Briefcases Buying Guide
Briefcases are used for carrying important documents, personal belongings and other business or work-related accessories.
Main Factors to Consider
- Material: Leather, vinyl and canvas are usually used.
- Organisation and storage: Pockets, compartments, dividers and pouches.
- Closure style: Snap buttons, flap top, zippered, buckle strap or other hardware.
- Handle: It should be smooth and comfortable for an easy grip.
Common Kinds of Briefcases
- Business cases are designed to look very elegant and to serve the requirements of people involved in various businesses. Most of these cases are manufactured in vinyl, fabric and leather and some are even made of metal, wood and moulded plastic.
- Envelopes have flap closures with snaps or locks. Some even come with detachable straps worn on shoulders and handles. Some are kept under arm and carried. Some bigger bags have pleated sides or gussets. They are apt for carrying paperwork.
- Attaches are box shaped and can be secured using one or more key or combination locks. The case’s top can often hold business accessories such as pens, business cards, calculators and so on. They open out flat, allowing the user to easily examine the contents.
- Pilot cases or catalogue cases are closed rectangle-shaped bags with one or two flaps and are designed to carry more items. They may have wheels and are rigid and come with wide tops and are hence, suitable for carrying bulky items.
- Zippered cases open from top or sides with zippers. Some types have pockets outside while some have retractable, fixed or no handles.
- Brief bags often come with a flap to close and open from top with hinged frames which could be secured using locks. They are very popular amongst students, accountants and attorneys.
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