• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bag

    • Written by from Orangeville

    I was looking around for quite some time for a new slimmer laptop bag and I couldn't be happier with the Brenthaven Slim brief case. As others have stated, it looks even better in person and is very well made. It has a nice look that's professional looking but modern - the leather trim, bit of blue stitching and seatbelt straps are neat and represent the attention to detail that has gone into designing this bag. It holds more than I expected - I am currently carrying my 13" MacBook Pro, external hard drive, bluetooth numeric keypad and Apple EarPods (in their case) in the main compartment. Under the front flap, I carry some business cards, a pen and my wallet. In the back zippered compartment, I carry 2 or 3 file folders with some papers. There's still room to carry my MacBook charger, iPhone and keys plus more if necessary. Overall, given the size, functionality and quality, I doubt there are better options for the price.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thin, light & good looking

    • Written by from Chandler

    First, if you are one of those people who like to carry everything you own on you at all times, this is not the case for you. This case is provides just enough room for your Mac, iPad, a couple of cables and earbuds, business cards, and few pages of paper. The size is perfect and encourages you to get rid of the junk that you collect over a few work weeks. Why carry all that junk in your bag? Give your back a rest, clean up and lighten up. The bag is well made and comes with Brenthaven's lifetime warranty. The large zippered interior contains pockets designed to perfectly fit a Mac up to an older Mac Book Pro 15. Next to the Mac compartment is a sleeve for your iPad or iPad Mini. Two interior pockets hold ear buds and cables. A rear zipped compartment holds 10-15 pages of paper for when you go to those meetings where someone just has to kill a tree rather than send you a document electronically. The front compartment holds business cards, a couple of pens, two more pockets (both iPhone sized), and a secret compartment secured by velcro. The velcro compartment is perfect for medications or anything else you don't want to spill out of your bag. Finally, two leather wrapped handles and a matching carrying strap round out this bag. Over the years, I've owned a number of computer bags and this one ranks as the best so far.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bag

    • Written by from Ajax

    This bag is almost perfect holds my iPad, MacBook and accessories. Could be a touch wider (expandable). Gets a bit bulgy looking when I travel.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Bag!

    • Written by from Seattle

    This bag is absolutely amazing!
    I like the style, how compact it is and how I can fit just about everything I need in it!
    As a sophomore in HS, the teachers load us down with textbooks, paperwork and more textbooks, and I used to use a rolling Targus bag, which was extremely clunky and not easy to carry up stairs, or carry onto the bus, so I switched to this bag and it is absolutely amazing!

    I can fit my iPad, my Macbook Pro w/ Retina 13", my Alg II/Trig book and all my homework assignments and paperwork! Only flaw is, if you plan on using the outer pocket on the front-side, put slim items into it, otherwise you're going to have a horrendous time trying to latch the strap.

    Another flaw is that if you plan to carry more than one text book, or more than 'a few' books, you are in for some trouble. When I bought this bag, I switched over to use the online text-books, eliminating unnecesary weight and also allowing it to have a more slim profile, but for those wanting to carry hard shell books, you might not exactly find this bag very accommodating.

    Anyway, there is my daily rant! Otherwise, this is an absolutely lovely bag for those people on the go who want to have a bag that is worth the money!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking - no function

    • Written by from GEORGETOWN

    This bag is too small to get anything into and is too fragile near the handles.

    7 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely bag, save for poorly designed front clasp

    • Written by from Crestview

    I love the interior layout and overall styling of the Collins Slim Brief, and one of the deciding factors for purchasing this bag and not another was the exterior pouch. Ideally, I could store my transit card, keys, and anything else that I needed fast access to while on the move.

    However, if you make even minimal use of the bag's interior or exterior layout, it is nearly impossible to get the bag's hook closure through its loop. It requires laying the bag down and playing extensive tug of war with the fabric to get it closed. There is no such thing as fast access on the move without then leaving the exterior pouch—otherwise only kept shut by a small circle of velcro—open for easy access to everyone around me as well.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Case!!! A+

    • Written by from SPARTA

    I purchased this case for my 13' MacBook pro and I love it! I keep my laptop in a sleeve and the sleeve fits perfectly into this case. It is stylish, has nice compartments, and it is not too big! Highly recommended!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    • Written by from Plainview

    When I bought this case, it was replacing a 300.00 LLbean case that broke in less than. 3 weeks. That's what I get for not first buying a Brenthaven case. I've been a customer of brenthaven for several years and all of the cases I've purchased have been terrific for me and as gifts for my family. Brenthaven is the underdog who always over performs. I'm glad I'm back with them.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Style meets functionality

    • Written by from Corvallis

    I have to take my MacBook Pro and iPad with me most places that I travel and have made do with a backpack throughout all of college. Moving into the real world however required a fashionable alternative that I can not only go to work with, but also take traveling. The Brenthaven Collins meets and surpasses this need easily, without losing any functionality at all. I am extremely happy with my purchase and highly recommend this product!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Bag!

    • Written by from Oakdale

    When I first bought my 15 inch, I was worried about the traditional bulky bags that go along with a larger computer. I travel quite a bit and didn't want to be lugging yet another bag. This one is perfect- it's slim, has multiple (but useful) compartments, and best of all, is very well made especially for the price.

    Get it- you won't be disappointed!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slim but roomy

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    I was unsure about purchasing this bag without handling it first. However, I was not disappointed. It has plenty of room for my MBA 11", iPad, charging cords and accessories. I spend quite a bit of time on airplanes and the it fits nicely under the seat. One caution, the color is darker than it appears online. I thought it was a bonus but some might prefer a lighter color.

    70 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bag

    • Written by from Norfolk

    Very sharp, sleek lightweight case. Just enough for a few files iPad and MacBook. Love it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My go-to bag for style and functionality

    • Written by from La mirada

    Ever since I bought my macbook I've become obsessed with laptop bags. I have one for every style, a Waterfield CitySlicker, a Booq Mamba Courier, and a Knomo Saxby, yet this Brenthaven is the one I leave the house with more often than not.

    The 15" is large enough for my MacBook Air 13" inside a Brenthaven prostyle sleeve, for the added protection as well as the option to leave the bag behind and tote just the laptop to meetings. It has perfect compartments for an ipad in a folio, a Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard as well as the charger and an external hard drive, the rear pocket is easy access for my notes and magazine.

    The style and color are just superb, and on more than one occasion I was complimented on the bag by coworkers, specially the striped baby blue interior. This is the bag to get, and I look forward to my 3rd brenthaven buy.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Size

    • Written by from Cupertino

    I have to say that I was a little skeptical on how good this would be based on how cheap it is. I admit that this bag is PERFECT! It has enough room for my 15" 2009 MBP and iPad 2 as well as cables and chargers and is still very slim and very light. Even if I wear this bag out in 2-3 years I am confident I will get more than I paid for it.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Anaheim

    Recommend! The grey is such a nice change from my normal black bag that came with my work laptop. And it was only $70. Can't be beat.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Bag for MBP 15 inch

    • Written by from Humble

    i absolutely love this bag! It is slim, nice looking, has lots of room for accessories like external superdrive, portable hard drive, and power cord. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the specialized IPAD compartment will only fit a naked IPAD or possibly one that is wearing a smart cover. Any other cover or case on the IPAD will not fit in the compartment. Overall it is a great bag and worth the money!

    74 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't be happier!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Bought this for myself as an early Christmas present. Love the pinstripes on the inside of the bag and the special pocket for my iPad. Couldn't be happier!

    63 of 83 people found this useful