Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief
Beautiful, defective bag
The bag is lovely and serves its purpose. However, I am horrified that after a mere six months BOTH clasps have ripped off the front. A $400 briefcase should last longer than this.
February 5, 2014
Overall this is a fairly decent bag. However, the clasps do break, it happened twice and is very frustrating particularly if you are traveling. I do give credit to the company, they replaced the bag, twice. However I would not travel with this bag again. The hardware issues need to be addressed by the manufacturer.
January 11, 2014
The Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief is an outstanding piece. I have always enjoyed Levengers products and found them to be above average in quality, however, the Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief is over the top. I had carefully considered all my needs from function to form and decided that the Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief was my best option. Functionally, I needed a case that would carry a laptop, ipad and keyboard, circa planner and a few files. Additionally, I wanted a case that would organize my various business tools and accoutrements and travel well through airports. My form factors that I had determined as deciding criteria were high quality leather, solid hardware and a masculine appearance. The Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief met all those needs and more. The expansion actually gives me enough room to pack enough clothes for an overnight trip or long out and back travel day. I get lots of compliments and I feel as though this bag will be with me for a long time. It will probably be a legacy piece for my son someday.
January 4, 2014
Very Satisfied with the Quality
When I received this as a gift, I was instantly blown away with the quality of the manufacturing! The bag has been extremely durable and something I will use for years!
December 24, 2013
Great looks, holds both my laptop and my iPad, along with files and room for carrying the charger and mouse. Does what I need, and is still smaller than the huge bag I used to carrry.
December 14, 2013
better then the rest
I've had many brief cases over the past 30 years and this is without reservation the best I have used. More room than I have needed, keeps files well organized and can also accommodate my laptop with the optional sleeve. This is the most comfortable bag I've carried even when fully loaded. The Bomber Jacket series has many wonderful coordinating functional accessories which contribute to a very professional look!
November 11, 2013
Better than advertised!!
I bought this for my partner, for his birthday. He absolutely loves it. He is an attorney and always lugs around huge files to court and back. His comments are: "better than advertised" "more room than expected" and "comfortable in the hand". He was very pleased when it arrived and has used it every day since.
September 1, 2013
A Clear Standout
I've been using the Bomber Jacket Briefcase for six months and have been impressed by its versatility and durability. In my daily use - taking it to and from the office, to meetings and on business/weekend trips - I have found the briefcase to be fully functional with plenty of compartments for my 15" laptop, documents, chargers, etc. but without being cumbersome.
The bag has held up exceptionally through some rough conditions (I tend to throw it around) with the leather and hardware looking as good as the first day I took it out of the box. And as with all Levenger products, the design is classic and elegant with a little flair from the interior lining. I have received a number of compliments from customers and co-workers. I plan to use this briefcase for a long time to come and would highly recommend it."
June 6, 2013
The Bomber Jacket Brief
Always being happy with Levenger products, the first place I looked to replace my broken down briefcase was their website. Since recently I have been purchasing Levenger’s Bomber Jacket items (an ipad case and two wallets to date), naturally I searched that part of the site. It didn’t take me long to find the “Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief”. From the description of the item, I felt it would provide me exactly what I needed. Imagine my joy after purchasing the brief and it had!
The Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief, in addition to being a very smart looking brief case, had enough space for my laptop, all my files, pens, pencils and other items I carry daily from home to the office. I haven’t yet needed the expandable option of the brief, but it’s good to know that it’s there if needed. The front two latches are smooth, the zippers are of great quality and the handles seem to “handle” the weight of the brief without fear of tearing. This item continues the high quality I have come to expect from Bomber Jacket items from Levenger.
I give this item an easy five stars
June 3, 2013
Very nice but not perfect
First, overall I like the bomber brief. It is the exact size I was looking for with the possibility of expansion with little effort. The bag, when expanded, is huge. It carries everything I need. The look is also great. The aged leather look does remind you of an old aviator's leather jacket, and the interior material gives the same impression.
However, much like one of the other reviewers, I have had problems with the hardware attached to the case. I immediately noted that one of the clasps in the front was almost impossible to fasten. Not wanting to go through the hassle of return, I ignored it and didn't use the front pockets much. Then, after very little use, the front clasp completely broke off without any type of trauma. Simply fell off. I feel the quality of the hardware leaves a lot to be desired.
With a little more focus on the hardware, this would be a fantastic case.
March 11, 2013