Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase

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Classically styled, but ruggedly individual, and built for hard work and lasting function. Light yet durable Fire Hose canvas with full grain leather trim.

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Duluth TradingFire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Numerous pockets (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School (4)
    • Work (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    4.0

    This may be the one that lasts....

    By tripper68

    from Tulsa, Ok

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Company Is Plain Cool
    • Leather
    • Looks great
    • Quality
    • Security Of Pockets
    • Strap

    Cons

    • Interoir Dividers

    Best Uses

    • Climbing Everest
    • School
    • Work

    Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase:

    I am hard on breifcases.
    I am a route salesman and I am in and out of my car all day everyday,
    I admit I give them a workout.
    Just think: 10 times a day over my shoulder, zipping, unzipping, in and out, back over my shoulder and thrown into the car 50 times a week.
    I have had several briefcases, traditional and backback style. Nylon, leather and parachute type material.

    What wears out or breaks on all the ones I have thrown in the trash is the hardware:The hardware (strap, fasteners, zippers, etc) is what always wears out first when it comes to briefcases I have owned in the past.

    This one caught my eye VS. a popular New England catalog item.

    The leather on The Duluth is very nice, the firehose fabric is very nice.
    10 out of 10 on the leather and fabric!

    I can carry my T430 Lenovo battle-tank laptop, my Utah-style daliy planner, computer charger in the main center compartment.

    The inside dividers are floppy, but one is made for a file folder to slip in, so I am not sure what I am bithcing about.
    The other inside divider has two pockets held shut by hook and loop fasters. I just wish they were not so floppy. Why do I keep saying that? Keep in mind, everyone is different and everyone has an view. Inside compartment is a 9 out of 10 IMHO.

    On the outside there is a large compartment with strong magnet closure (and no, the magnet does not bother me) the other side has two (2) expandable type pockets with zippers. very nice !

    Also on the outside, product has a nice full size zipper that holds pens, calculator, with divided pockets. Very Nice.

    Strap is well made and long (adjustable of course)

    Orderd product (via free shipping) on -line on 11/13 and shipped to Tulsa, Ok on 11/20.
    Delivery schedule tracking was very accurate.
    Packaging was very substantial.

    Tomorrow is day one (1) of their lifetime warranty.
    I have the warranty card pinned to my cork board. I will find out just how tough this briefcase is.
    I will take their challenge of lifetime warranty.

    This could be the one! It seems very will made.

    I did not give it five stars only becouse of the floppy inside dividers. But it is not much of a concern. I could be pre-juding the inside dividers prematurely.

    Also you can't pack this thing with TOO much stuff: 3" wide on the bottom so.....you can't stuff it full of thick, three ring binders. It is NOT a catalog case.

    But I feel it is just the right thickness for the basic office items.

    Four out of five starts.
    Well made.
    I would buy again.
    I would buy as a gift.

    Ok, Duluth Tranding: Tomorrow is day one (1)
    Have you warranty team stand by.
    I am going to try to wear this briefcase out. But it may be a challenge.

    Great Job!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A PERFECT BAG FOR MY NEEDS

    By BIG FAT LARRY

    from OAK RIDGE TN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • I Like All The Zipper Poc
    • I Like The Color Not Blac
    • I like the handles
    • I Like The Strap

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Keeping Diabetic Supplies

      Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase:

      I LIKE THE SIZE AND THE MANY POCKETS. I LIKE THE LEATHER KEY STRAP WITH THE METAL CLIP, NOT A PLASTIC CLIP. I LIKE THE INTERIOR COLOR, I HAD ANOTHER BAG THAT WAS BLACK INSIDE. THE TAN INTERIOR MAKE IT EASIER TO FIND THINGS IN LOW LIGHT. I LIKE THE LEATHER TRIM. THE SHOULDER PAD KEEPS THE STRAP FROM SLIDING AROUND. I LIKE THE LEATHER HANDLES. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THIS PURCHASE. THE MAIN REASON I GOT IT WAS TO KEEP MY DIABETIC SUPPLIES WITH ME. I HAVE ALSO FOUND IT FILLS MANY NEEDS FOR THINGS THAT I LIKE TO KEEP CLOSE AT HAND.

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      5.0

      Perfect Size

      By Art W

      from Oriental, NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Perfect Laptop Case

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Latop And Work File Case
        • Race Committee Paperwork

        Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase:

        The case is used for work travel. It holds laptop, daytimer diary, a few files and odds and ends for work. Stylish enough to turn a few heads and rugged enought to take the punishment of travel.

        Perfect size for what I need.

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Dernimus

        from Kansas City

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable easy to carry
        • Fits all my stuff
        • Lots of pockets
        • Stores Things Safety

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • I use it for work

          Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase:

          I use this for work and I carry two iPads a notebook and various files. It stores all my chargers and even sometimes a laptop. It all fits perfectly. The magnet on the side has no effect on my electronics, I was concerned about this at first but after owning this bag for a month now I see there is nothing to worry about. The wick away material works great and I feel this bag does a good job protecting my items. I love it and use it every single day!

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          4.0

          Great all around bag

          By Glovine

          from Minneapolis,MN

          Pros

          • High Quality
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Laptop Protection
          • Shoulder strap

          Best Uses

          • School
          • Work

          Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase:

          I cary my fruit brand 15 inch pro laptop in it, along with many other items. I slide my laptop into the larger side sleeve pocket and carry the charger, pens, cords, mouse(the USB kind), keyboard, sunglasses, you name it. I did put on a different shoulder strap with a wider strap, to not have the stock one dig in as much. I'd like it if there was some more protection for a laptop, but I'm just careful and nothing bad has happened. Great for everything I've done with it from flying to going to school.

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          4.0

          Good Bag, Good Quality

          By Greg

          from Boston, MA

          Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase:

          I've been looking for a canvas and leather bag for a while. The problem I have with most bags I've seen is the lack of zippers. I need to know my stuff isn't going to dump out if my bag tips over.

          This bag has plenty of room: 3 external zippered compartments, 1 open compartment on the back with a magnet closure, and the main compartment (which is zippered). There are a lot of panels and pockets and dividers inside so it's easy to stay organized.

          The leather is soft and the bag isn't very heavy. I like the brass hardware. I haven't owned the bag for long, but so far I'm happy with the quality.

          I have two minor complaints. I wish the bag was a tiny bit wider, like maybe an inch or two. And there is a leather Duluth patch sewn on to the front that is far too large.

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          4.0

          Great quality

          By amandamay83

          from South Dakota

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase:

                Bought this as a gift. It took me a LOT of searching to find a bag that (a) wasn't going to cost me an arm, leg, and my first born child, AND (b) had the qualities and attributes I knew the recipient wanted in a bag.

                Ultimately, what sold me on this bag was the back pocket. Ironically, however, the recipient's one concern about the bag is the same as someone else mentioned in their review: the magnet. As the previous reviewer said, that sucker is one strong magnet and it's up against the laptop sleeve in the interior of the bag. I assume that this must not actually be an issue, since no one has commented that it killed their lap top. But, all the same, I, too, feel it's worth mentioning.

                That said, over all the bag is a winner. Great quality. He travels a lot for business and said that, other than the magnet concern, he's quite pleased with the bag.

                I would not hesitate to purchase from Duluth Trading again and I would highly recommend both the company and this product to others.

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                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent All Round - work/business bag

                By Rescueman

                from Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Sturdy Roomy Good Grip

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Ffreems

                  Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase:

                  Great for carrying office items
                  Great for fire/rescue maps, info, etc.
                  Good for most everything. Can every carry Tablet or laptop.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  WOW is all I can say...

                  By Sam

                  from Southern VA

                  Pros

                  • Attention to detail
                  • durability
                  • Functionality
                  • Quality
                  • Size
                  • Storage

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual
                  • Office
                  • School

                  Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase:

                  I am very rough on the items I use, this bag will definitely hold up for years of use. The size is just right, it's not so big that its a chore to carry and it's not so small that you can't carry anything in it. For it's size you can carry A LOT of things in it. The storage compartments make sense.

                  One thing that I did notice is that the photos make it appear very ridgid, but the canvas and the bag overall are quite plyable, making it easier to carry and use.

                  The pockets in every area are functional. The velcro inside makes sense on the pockets. Very impressed with this bag especially for the price. I researched every bag from every company I could find and this was by far the best choice that I could make. First purchase from Duluth and not my last by far!!!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent!

                  By Maverick

                  from New England

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Boss
                  • Spacious
                  • Tough

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Being The Man
                  • School
                  • Work

                  Comments about Duluth Trading Fire Hose Bootstrapper Briefcase:

                  I work in an office and use this bag to carry my files and laptop, along with other random office supplies. I also take a few classes at night. All I do is switch out my work laptop and files for my school notebook and books and I am on my way. I wouldn't want any other bag for such duties!

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