Bob Timberlake First Class Leather Collection - Vertical Briefcase
Nice Looking Bag, But...
The bag looks nice and was exactly what I was looking for, and it has all the right compartments. However, there are two issues I've had with the bag:
1. After six months of medium use, the leather loop on the side of the bag where the shoulder strap connects to the bag, tore. So, I cannot use the shoulder strap anymore. I wouldn't consider what I carry in my bag too heavy, so the loop should not have torn. Because this is a Bass Pro Shops exclusive product, I suggest that Bass Pro Shops use stronger leather for the side loops.
2. The latch on the front flap doesn't always stay latched. (I think I saw another person with the same issue.)
March 11, 2013
Bob Timberlake Vertical Briefcase
First and foremost the leather on this bag is very luxurious. It has a soft, supple feel to it right from the store. It has plenty of pockets with a cool constrasting tan colored inside. I don't know how big some of the reviewer's computers are, but my 17 inch screen Asus fits fine in the laptop sleeve. The bag scuffs easily, but I think it gives the bag a nice worn look. I use a little Bick 4 Leather conditoner every few months to keep the leather like new. I am a teacher, so I use mine every single day to lug papers and school stuff to and from the house. I have it loaded to 15-20 lbs. sometimes and the bag works beautifully. Overall, I think I made a GREAT purchase and LOVE the look.
January 30, 2012
Beautiful and Functional
I was looking for something more professional-looking than the nylon computer backpack I had been lugging around for several years. Being an avid Bass Pro shopper, I was very excited to see this product on sale during one of the Preferred Members nights.
I have been using this for about 6 months now (given to myself as a birthday/Father's Day gift) and have absolutely NO complaints. My 15" Mac laptop fits VERY nicely and there is ample space for a mouse, network card, power cord pluse work files as needed.
I can't think of anything else that I would want in a laptop case!
January 2, 2010
Finally, this is the one.
Buying sight unseen is difficult at best. After 9 bags from various companies I finally found the best one for my needs. The info on this bag made no mention of it being a Laptop Bag. All I needed was a solid bag for all the other junk I need to carry daily. However, it does in fact have a separate Laptop sleeve that fits my 12" screen Laptop with room to spare. As for the adjustment on the front latch; that took about 30 seconds to adjust. Light taps, then check. Don't wail on it with a hammer. Very easy fix. There are so many features on this bag that were not mentioned in the ad. Such as a narrow, leather strap on the back that I'll use to loop a light jacket through to carry. Everything else is high quality from leather to zippers, and hardware. Bravo Bob Timberlake, and Bass Pro Shops! I could go on about this bag because there is so much more, but it's begining to sound like a commerical. :)
April 12, 2009