I bought this satchel to use as a laptop bag. It's much more then that. There is plenty of room for the biggest laptop. This thing is nice. It's good, thick leather, and is put together VERY well. There is no cheap, loose stitching. It's tight, good, leather. There are tons of internal zipper pockets, one I use for printed documents. I carry my lunch and snacks in there sometimes along with my diabetes care kit and my tablet and and... anything else I want. It got rained on the first day I carried it and did very well. I think this will last me the rest of my life.
My last brief case lasted 20 years and was a similar type to this one. This one has buckles instead of zippers that latch the case closed. It does have a couple of zippers for a couple of the compartments. I wasn't too sure I would like the buckles but I've grown used to them, I've only had the case for a week or two, and the slightly different layout from my old one took just a while to get used to as well. Everything about it looks well made which is why I gave it a 5 star rating for durability. But of course durability can only be measured in years so I'm guessing. One small detail. The picture looks more distressed than the case I received which so far is not distressed at all. Because it is all leather it will age but just thought the buyer should be aware that the case will have a very fresh, new look. You'll have to use the case to get the distressing. I am very happy with the case.