3 thoughts on “Samsonite Colombian Leather Flapover Case, Brown, One Size

  1. A. Rehman
    458 of 464 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Business or casual, this fits the bill, February 17, 2014
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    A. Rehman
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    I’ll be honest, and i’m shamed to admit it, but I spent days looking for a decent laptop/work bag that met the style/value/functionality paradigm I needed. I knew i’d be using the bag both in and outside of work so I didn’t want something that looked polished and crisp, but I also didn’t want something made of nylon with plastic clips and velcro. I feel that this Samsonite bag fits the bill for everything I wanted. The leather has a very soft touch, deep brown color. There is plenty of room on the inside to carry 2 or 3 books along with a laptop and some cables. There are two zippered compartments which I like so that when the flap is open, people can’t see everything your lugging around. The hardware is heavy duty antiqued brass and has a solid feel. The strap seems fine, but I’ll be looking at replacing the pad since it doesn’t offer much padding, especially when you have the bag loaded up. If you’re looking for a professional looking bag which looks good with a suit or a pair of jeans, buy this.

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  2. DQT
    417 of 423 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice Messenger Bag…, August 14, 2013
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    DQT (Washington, DC) –

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    Received it within two days of ordering. Very good job Amazon.

    The bag is a dark leather. Which is what I like. Very roomy on the inside. Will travel with it this week and will update this review upon my return. However, at first sight, I like the construction. The handle at the top looks well made. All the compartments are padded. That’s a plus. The leather feels nice and I think will age very nicely.

    There’s an outside sleeve pocket in the back. You open the flap and there’s the front pocket. There are two zipper slots. The front is large with laptop sleeve and three pockets in another compartment. Then the back compartment looks like you can keep a slim (my Macbook Air) laptop in that instead of the main compartment.

    I like the bag so far. And for $86, it is a good buy. Samsonite also being a company I trust.

    8/22/13 Update: I took it on a business trip. It has a lot of room for what I need. I did use the back zippered compartment for my MacBook Air. Put folders and books in the main zippered compartment.

    The leather is very nice. Stitching is holding up very well. It’s a great item and at a great price. Highly recommended.

    12/16/13 Update: The messenger bag is aging nicely. Walked around Seoul in the rain with it and the leather held up well when it dried out. It still retained its soft and supple feeling. No issues with the zippers. No issues with the stitching or handle.

    7/22/14 Update: The bag is holding up quite well. No damage to the leather after use. Zippers and straps are in good shape. I still recommend the item.

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  3. ETH
    510 of 526 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Compared to Kenneth Cole Reaction Show Business, March 24, 2013
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    ETH

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    I couldn’t decide between 2 very similar bags on Amazon, so I ordered both: the Kenneth Cole Reaction Luggage Show Business ($123.99) and the Samsonite Columbian Leather Flapover Case ($139.99). It took me about 5 seconds to decide that I preferred this one. To me, the $16 difference is negligible. In terms of size and pockets, both are about the same. I prefer the Samsonite for a few reasons:

    1) The Samsonite leather was noticeably softer, which I prefer.
    2) The Samsonite latches buckle/unbuckle smoothly and effortlessly. One of the latches on the Kenneth Cole felt stiff and required a little effort to release. This may be a design flaw, or I just got a defective Kenneth Cole.
    3) The laptop compartment on the Samsonite was about 1/2 inch deeper. This allowed more of my 15inch MacBook to sit in the compartment.

    I’d still give the Kenneth Cole high marks; however, the Samsonite is better for me.

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