Perfect briefcase for my 16” macbook and it’s very stylish.
I was looking for a briefcase that straddles the line of casual and professional. This bag achieves this pretty well. It looks casual enough to fit in a young overly casual tech company, but still formal enough to not look out of place being used by an executive in that company. I was a little surprised that there wasn't more organizational features in the main compartments, but happy with those features in the eternal pocket. I haven't found the strap to be as problematic as others I've seen reviewing the bag, but a slightly wider and/or better padded strap wouldn't hurt.
Overall very pleased with the bag, and it appears to be the kind of quality you'd expect from Bellroy.
It's been a challenge looking for a more casual, but put-together bag for work and finally found it with this. Easily fits a laptop, 1.5 inch wide zippered portfolio, additional cables, and stationary with room to spare. Also does not look too bulky when full, which is a bonus. The only potential issue is the strap. Both attachment points are on the back side of the bag (instead of the sides), which tips the top of the bag out slightly, depending what is packed in it. Also, I question how long the clips for the strap will last, but hope to be proven wrong. Neither are deal breakers given the other features of the bag.
Bellroy has nailed it with this line. The material, while synthetic, has a soft yet tough feel to it. Like it's going to be comfortable and last a long time. Easy to clean and holds a ton for it's size. I carry a lot daily from tech, light tools and personal items, and this takes it all. Your waterbottle will have to lay down
inside the bag, unless you use a short one that can stand up fine. In general, due to the minimal interior organization, this bag lends itself well to pouches and kits for your smaller items.
Wow! Another great bag from Bellroy. I’m using this instead of a backpack. Mornings are cool and I’ll wear a hoodie but it becomes too warm later in the day for it. I can just fold the hoodie and tuck it into the bag and still have room for all my little junk I carry. It’s so comfortable to carry the bag especially with the padded strap. The clips to attach the strap to the bag are a bit tricky to remove. I had locked it with the hinge facing inward and didn’t like the twist of the strap it created. Just follow the pictures provided by Bellroy. The materials used are great and the Navy colour looks awesome! Thanks again Te-Koop for carrying such a good selection of bags.