Maxam Brand Italian Mosaic Design Briefcase
The Maxam Brand Italian Mosiac Design Briefcase is an extremely affordable briefcase that retails at a low price (view current prices). The adage of ‘you get what you pay for’ may be applicable here here, but when we look are trying to maximize value, we always build quality with respect to cost. This briefcase is [...]
The Maxam Brand Italian Mosiac Design Briefcase is an extremely affordable briefcase that retails at a low price (view current prices). The adage of ‘you get what you pay for’ may be applicable here here, but when we look are trying to maximize value, we always build quality with respect to cost.
This briefcase is aesthetically clean and professional. Strap is removable and the leather is real and soft to the touch. Although the interior padding is thin if used as a laptop bag, there is still enough space for your laptop accessories and paperwork. The zippers on the side dress down a bag a little, making it look more budget than designer.
Unfortunately we found a few problems that may be dealbeakers for you, even at this price. Upon opening the package there was a distinct foul odor emanating from the bag. Curious as to why this was the case, we did some more research and found that some others have also found this to be the case. Although it did not directly affect the functionality of the briefcase, we did have to leave it to air out for one days before it disappeared.
List Price: $23.78
We were most concerned with the construction of the top handle, the connector between the hand grip and the bag does not look like it can support a heavy weight. When testing capacity, we noticed that the strap was relatively simple and while it was adjustable and removable, did not provide adequate weight distribution and bit into our shoulder. The main zipper on the top did not align the best, leaving a small gap towards the end of the track.
For an entry level bag, shopping on a budget, it does suffice to perform the function of appearing professional and providing the utility of a carrying items. We insist though, that this should be a stepping stone to a more refined briefcase that would suit your requirements and preference. With consideration of the low price, we do feel that this briefcase offers good value, but undoubtedly has its shortcomings.
Maxam Brand Italian Mosaic Design Briefcase Specifications:
- Exterior Zippered Pockets on Both Sides
- Zippered Top Opens into Three Compartments
- Handgrips Trimmed with Silver Tone Hardware
- Removable Shoulder Strap
- Measures 17″ x 11″ x 4-3/4″