*Buy one item, get one 50% off on item of equal or lesser value. Eligible amount calculated on merchandise total only, before applicable taxes (and shipping). Excludes specialty items as marked. Not redeemable for cash, nor is it valid for any previously purchased merchandise. Offer cannot be combined with any other coupons, discounts, offers or promotions. Offer valid in store and online at roots.com. Product selection may vary. Offer valid from 10:00AM ET on Friday, May 25. 2018 and expires at 10:00AM ET on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.
Roots Original Briefcase Tribe is rated
4.4 out of
Rated 1 out of
Incredibly disappointed.Disclaimer: I am an otherwise big fan of Roots and their quality and products. HOWEVER, I was extremely disappointed with this bag, especially with for the price I paid for it. There are a number of flaws with both its design and function and the advertisment picture is also very misleading. First of all, the leather is not as stiff as the picture makes it seem. Though there is plastic panelling in the middle compartments, the outer walls are soft and have no structure. Thus, the bag cannot stand alone, and looks frumpy and very unlike what a briefcase should look like. A simple fix for this would have been to add a panel on the back of the bag, instead of leaving it completley unlined...very misleading! Second: you don't need a degree in engineering to see that the loop which holds the strap to the bag is absolutely insufficient for the size of the bag and the normal weight it should be carrying. See a couple reviews below, for someone who made this exact complaint and in fact broke the loop after brief use. This is a very obvious design flaw and it boggles my mind that the craftspeople and designers at Roots would fail to see this. The stitching doesn't even go through the other side of the bag, I'm not sure how they thought 2x 2cm wide little loops could hold the stress of such a large bag. Again, very disappointed, and even more dispointed to have to pay the shipping to return this product which I was convinced I would love from the (ultimately misleading) pictures. I highly dissuade anyone from purchasing this bag. Don't just take my word, but do read the other reviewer's comments about the poor structure and design; criticisms are valid and accurate.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 2 out of
Poor HardwareGreat leather and awesome look. The more worn it gets, the better it looks. Unfortunately, the hardware isn't durable. I'm now replacing my second set of buckle closers on the front. The store staff are getting a little testy and suggesting that I'm abusing the bag. I still like the bag but will choose something a little more durable next time.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 4 out of
looks great,,,,leather super softlike the bag,,,,wish the strap was alittle shorter even when bringing it to the furthest strap.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of
What a Great briefcase.I have the Cargo Messenger Tribe bag. It was my baby until I needed a bit more room. A new computer and more books demanded it. This Original Briefcase is perfect. I love the leather, the smell, the room, and the straps and clips. I can look professional in a suit or just look stylish in a pair of jeans at a coffee shop.
Since I have so much Tribe leather I was worried that I'd look a little too Safari-ish, A women in the store looked and told me that that isn't a bad look to have...So I bought it. I'm happy I did.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of
Ample space; ample style - no regretsOkay guys (and ladies too), first things first: "this" satchelle is freakin' fan-tastic! I purchased it at the Eaton Centre location 197 days ago. I'm only writing this r;eview now because I wanted to have ample time to fully test it out. My girl and guy friends call me kinda a beefman, but out of those 197 days, I have only had 8 "days" without a genuine compliment. I've gotten from "it's a woodsman!" to "do you work on Wall Street?".
The satchelle has more than ample room for my EDC. It easily holds my tablet, sat phone, handheld RF spectrum analyzer, stationary, and extra dress shirt for when I get a sweating spell. What an absolute livesafer!
One thing I really want to stress is how SUPPLE the genuine leather is. Even though it's my prerogative, this beefman has accidentally squished the bag on more than one occasion. Not. A. Single. Crease. (I wonder if "that's" why they call it a SATchelle?) Only Kidding. Seriously though, the leather quality is excellent.
Let me preface this by saying that my father was a furrier. So I think I know what I'm talking about when I say that the craftsmanship of this setchele is it. That's probably the most important thing you should know before you make this purchase. You've been warned.
Beefman or not, this "is" the best bag I've EVERY had.
PS. Sizing is true to size - like I said upstairs, a little tight, not too loose.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of
The perfect work bagI've been looking for a new laptop bag as I travel a lot for work and I've been tired of burning through cheap regular bags. I bought this to be the bag I may hand down to my son one day and it's exactly that. Looks great has the storage and pockets that I need and the Canadian quality I love.
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 5 out of
Money Well SpentThe bag was fantastic! Fits all books that I need! Good to transport between school and home! Great for going over to visit family and throwing a few things in it. Wish it had a pocket for a cell phone, but overall excellent bag!
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of
Updated BriefcaseThis is the best Briefcase, I've every owned, it feel's very nice and everyone comment's on how nice it looks with everything I wear. Thank you so much Roots.....