I bought this for my boyfriend, and I do believe it was his favorite christmas gift this year. He kept coming back to it to finish unwrapping all the fixtures, adjust the strap, and look at it again and again. He had already "moved" into it before the day was done.
It really is beautiful; fully lined in canvas and sturdy full-grain leather with tons of compartments. He is able to carry his laptop in the middle padded compartment, along with other papers and accessories. There is even a pen-holder on the inside, along with 3 other zippered compartments on the inside and outside, and two smallish pockets that are capable of holding a large cellphone or other similarly-sized incidentals inside the quick-release cover. The outside middle pocket is buckled without a quick release as hidden by the other front buckles. The rivets feel like they go through all of the leather, but are hidden on the inside by the canvas lining.
He. Loves. It. Great buy! It truly is beautiful. And yes, it smells like leather. Because it is.
This leather briefcase/messenger bag is very well made! We were not sure what to expect when it arrived, but we were not disappointed. The attention to detail was evident as soon as we opened the box. The bag itself was beautiful, and was exactly what we were hoping to get. The leather is stiff, but I am sure it will soften with use (and actually look even better). We are very pleased with this purchase!
The bag is beautifully made and sturdy. The look and feel is great and I have had many compliments on it. Anyone who says it smells in my opinion have never had many real leather products before as any smell is just what you would get and is VERY faint. I purchased this 18 inch size to be sure that my Alienware 15 R4 would fit as it is an oversized 15 inch laptop and I am glad to report it is a perfect fit. There is plenty of room in the bag for my external mouse, power brick and more. Do not hesitate if you are thinking of purchasing it as you will not be disappointed.
I was looking for a good messenger bag for a while and finally found this bag.
Bag is sturdy, of good quality and it smells good too. Would recommend.