Samsonite Columbian Leather Flapover Case
The Samsonite Columbian Leather Flapover Briefcase is the higher quality and softer leather version of the Samsonite leather flapover briefcase we reviewed here. There are significant functional differences between the two, but the main appeal of this briefcase is the stylish modern profession approach to design over the traditional boxier shape. This briefcase goes with [...]
The Samsonite Columbian Leather Flapover Briefcase is the higher quality and softer leather version of the Samsonite leather flapover briefcase we reviewed here. There are significant functional differences between the two, but the main appeal of this briefcase is the stylish modern profession approach to design over the traditional boxier shape. This briefcase goes with jeans just as well as it does with dress pants, this flexibility is always worth paying for.
The defining feature of this briefcase among other samsonite bags is that the handle is not attached to the flap. This solves an important functional concern certain buyers have with selecting a flapover briefcase. When the handle is attached the flap, you cannot hold the briefcase up by the handle without the briefcase tilting out below, however with this design the top handle is very sturdy and convenient to carry regardless what is unzipped or unbuckled.
The bag is sturdy and feels built to last, the result is a slightly heavier than average bag at 3.9 lbs when empty. We noticed that that due to the large capacity of this briefcase, when overloaded, the briefcase strap anchor points seem to be pushed to the limits and would likely eventually buckle to a heavy daily load. However, this seems to be a trend for recent Samsonite briefcases.
The design of the straps buckles are for appearance and underneath is a simple push clip/clasp that is very simple and clean to operate. The strap itself is adjustable and detachable. The zippers tracks run deep for easy access, but could be heavier duty as well. In addition, the lack of a rear flap for your suitcase handle may be a dealerbearker for some more frequent travellers.
The position of the handle and the balanced layout of the briefcase means easy access too all compartments on the move. The front gusset is revealed from pulling back the flap and provides the usual array of slots for your smaller items.
Our favorite little feature are the pockets for your laptop accessories inside the laptop compartment. The space provided for additional textbooks and documentation is suffucient, even with a 15.5″ laptop and extra accessories.
If you are looking for a briefcase that primarily balances itself around laptop carrying with the functionality of a cleverly designed top handle and stylish then this is a very strong contender. When compared to the non-columbian leather samsonite flapover briefcase, the deciding factor should be whether or not you would want to use the briefcase outside of the workplace. The flexibility of the colubian leather version due to its style and color is definitely the way to go if we were given a choice. View current price on Amazon.
Samsonite Columbian Leather Flapover Case Specifications:
- Hand Wash
- Organizer under front flap holds your business essentials
- Rear compartment provides ample room for files
- Removable, adjustable padded shoulder strap
- Fits up to 15.6 inch laptops