The McKleinUSA Morgan Litigator Laptop Brief is a large briefcase with an upscale look. We were surprised to discover this competitively priced strap-under-the-handle style briefcase after reviewing the gorgeous Bosca Brief
. This briefcase is a well priced briefcase that can handle just about anything your throw at (or in) it. While it the briefcase will present you with a professional appearance, we did note some potentially applicable functionality concerns.
The leather is fine grained and soft, the design is upscale and the clean exterior helps presents the bag professionally. Although not immediately apparent in the picture, this briefcase actually sports a twin handle despite the image portraying one handle when closed. The leather strap keeps the lid secured, snapping it closed with a combination lock. We always favor the combination lock for convenience, and luckily this combination lock feels sturdy, spins smoothly and locks well. Unlike it’s Bosca Brief cousin that comes in at 1 lb when empty, this briefcase sits empty at 5.9 lbs. Keep in mind that although the style is similar, the Bosca Brief is significantly smaller and not designed to hold a laptop. This briefcase is large in dimensions, but in light of its size, carries less than expected. The briefcase was significantly heavier, but it can still easily carry our 17″ laptop with accessories and regular paperwork no problem.
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The interior layout is good, but capacity in each divider is limited. The dividers are great for organization, but for thicker textbooks or files, it may be a tight fit. The briefcase is primarily sold as a laptop bag, and it does the job great with the ability to fit any size. There is sufficient padding on all sides to protect your laptop, but this padding also takes away some of the space inside. The way the briefcase is designed, it stands sturdy even when empty.
There is a functional concern that must be stated. Although we don’t recommend using a strap
for your briefcase in the workplace, the straps provided with this briefcase do not work well. We noted that occasionally when picking up the briefcase by the strap or sudden jolts can cause the strap to slip from the fastenings. This is obviously unacceptable and we definitely do not recommend buying this if you intend to use the strap often or with a laptop. It is a well priced upscale looking briefcase, but is not meant to be carried with a strap.
If you can overlook the use of the strap for this briefcase, then you find yourself with a very upscale looking briefcase for a very competitive price. The briefcase is large in dimensions and some may call it bulky, but the capacity is more than most regular briefcases. The styling is unique as very few people own a briefcase that closes in this manner. If you don’t mind the weight and strap concern, this briefcase comes with free shipping on Amazon
- Full Grain Oil Tanned Leather
- Combination of elegant and modern functional design with dual handles
- Secure 3 digit combination lock
- Interior organizer section for PDA, cell phone, business cards and pens
- Large 3 section construction with padded middle section that protects laptops up to 17 and two divider sections for documents
- Laptop interior dimensions: 17x2x12