Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief
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
My Daily Companion, Rain or Shine
I have used the Levenger Bomber Jacket Expandable Briefcase for about two months now. It has been a daily companion to and from work, meetings and business trips for me. I would consider it large in sized for a daily traveler but I like to take files, my Levenger Bomber Zip Folio and my Bomber Jacket 10" Laptop/Tech Sleeve holding my Kindle HD and all its accessories as well as a MacBook Pro. It all fits with plenty of room for other items as well. I did go back-and-forth between this brief and the Bomber Laptop Brief due to some other comments about it being “the size of a small piece of luggage”. Maybe when it is expanded and fully loaded, I could agree with that but as is when it is not stuffed, the leather is supple enough that it collapses down but will still sit up freely on its’ own and is smaller than a “traditional” briefcase.
The quality of this and all of my Levenger Bomber Jacket products is second to none. The workmanship, and leather feel/quality is outstanding and well worth the hefty price tag. The only cons if you want to call them one is when I have it loaded, it is quite heavy. I would expect this for the quality of the materials used in its’ manufacture. Additionally I did not receive the luggage tag pictured with the purchase either.
I am 110% satisfied with this purchase. I have been smitten by the quality of Levenger products and have now started to buy my wife a few items, as well additional items to round out my collection and maybe even start new ones.
Thank you Levenger!
October 3, 2012
I've been wanting this expandable Bomber Jacket briefcase for awhile. I have the courier bag and laptop brief-folio of the same style and really love the design. The expandable briefcase is a lot larger than I expected, so be warned that this briefcase is really like a small piece of luggage. That said, it suits me, because it carries my laptop, my iPad, with ample room for books and files from the office.... I wish the side-flap had a magnet instead of buckles, and the strap isn't as comfortable as I'd like. Still, I'm happy with the purchase. Expensive, but it holds everything...just know that it's a lot larger than you realize...so large that it can function as an ample briefcase, plus an over-night bag once expanded. That's not a bad thing...heavy, though.
June 27, 2011