The briefcase vs the satchel 29/10/2014
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a briefcase and a satchel?
The briefcase vs the satchel

It's hard to find anyone nowadays who doesn't commute with some kind of carrying case. Whether it's a backpack, tote bag or messenger bag, swarms of men and women are now using bags to lug more than files from the “Johnson account” and a packed lunch to and from home. The digital era has brought with it a bevy of wonderful devices that, both in our professional and personal lives, we can’t do without. 

Like swaddling that used to protect many a small child in days of old, there are a slew of accessories we can choose from to keep our precious digital devices safe. From laptop bags, to iPad bags, the choices can be maddening. Today we want to focus on what are perhaps two of the most recognisable carrying cases; the business satchel and business briefcase. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but today both are capable of being a well-loved and much needed accessory that can carry at least up to a 14 inch laptop. 

The business satchel

Business Satchel 14 Inch

The noble satchel has been used to help busy men and women carry their loads since the days of the Roman legion. While styles have certainly changed since 107 BC, the design has remained unchanged. It consists of a strap that crosses your body diagonally, leaving the bag to hang on the opposite hip allowing your hands to swing free.

Briefcases only allow you to carry the bag directly down from the shoulder. If you have a bit of a distance to walk, the difference between a satchel and a regular bag is immediately apparent.

Our 14 inch business satchel is perfect for those of you who are always on the go. Its durable construction also means that it can stand the chafing of everyday use. Suitable for laptops up to 14 inches, the satchel is more comfortable, distributing the weight across your chest rather than having it pull down from one side. 

The business briefcase

Business Briefcase 14 Inch

Far from being that stern rectangular leather object that your grandfather used to carry to the office, the briefcase has evolved into a friendlier looking version of its former self. The briefcase can often offer more storage space than the regular satchel. While it lacks the hands-free element of the satchel, with its hard sides the briefcase can provide more protection for your precious items than the satchel.

The business briefcases offered by Sprout Accessories have adequate compartments and pockets for additional equipment and, like their satchels, accommodates laptops up to 14 inches. Our 14 inch briefcase and 15 inch briefcases are simple, yet stylish and suitable for your everyday needs. 

Start your search at Sprout

If you're in the market for a new satchel or briefcase, Sprout Accessories is the perfect place to start your search. Our 100% money-back guarantee provides you with peace of mind. Also, all orders over $20 within Australia come with free delivery and a 12-month warranty. You can find a wide selection of Mac bags, whether a briefcase or satchel with us.

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