Visconti Apollo 16038 Oil Tanned Leather Briefcase
The Visconti Apollo is an “oil tanned” leather briefcase that has a slightly more casual look than traditional briefcases we review here. The bag is well designed and the exterior is formal enough to be stylish in the workplace, yet keeping your professional image intact. With a detachable and adjustable strap to dress up or [...]
The Visconti Apollo is an “oil tanned” leather briefcase that has a slightly more casual look than traditional briefcases we review here. The bag is well designed and the exterior is formal enough to be stylish in the workplace, yet keeping your professional image intact. With a detachable and adjustable strap to dress up or down the bag, this is a great briefcase for individuals who want the flexibility of using this bag in a more casual environment while capturing the benefits of a stylish bag in the office.
At the first glance, we immediately notice the leather quality is extremely top notch. The leather is thick yet soft to touch, with a great smell and solid stitching. We really like color of the leather, as it gives it a very genuine leather look that suits the leather surface and quality. As with most flapover leather briefcases, there is a outer zippered compartment in the rear with a simple clean and professional flap in the front. Although its not functionally necessary, we like the small touch of adding a pull tab to the buckle, making it extremely easy to open and giving the front of the bag more character.
List Price: $206.69
The strap, as mentioned previously, is removable and detachable, but we did note that the strap is rather long, and on the shortest adjustment, may be slightly too low for someone under 5′ 9″. The bag stands decently when empty, but the thiner profile may cause imbalance if you have certain items divided poorly. As always, a top handle is extremely efficient for picking up the briefcase and one touch movement, but loses the functionality of easy access on the move. This briefcase sits at 4.3 lbs when empty, which is about average for a briefcase of this quality and size.
This briefcase has a surprising amount of space despite the pictures portraying it as small. There are three main sections to this bag. The rear laptop section can fit our 15″ Lenovo snugly with moderate padding. The center section is a very useful secured zippered slot for important files or folders. The large front area has the usual array of slots for business cards, pens and phone. We also had enough room to fit a good amount of documentation in this larger front section. In the front we have another zippered and unzippered slot, leaving plenty of room and more opportunity to stay organized.
We did notice, that there was a small zippered slot in the laptop section. If you are particular with your laptop being in pristine condition, there will be some abrasion with the zipper and zipper track against the laptop when you slide it in and walk. Most laptops are made durable enough to be not be scratched up, but nonetheless a point worth pointing out.
We are pleasantly surprised how well this fits in at the office. We are usually biased towards conservative black and angular briefcases for the workplace, but this Visconti Apollo is really winning us over with the leather quality and overall aesthetics. While not providing anything extraordinary for utility, if you are looking to bring style to your professional image, this leather briefcase is a great choice. Click here to view current price, consider if this is something that would add value to your image.
Visconti Apollo 16038 Oil Tanned Leather Briefcase Specifications:
- A SUPERB LOCKABLE BRIEFCASE MADE FROM HUNTER LEATHER
- HARDWARE: Antique Brass LINING: Signature Fabric CLOSURE: Magnetic Snap
- POCKETS: 2 Main Compartments + 1 Central Zip Pocket + 1 Interior Side Zip Pocket + 1 Interior Open Pocket + 1 Mobile Phone Holder + 2 Pen Holders + 5 Credit Card Holders + 1 Front Open Pocket + 1 Outer Rear Zip Pocket
- BAG CHARACTER: Distressed oil brown leather has that dark and sultry look about it. There’s no doubt that this Apollo Lockable Briefcase has plenty of attitude. It is made from a strong, quality leather which is smooth to the touch and has a superb oiled finish. The accompanying long adjustable strap enables the bag to be worn either on the shoulder or hands-free across-the-body. This Visconti product is made from the finest leather and has that gorgeous new leather aroma. Leather items may have wrinkles, scars, scratches that are inherent characteristics and natural beauty of the hide