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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful.
Love this Bag (The Horizontal One)! Like this Bag (The Vertical One)!
I get so many compliments when I roll in to the office with this bag. It looks very elegant and is more stylish than the black nylon bags. It does not hold a lot of items--I can fit my laptop with sleeve and some file folders, calendar, writing pad, etc... without any trouble but it starts getting packed if I try to put a book or two in there. The outside pocket holds my wallet, sunglasses, and keys. Inside pockets for pencils, pens, cell phone, and small makeup bag. Overall, it's a winner and totally worth the money!
July 1, 2014
2nd Review. After almost four years of abusing this briefcase across city streets, up and down stairs, and as a trolley for boxes, it's time to get another one. To the cursory eye, it looks fine and other people would probably keep using it for another six months or so. But if you look closely, some of the stitching is getting frayed and the bottom of the briefcase is coming apart. But I think it's actually a testament to the product that it's held together thus far. I've kicked it, dropped it, stood on it, and my son has hurled it down the stairs. Perhaps I'll try another color but the red is still very eye catching and I get many compliments from colleagues.
My husband bought me the new vertical McKlein as a replacement for the horizontal one that I had for almost four years. So far, I'm not as pleased as I was with the horizontal one. Yes, it would certainly go down narrow aisles (airplanes and classrooms) more easily. BUT because there is a smaller opening, it's harder to pry it open to get folders and other things into your bag. Hence, it's also tighter. I will give a follow-up review in a couple of weeks but so far I'm thinking of going to the trash dump and getting back my old McKlein.
August 20, 2014
I am coming around to my new vertical McKlein but one word of warning: If you are petite (I'm 5'1"), the vertical is harder to lug up and down steps since it's longer. I definitely will go back to the horizontal when this one expires in four years or so.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
Nice feminine bag, but won't work for everybody
By Lauren Schneider
I have been carrying this bag for over 2.5 years for work.
I get a lot of compliments on it as it is so rare to find a large, feminine laptop bag. I've taken it on about 30 airplane trips and dragged it through offices.
Pros: It's attractive and holds the massive 17 inch laptop I need for work. It is sturdy.
Cons: There is not much room for books and other items. I can fit in several spiral notebooks, but binders are an issue.
It is nice that the bag separates from the wheels/handle, but a 17 in laptop weighs so much that I never want to use it without the wheels.
If you have minimal additional paperwork and intend to use this with the wheels/handle attached, it is a great bag for ladies.
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful. See all 107 customer reviews...
Beautiful Laptop Bag!
By Amazon Customer
This is a beautiful laptop bag! The first time I used it I felt self-conscious wheeling it along behind me, it's so gorgeous.
The red is a deep, rich color, and the leather is high quality. The bag is very well made. My 16" Toshiba Satellite fits perfectly. There's room for a few miscellaneous items, as well as a couple of files and a notepad, so I was able to stash things in it and not have to bring my purse along too, although it was a snug fit.
It took me a few minutes to figure out how to unzip it from the wheeled platform, but it's actually easy to do. The wheels are smooth and it's easy to maneuver.
I can't think of anything not to like about this bag. I read a lot of reviews before I bought it, and I'm very happy with my purchase.