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Brief Decision; TUMI Expandable Brief (Alpha 3) vs B&R @Work Medium Brief Briefcase

Brief Decision; TUMI Expandable Brief (Alpha 3) vs B&R @Work Medium Brief Briefcase

Old Sep 16, 19, 8:40 am
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Brief Decision; TUMI Expandable Brief (Alpha 3) vs B&R @Work Medium Brief Briefcase

TUMI T-Pass® Expandable Laptop Brief (Alpha 3) vs Briggs & Riley @Work Medium EXPANDABLE Brief Briefcase

So damn confused. I travel a tonne cross continental but also loads of short haul flights so needed something that i can fit ~2-3 nights shirts in but also use day-to-day for meetings running around the cities. Love both - kind of like the Tumi style more, but for ~200 quid extra i am not entirely convinced. Money isnt really the issue - more the utility of the two. Also i shamelessly like the status of the Tumi brand.

I love the pockets and sections in B&R more than Tumi from what i've seen. Please help! Im usually incredibly decisive and hate going to forums for help but have no idea! Pros and cons?

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Old Sep 20, 19, 10:32 am
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I have a B&R large expandable briefcase KB302X-4, an older, but very similar sibling to the @work large expandable briefcase. I've had it for going on 10 years now, and used it for about 7 of those years full-time. It was one of the best luggage investments I ever made, and it's still in great condition, but I hate to say, I do find it boring, and I also regret not buying the medium, both reasons why it's been relegated to backup duties now. I am still a huge B&R proponent, especially for suitcases, but I now prefer Tumi for backpacks and briefcases. Looks do matter for briefcases, which you're going to carry around everyday and become very personal objects.
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Old Sep 24, 19, 8:36 am
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I cant really speak to the Briggs & Riley, many on here swear by the brand for the warranty and quality. I have the Tumi and use it everyday. It has never let me down and it takes a beating. I have had zero quality concerns and it can carry a mountain. Tumi is recognized as a luxury brand, that is not to say that B&R isn't, Tumi just spends a lot more on marketing. The pockets on the Tumi have served me well, the zippers are incredibly strong and I have never had any issues with them. Tumi also sells some addons for the bag. They have a "flat folding pack" that makes it easier to keep your clothes tidy. I will post a link to it. I think it is 50 Euro / dollars, or something like that. I feel like it is a decent addition and may help with what you are looking for packing wise. I prefer Tumi, I feel that it is more professional and is more recognized / accepted in the "office." Maybe I am just a sucker for the marketing. Whichever you choose to go with, I would recommend that you invest in a Tom Bihn Absolute Shoulder Strap. It is a significant improvement and is very comfortable.



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Old Oct 17, 19, 2:14 pm
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I have one barely used Tumi Expandable Briefcase, Ballistic, that replaced the other one that I used, traveled and carried so much, while it was functional and still good looking, my nephew requested it and I obliged, giving him a nicely used Tumi.

Tumi's expandable Ballistic briefcase not only functions with first class quality, but it Carries with it a sense of personal accomplishment to any business or board meeting.

Enjoy what you purchase and hopefully you will find it the type of briefcase you can carry with inner satisfaction.
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