Bag Week: The Pad & Quill Attache

If life was like Toy Story, and when we fell asleep, all of our inanimate objects suddenly came to life, the Pad & Quill Attache bag would be some super combo of both Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Socially, this bag would be the head honcho.

With a beautiful, hand-crafted leather exterior, the Attache laptop bag feels slightly Old-World. It’s a classic, beautiful shoulder bag that comes in both brown and black and can be carried by handle or by a strap. It comes with hand-pounded copper rivets at key stress points and is made with the very best leather from grass-fed American cattle.

But on the inside, this thing screams “To infinity and beyond!”

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It’s got more than enough organizational pockets, including a slot for up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina and a designated soft pocket for an iPad. Plus, the inside is lined with signature Pad & Quill orange suede.

There’s no doubt whatsoever that it’s a handsome bag capable of fitting a day’s worth of work and gadgetry comfortably and stylishly. However, there are just a few minor setbacks. The bag itself weighs five pounds, which is approximately how much my current backpack weighs when it’s packed for the day.

The second, very minor, issue has to do with the handle on the top of the bag, for your hand. It sits on the backside of the top of the bag, as opposed to centered across the top. This may adjust itself after extended use, but I found the shoulder strap to be far more comfortable, albeit a little less professional looking.

The price for this bag is high, at $429 with free domestic shipping, but I’d argue it’s totally worth it. When you buy a leather jacket, you don’t buy a shitty fake one from H&M (like I did). You make an investment in something that will last you a lifetime. The same could be said for the Pad & Quill Attache.

Check out more about the bag here.