This timeless bag from SOLO is available in black, espresso, or tan leather. The Portfolio isn’t weather-treated, but you should be able to easily slide the nine-pound case into an overhead bin. In the front sits an easy-access pocket, followed by a larger polyester interior pocket with space for smaller items. The removable CheckFast sleeve offers minimal protection for laptops but fits up to 15.6-inch machines. Curiously, a removable, zippered pocket floats around inside.
The back compartment hides a 26-inch, four-level telescoping handle system. Two small corner-mounted plastic wheels and a rubberized plastic cover on the underside protect against street grime. We especially like the Portfolio’s versatility: Connecting the adjustable shoulder strap transforms the roller into a messenger.