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I recently purchased a new laptop, but I don't travel with it like I used to. I needed something to protect my investment, at a reasonable price. I did look at a LOT of sleeves, but most were designed more around "style" and not so much about practicality. This one fit the bill perfectly.
It's not bulky, it's a simple sleeve. I own a few pair of the Firehose work pants, and I love the material and how it wears, so this sleeve was a no brainer. My 15.6" Lenovo laptop fits perfectly. The zippered pocket has plenty of room for a mouse and power supply. My power supply is thin and small, so if you have one of those two-piece power supplies where the "brick" is in the center of your two cords, it might get a little snug, depending on how big the supply itself is.
The zipper is nice and isn't plastic, as well as the closure button on the sleeve itself. Plastic zippers are a big "no go" for me. The leather tabs are also nice and I don't see myself replacing this sleeve anytime soon. It does resist water, I tested it out and it worked as advertised. It's not water PROOF, but it's water RESISTANT. Splashes and the occasional coffee adventure shouldn't give it any trouble. There is also padding around the compartment offering a little bit of protection. It's lined with material that feels similar to the material used in the Duluth Firehose ball caps (I own two) and shouldn't scratch the exterior of your laptop. This sleeve should break in nicely and gives me some peace of mind for storing my laptop in the truck or at home. It's a simple sleeve, rather than some over decorated cheap piece of garbage that doesn't actually do it's job.
If you're serious about keeping your expensive laptop safer than just kicking around the house or on the go, I recommend this without hesitation. It certainly beats those flimsy wet suit things that are floating around out there. Duluth has yet to disappoint me on any of my purchases. Great product.
Fire Hose DT Large Canvas Beefcase Briefcase Item 44402. I took out the dividers and found the pocket to large The Fire Hose DT Tough-folio Laptop Sleeve fits in nicely. If this works out well I will buy a second sleeve some day. You can find my notes on how I modified the beefcase briefcase in my review.