If you are considering a wheeled briefcase, look no further than the five great pieces listed below. They come in a variety of colors and price ranges to cater to different tastes and budgets. What they all have in common is high quality workmanship, meaning that they will last for many years.
The modern briefcase has functionality that puts conventional ones to shame. They are made from high-tech fabrics and materials to ensure durability. Many of the best ones feature multiple compartments and even wheels to compliment the fast paced lifestyle most business people live today.
Established in 1975, TUMI is recognized as a maker of luxury luggage and other travel accessories. The company’s name stems from a traditional Peruvian deity. It’s Wheeled Laptop Case is a modern take on the traditional briefcase. Instead of leather, the Wheeled Laptop Case is constructed from a polycarbonate alloy that is hard and resistant to wear and tear. It has space for a laptop and many work documents, plus files. The interior also has elastic pockets and loops for pen storage. All exterior corners are covered with protective bumpers. The case also has a retractable handle and an additional handle. It comes in silver and is available for $425, but is on sale for $229 in January 2012 at the TUMI website.
Travelpro is a leading luggage company. It was created in 1987 by a Northwestern Airlines pilot who needed unique travel pieces but could not find what he needed. Since then, the company has produced thousands of distinct luggage items including those from the Executive Pro collection. One such piece is the Ladies Rolling Brief. It weighs 6.5 pounds and has a padded laptop section, which fits a 17” device. The interior has room for files as large as legal files. The Ladies Rolling Brief is made from a lightweight, yet durable fabric and comes in black. The price is available upon request.
Heys not only makes luggage and travel pieces under its own brand name, but also for other recognizable brands, such as Disney, Travel Concepts and Raku. The company was founded in 1986 and one of its pieces is the ECase Business Case. Constructed from a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate, the case comes in five different colors: silver, brown, orange, light blue and army green. It also has a three digit TSA lock and in-line skate wheels. The dimensions are approximately 16”(W) x 15”(H) x 9”(D). It costs $150 and is sold at the Heys e-commerce site or at select retailers across the country.
For almost 20 years, Tommy Bahama has offered everything from watches, shoes and clothing to its customers. The company also sells wheeled briefcases including one named after the capital city of the Bahamas. The Nassau Wheeled Briefcase measures 16"(W) x 13"(H) x 8"(D) and holds a 16” laptop. It weighs six pounds and comes with a lifetime warranty. The piece comes in three colors: black taupe and brown. Although the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $320, it is on sale in January 2012 for $97.99 at Luggagepros.com, and online luggage retailer.
Named for the Biblical character Samson, who represented physical strength, the Samsonite company was founded in 1910. Samsonite is recognized for its long lasting pieces such as the Pro-DLX 3 Wheeled Briefcase. It is made from a ballistic nylon material that resists staining from oil, water and dirt. The briefcase weighs seven and a half pounds and includes a removable accessories pouch. There is also a removable laptop sleeve, which is padded for security. The MSRP is $600, but the briefcase is on sale in January 2012 for $269.99 at Luggagapro.com.