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
Rated 5 out of 5 by hem207 Perfect for busy commuter
Bought this for my husband who takes the train into work everyday. He said it holds everything his old one did, except he wishes it had a side mesh pocket for his travel coffee mug. The insides are padded in many places so your laptop and cell phone will be safe. We bought the one with the yellow color on the zippers (because it was cheaper) and he said he likes that one better than the all black.
His other one lasted years, so we'll see how long this one will hold up!
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hollywood Great bag for work & Travel
This bag works great for my double duty - work and casual. It has numerous pockets to hold small items such as pens, business cards and paper for work travel. It also has other pockets to hold snacks and similar items when I travel alone or with my family. The laptop sleeve holds my 15 inch laptop with room to spare. The lined sleeve beside it is more than large enough for my Kindle Fire. I like the lined external pocket for my phone and glasses.
Two items I miss and think would make the bag even better - a key holder inside (I don't need to carry keys to my personal when traveling with a rental car) and a larger zipper on the front pocket (this large pocket would be perfect for boarding passes if it had a long horizontal zipper).
Overall - a well designed bag.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TJinDC Best LL Bean Briefcase Option
I have been using the LL Bean Sportsman's Deluxe Briefcase for several years now. The clip holding the strap ALWAYS breaks in about 6 months, but I have a way of rigging it so it is still usable. I decided to try a different Bean briefcase this time. Much to my dismay, there was something critically wrong with just about every case, messenger bag, etc. sold by Bean including ripping, clasps that unbuckle, WAY too heavy, etc, etc. I finally came across this Commuter Briefcase. Whoa! No complaints!? In addition, I could see that the clasp holding the strap appeared to be heavier duty than that found on the Sportsman's deluxe. Well, only been using this one for about a month, but it is great. It holds a 15.6 inch laptop with no problem. There are plenty of pockets -- all of a useful size and logically designed, the strap is sturdy, there is a pad on the strap, etc. These were all problems with all of the other briefcases, which seem to have been solved with this Commuter Briefcase. I highly recommend it.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jsd91 Perfect For On-The-Go
Perfect size for holding a laptop, files, etc.; comfortable and durable with multiple pockets for convenient access and storage.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MDWolfe Great briefcase!
I have had a number of briefcases over the years, of varying types and prices. This is my favourite. It has lots of space and ways to organize things, and it is also tough, not too bulky, looks good, and is well-priced. I like it so much that I'm purchasing a second one for organizing one of my hobbies!
May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ETLA Commuter Briefcase
I do consulting work and I move from client to client. So far this is the best commuter briefcase I've ever had. Excellent quality for less money!
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bmary good choice
Love all the pockets. There is a place for all my papers and instruments. No more rooting around in a backpack. More colors would be nice.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrEllen Study, lightweight and looks professional
I am very pleased with my purchase of this commuter briefcase.
It is everything that I expected from an LL Bean bag. I should have had it monogrammed! Highly recommend this lightweight, sturdy bag with a great compartment for storing laptop and all essentials plus places for my files and still room to spare. Love the bag!!
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Officeguy Great Case
This case fit more stuff than I thought it would. It is lightweight and comfortable. It has many pockets for all kinds of accessories.
February 19, 2014