my favorite zip pockets is the cloth lined pocket for sunglasses & eye glasses. There are also cloth lined sleeves for tablets and phones within a section. Everything has its own place in the bag. I love it.
The one downside to the briefcase is the shoulder strap, it constantly slides off the shoulder. However any should strap will work on this bag and I got one from another e-retailer.
Even with the shoulder strap being what it is, I still give the briefcase a 5 star rating. I don't know how I managed before this bag. I'm much more organized and efficient with this bag in my life.
Thanks LL Bean!
July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by checkmatek2whiterook Replaces 20 yr old LLBean shoulder bag.
I have a 20 year old LLBean bag that I used as a briefcase for work. The old bag was designed before laptops/tablets/cell phones became common. This new commuter briefcase has specific storage for these items as well as for their associated cables and chargers. It also is designed for easy access to everything without opening a main flap. It has a large main compartment to store bulkier items. The only thing it lacks is a water bottle holder as was noted by a previous reviewer.
June 9, 2014