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  • Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief
  • Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief
  • Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief
  • Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief
  • Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief
  • Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief
  • Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief
  • Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief

Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief

Price: $399.00
Item: AL13045
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Bring this men's leather briefcase onboard with you
Designed with today’s professional in mind and executed with meticulous Levenger workmanship, the Bomber Jacket Expandable Brief is the definitive and essential briefcase for the prepared business commuter, in town and on the road. When you fly, there’s no need to check this compact bag—it will fit in the overhead compartment or under the seat. Already roomy enough for a 15" laptop, tablet and legal-sized files, it gains an extra 3 inches of cargo space when you unleash the outside zipper, making it useful as an overnighter. 
  • Exterior stash pocket with magnetic flap closure
  • Under the flap is a large organizational panel for smartphone (iPhone 6/6s Plus fits), cards, pens and keys
  • Behind it is a divided gusseted compartment for files up to legal size
  • Unzip the middle external zipper to expand the bag by another 3 inches
  • Back region has a movable divider to separate your laptop and notebooks
  • In back is also a deep stash pocket with a leather 3 x 5 card pocket
  • On the back is a leather band backed in Velcro that can fit over a rollaboard handle
  • Wide zip pocket on back
  • Dual tubular handles
  • Removable shoulder strap
  • Includes a leather luggage tag with optional personalization
  • Pebbled, full-grain mocha leather
  • Plaid cotton twill lining
  • Solid nickel hardware by renowned zipper specialist YKK
  • 17 1/4W x 8D x 12H; 5 pounds

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LevengerBomber Jacket® Expandable Brief
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Functional and Fashionable

For a leather bag that is so deliciously supple it is also remarkably sturdy. After being in the market for a bag that I could use as my daily office carrier for a few...Read complete review

For a leather bag that is so deliciously supple it is also remarkably sturdy. After being in the market for a bag that I could use as my daily office carrier for a few months, I bought this bag as a gift to myself when it went on sale. Even on sale it was a little rich for me but I justified the purchase with Levenger's one-year warranty. When it arrived, I was pleased to see that the stitching, hardware and zippers were all of superior quality. This bag constantly surprises me with what I can manage to fit in it's sizable interior and exterior pockets. The shoulder strap is minimal but sturdy. This bag will reward you with compliments from your family and friends and you're colleagues will envy it. Six months after purchase, it still looks brand new. For those reasons that I have to give this bag an all-around 5 Star rating. I've found my source for fine leather goods in Levenger and just made my second purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DO NOT BUY** Falsley Advertised, Don't make the same mistake

The bummer is I think the bag would be terrific, however, although it says it has room for a 17" laptop, that is not true. mine measures 16 1/4 and...Read complete review

The bummer is I think the bag would be terrific, however, although it says it has room for a 17" laptop, that is not true. mine measures 16 1/4 and would not fit. If you don't want to close up the zipper it might fit. Very disappointed. I don't want to whine and complain, but been a customer for close to 20 years, paid 60 bucks priority shipping so would have in time for an out of town trip and just paid another 25.00 to send it back. customer service not what it used to be. Basically a big hang with em' when I told them it doesn't hold a 17 inch lap top as advertised. Bag is very small. Shop elsewhere. I rarely write reviews, but wanted to save someone the heartache that I had with this purchase. I felt it my moral obligation. Will not shop Levenger again. Normally please, but was not happy with the service and or product.

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2.0

Great look and Design, but poor quality

By 

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Levenger Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief:

I have owned the messenger bag for 2.5 years. Love the design and look but it is made poorly. Within the first month of owning the bag the front buckles would not latch due to a piece of metal that would easily break off near the buckles. I see that the bag has been redesigned eliminating the buckles and going with an magnetic closure. Contacted Levenger and they immediately replaced with a new bag.

Recently the shoulder strap has broken off and I contacted Levenger and have had no response. Called and they said they would get back to me with a response but a few months have gone bye and haven't heard anything. Buyer beware as the metal parts they use easily break.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
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5.0

My husband loves this bag!

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from Rosemount, Minnesota

Comments about Levenger Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief:

I bought this bag for my husband, I own a good number of levenger products myself and he absolutely loves it! He carries this bag everyday to work. He use to carry a backpack (he is a tech guy), but he loves the look and feel of this bag now and how it carries all his nicely!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Age:
  • 45 - 54
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DO NOT BUY** Falsley Advertised, Don't make the same mistake

By 

from Colorado

Comments about Levenger Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief:

The bummer is I think the bag would be terrific, however, although it says it has room for a 17" laptop, that is not true. mine measures 16 1/4 and would not fit. If you don't want to close up the zipper it might fit. Very disappointed. I don't want to whine and complain, but been a customer for close to 20 years, paid 60 bucks priority shipping so would have in time for an out of town trip and just paid another 25.00 to send it back. customer service not what it used to be. Basically a big hang with em' when I told them it doesn't hold a 17 inch lap top as advertised. Bag is very small. Shop elsewhere. I rarely write reviews, but wanted to save someone the heartache that I had with this purchase. I felt it my moral obligation. Will not shop Levenger again. Normally please, but was not happy with the service and or product.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 45 - 54
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Executive/Management
  • Uses this product For:
  • Business Travel
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Functional and Fashionable

By 

from Rancho Cordova, CA

Comments about Levenger Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief:

For a leather bag that is so deliciously supple it is also remarkably sturdy. After being in the market for a bag that I could use as my daily office carrier for a few months, I bought this bag as a gift to myself when it went on sale. Even on sale it was a little rich for me but I justified the purchase with Levenger's one-year warranty. When it arrived, I was pleased to see that the stitching, hardware and zippers were all of superior quality. This bag constantly surprises me with what I can manage to fit in it's sizable interior and exterior pockets. The shoulder strap is minimal but sturdy. This bag will reward you with compliments from your family and friends and you're colleagues will envy it. Six months after purchase, it still looks brand new. For those reasons that I have to give this bag an all-around 5 Star rating. I've found my source for fine leather goods in Levenger and just made my second purchase.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 25 - 34
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a great brief bag.

By 

from Jackson, Michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about Levenger Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief:

I'm a lawyer that goes to court every day, twice a day, with anywhere from 2 to 20 files at a time. Love that this brief bag is expandable, smaller for fewer files, expandable for more files or for a trial file. Designed perfectly for what I do, enough pockets and dividers but not too many. This is my second one, the first one I got about 5 years out of it until the zippers gave out from constant daily use, not a criticism of the product, I didn't expect it to last forever. Two upgrades with the newer model, leather under the should strap instead of cloth, and one side pocket now with magnetic closure instead of former model that had belts/buckles that were too much trouble to ever use. Highly recommend.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 45 - 54
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Legal
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Gift Ever

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from Crofton, MD

Comments about Levenger Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief:

The Bomber Jacket product is a real "bomb"! My wife and I gave it as a special gift to one of our sons-in-law, who recently completed a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering. His extraordinary comment to us was, "I have never received such a marvelous gift as this one, and I am so blessed by you all. This is the best gift I have ever gotten! " We were thrilled because he was so overjoyed with receiving such a quality, features, and usefulness of this gift as he started his new career in civil engineering.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Age:
  • 65 - 74
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Government/Military
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bag

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from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Levenger Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief:

Got this bag for fathers day and love it. It's big enough for my computer and projector, all of the cables and handouts.
The only problem was that the shoulder strap rivet broke.
Levenger replaced the bag and I'm back on the road.
Great customer service.

  • Age:
  • 45 - 54
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Computer, IT or Statistical
  • Uses this product For:
  • Business Travel
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bag with issue that's been fixed

By 

from Doylestown, PA

Site Member

Comments about Levenger Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief:

I love this bag. Very stylish and should last the rest of my career. The bag has great functionality and comfortably fits when walking any distance. It fits everything for work and I use it for personal trips given it's expandable size. The only reason I gave it a 4-star rating on quality was because I had to return twice over a 2 year period. Once a buckle stopped working, then a clasp broke. I just called about the broken clasp and was told they've replaced the buckles with magnetic connectors that you won't see on the outside. The rest of the bag is identical, outside stitching and all. I'm getting a brand new replacement bag so should be no more quality issues. Definitely recommend the newly designed bag.

  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Healthcare
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

B J expandable is great

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from Alexandria, VA

Site Member

Comments about Levenger Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief:

I use this for vacation travel. I can fit all my tech gadgets, cameras & lenses, & since I'm old, my pill trays to carry on. I usually fly Southwest nonstop, so I just check my suitcase of clothes & toiletries, & have all my gadgets & books with me in a comfortable. I've been a customer since forever & have been very satisfied. I have a bunch of treasured items they no longer carry. Highly recommend Levenger.

  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Retired
  • Uses this product For:
  • Vacation Travel
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

2nd defective bag in less than a month

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from San Diego CA

Site Member

Comments about Levenger Bomber Jacket® Expandable Brief:

When I first saw this bag I loved it. I wanted a dark leather look that could carry all my cpa exam study materials and my other work stuff.
Never had a nice leather bag and was very excited to get this. However the construction of the bag is clearly not top notch because my second bag just broke.
The first bag I had for only two days and as I picked up the bag the strap broke off. Levenger couldn't have had been more helpful and sent me a new one.
The second one I've had for about a week or so and I've been extremely cautious about it. The tubing was not straight and I was concerned about and I even asked levenger about it and I was just told that their warranty was five years.
An hour ago, I was packing up from work and I couldn't get the zipper around the top. I thought it was normal as these zippers are not very smooth, just accepted that as part of the bag. But the zipper wouldn't go over at all. I looked at the stitching and realized a part of the zipper was not attached any more and it flicked off. I'm very frustrated with this whole ordeal and I don't think I can handle getting a third one to try out.
The worst part is that this is the type and look of a bag I want. The other thing to note is that the bag bends more than I had thought. I assumed it was stiff and wouldn't curve around my body. Oh well, will try something else.

  • Age:
  • 25 - 34
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
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