Kattee Crazy-Horse Leather Briefcase 16” Laptop Tote Shoulder Bag Review

Today, it is so important for most people to own a laptop. It is needed for many jobs, for every school course, and for any person over the age of 16. Why work away from home when you can work on the go with a mobile system?

Laptops take up less space than a desktop, and can also work just as good if you buy the right one.

However, laptops can cost a great deal of money, and people sometimes spend upwards of $1,000 for a single laptop. For me, my laptop cost me over $1,500, and I wanted to makes sure it was always safe.

This is why buying a laptop bag is very important to me, and why I have done endless research on many bags to find the best one.

One of the most popular bags on the market today is the Kattee Crazy-Horse Leather Briefcase. It has a multitude of functionalities and is possibly one of highest quality bags on the market today.

The Kattee is one of many possible choices for a laptop bag, so how does it hold up compared to its competition?


The Kattee Crazy-Horse Leather Briefcase is extremely versatile and made to give you the most features possible. The features include:

  • Made from the highest quality of “Crazy Horse” cow leather
  • Two main sections, each can be closed with a zipper
  • Inside there is a zip pocket, a cross pocket, and a wallet holder
  • Additional cell phone pocket & 2 pen pockets
  • Also a zipper pocket on the backside
  • Can store most 16” laptops
  • Adjustable/Detachable Shoulder Strap
  • Shoulder Strap has leader pad for maximum comfort
  • Measures 16” x 12” by 4”
  • Well-Built


  • High end look
  • A Lot of storage
  • Genuine leather
  • Adjustable strap can fit on rolling luggage
  • Modern
  • Simple
  • High end zippers
  • Great for smaller laptops


  • No additional protection/padding for laptop
  • Bag flops over when nothing is in it
  • Strong leather smell
  • Leather will bleed onto clothes
  • Should not be advertised as a laptop briefcase


At first glance the Kattee Crazy-Horse Leather Briefcase really appealed to me. From the pictures on the Internet it has one of the best looks, and I am always drawn to more fashionable bags as they do add to your professionalism.

It is made from real cow leather, and I was excited to use it and see what it would be like. Unfortunately, I must admit that I do NOT recommend this bag. Kattee warns that it may have a strong leathery smell, but I could not believe how strong it actually was, and it lingers. I know there are tools to keep washing the smell away, but that is an additional cost that keeps climbing.

What’s even worse is that the leather does bleed, especially when wet, and has ruined a pair of pants of mine. This is a huge problem that a lot of people who bought it have faced, and should be fixed.

On the plus side, it does hold a large laptop quite snugly, and bleeding aside, it has a fantastic exterior look. Unfortunately, that does not overcome its faults.

I believe the Kattee Crazy-Horse Leather Briefcase should not be hailed as a “laptop” suitcase. It does not provide any additional protection for your laptop; no extra padding, or extra security surrounds the laptop compartment.

With so many other brands on the market that primarily build bags for safety and protection, the Kattee fails incredibly. If your bag was left out in light rain, or dropped too hard going through airport security, you would be in big trouble.

The Kattee, I believe, would be a fantastic “bag” if it didn’t promote itself as a laptop briefcase. It may have a fantastic look but the strong smell and lack of safety features have really disappointed me. I recommend you look into other suitcases/backpacks that will really take care of your laptop during your travel time. I wish you all the best!

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