I use a laptop every single day. In fact, I am typing this review on a laptop. My laptop gets the most use out of almost any of my purchases, as I use it for work, I used it for all of my school, and I use it for all of my entertainment (mainly watching movies and TV shows on Netflix). Without my laptop, I do not know what I would do, as it is so important to me and my work.
I used to have an over 2-hour commute to work every single day, as I lived outside of a major city. That means I would have to get up at 5 a.m. just to make it to work on time. But ever since my laptop, I only have to go into work twice a week, leaving the other three days open to me getting more sleep and being way more productive at home.
My laptop equals freedom, and I have been able to even take weeks of vacation while still keeping up to date on emails and projects at work.
My laptop has really changed not only my career, but my personal life as well, allowing to be at home with my family more often. All this in mind, it should come as no surprise then that I take the safety and security of my laptop very seriously.
I consistently want it safe, especially when I am traveling, and I look for a laptop bag and case that will do just that. One of the biggest laptop backpacks on the market today is the HLC Leather Unisex Messenger Laptop Briefcase. This durable backpack is made of real leather and keeps your valuable laptop or tablet safe and secure when you travel.
The HLC Leather Unisex Messenger Laptop Briefcase is extremely versatile and made to give you the most features possible. These features include:
- Measures approximately 15” x 11” x 4”
- Can perfectly hold documents, laptop/notebook, kindle or iPad
- Inside has three huge compartments with 2 zipper pockets
- Naturally treated, strong but supple goat leather, and sturdy canvas lining on the inside
- Can be used as a leather messenger bag for me
- A leather messenger bag for women
- Leather golf bag
- Weighs only 2.4 pounds
- High-end look
- A lot of storage
- Genuine leather
- Adjustable strap can fit on rolling luggage
- 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
The HLC Leather Unisex Messenger Laptop Briefcase is a fantastic looking laptop bag. I think it is fashionable and would look great on anyone, especially a college student.
However, if safety is your number one priority, as it is mine, this laptop bag does not offer any additional protection. There is no additional padding, and if you were to drop it somewhere on a hard floor, or it was mishandled on an airplane, you would definitely have a cracked screen. This is a huge downside to the bag, and therefore, I do not recommend it as a laptop safety bag.
However, if you were to use it just for books and notepads, I think it looks great. For any leather bag, you have to be extremely careful using it in the rain or snow. Leather tends to bleed when wet and I have had the unfortunate experience of leather bleeding onto my clothes. I would recommend looking at other laptop bags that offer additional security features.
Purchasing a laptop bag is an incredibly important decision that most people overlook. It is the only way to keep your laptop, which is usually a large financial purchase, safe from harm and worth your money. I do not fully recommend the HLC Leather Unisex Messenger Laptop Briefcase, unless you just want to use it for school books and are not too concerned about additional safety.