Rated 2 out of
Hardware is insufficient for size of bagBeautiful briefcase but the hardware seems insufficient and very fragile. Broke a clasp holding the shoulder strap to the bag, replaced with stronger clasps at my own cost ... then the clip on front pocket broke as well, both within everyday use. Unfortunately to date, Roots has not stood behind their product ... the hardware is not made to last, something you would expect in a bag of this value. A wonderful gift but functionally disappointing both regarding hardware and customer service ... beware ...
Date published: 2019-01-10
Rated 5 out of
Dan M from
Durable, long-lasting, and appealing!I bought this bag in 2015, and despite the cost, I have never had a regret. I wanted a more professional looking bag, while at the same time having enough space to carry two laptops, books, and other supplies. Despite being 5-years old now, the more it ages, the softer the leather gets and the better it looks. The leather is also fairly waterproof, therefore protecting my laptops while out in the rain. Just recently I broke the strap buckle, but given that this bag has been stuffed to the seams and excessively used, I can't really complain! Just buying a new strap so that I can continue to use this bag for years to come!
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 5 out of
Beautiful BagMy husband bought me this bag for my 40th birthday. It is GORGEOUS, and I get complements on it all of the time. The leather and stitching are of high quality, as are the zippers and buckles. The colour of the leather goes with anything, and the look can be both professional or casual. I love that the leather matches my tribal leather boots that I got from Roots as well.
The bag is quite large - I don't need something quite so long for my 13" Macbook. However, the longer dimension allows me to carry legal size folders and papers to meetings, which is great.
I love all of the pockets and dividers in this bag. The main compartment is divided into three compartments. I use one for my computer, one for papers, and the last for my computer accessories and my slim water bottle. In the front non-zipped pockets (under the buckled flap) I keep my phone in one and pen in one, and my wallet in the other. in the zipped front pockets I keep women's essentials and makeup/nail clipper in one, and thumb drives and other small items in the other. The back zipped pocket is where I keep my keys for easy access. So overall, well organized with lots of storage space.
The price is definitely steep, but this bag will last forever and looks pretty timeless to me. I highly recommend to anyone - young, old, male, female, professional, student, whatever. The quality and beauty of this bag will continue to impress you, and is a great investment.
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 5 out of
Stylish and FunctionalIf you're looking for a new men's bag, this one is a must have. It is the perfect combination of casual and professional, I wear it with my business wear and it looks amazing by adding some interest to what would otherwise be all black or dark colours. It also goes great with any casual wear for day to day errands or light travelling. The buckles and other hardware on the bag are great and very durable. I especially like the rustic look of the buckles, as it gives it a great old school feel.
I've had my bag for a several months now and I can attest to the durability and quality of the leather. The feel of tribe leather is also something to die for, that's why I also have tribe leather chukka boots.
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 4 out of
Nice bag lacks featuresI bought this bag as a laptop and work bag. It looks so nice that you can use it for any occasion. It lacks a laptop pocket but still fits in on of the three sections decently. It works very well for papers and small binders but because of the three sections you cannot put anything in the bag that is wider then one of the sections. This presents problems for putting water bottles or lunches and leaves the bag misshapen. Overall works well for papers and laptop but not well for odd shaped items. Though it is a beautiful bag!