5 Rolling briefcases great for business travel

Different kinds of business trips call for different kinds of bags. A longer trip calls for a full size carryon; 12-16-15a short trip for a smaller version. Some trips all you need is a nice looking backpack. But for some types of trips, especially conferences or a trip with lots of walking, a rolling briefcase is just what you need. And while I love my amazing Eagle Creek Adventure Pop Top as a small suitcase (that transitions to a full size suitcase should you come home with more than you left with) it’s not really designed to be a briefcase. So here are my five favorite rolling briefcases that work really well for business travel.

(Not interested in a rolling briefcase? Here are my lists of professional backpacks for business travel and five bags that hook onto your suitcase handle.)

The Women In Business Francine Croco is what all rolling briefcases are striving to be. Gorgeous, with a ton of compartments, and will fit up to a 17.3 inch laptop. There is room for all of the work gear you need plus space for your clothes and other travel essentials. Available for $141 in Brown.

The London Fog Chelsea is another example of everything a rolling briefcase needs to be. The plaid print is super cute, plus it will hide inevitable travel dirt. There are spacious compartments for all of your necessities, plus a padded laptop pocket. Available in Olive Plaid for $99.

This Samsonite Women’s Spinner Mobile Office is more of a straight briefcase and less of a combo briefcase/suitcase. That being said, it’s a fantastic rolling briefcase. A spot for every work-related you might need, including everything from pens to files to your laptop, plus handles in case you would rather carry than pull it. Available in Black starting at $112.

If you’re looking for a budget rolling briefcase, the American Flyer South West Executive Business Case is a great option. It’s simple but very functional, has two color options, and a classic streamlined shape. Available in gray and brown for $49.

For a bag that works for men and women, the Samsonite Xenon 2 Mobile Office is a classic example of a highly functional bag. It has tons of space, will organize your work and travel gear, and as a bonus has a trolley strap on the back. Available in Black for $93.

Readers, do you prefer a shoulder bag, backpack, or rolling briefcase for your business trips?

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  1. I adore my Kemyer Spinner Overnighter Computer Briefcase. I love that it has 4 wheels AND a luggage sleeve. So it can be used to haul a smaller bag or fit on top of a larger one. And its division of compartments suits me perfectly.

    I do wish the big main compartment unzipped completely, but that’s not a huge issue in a bag this size, especially since it has straps across it, like a regular suitcase, to hold things in place.

    The computer compartment not only has a padded cushion for electronics, it has a slim flap opposite for papers, leaving space in between for chargers, etc., so that all of your business stuff can be found in one place. I fit my 13″ laptop, iPad mini, Bluetooth keyboard and Kindle Paperwhite into the padded section.

    Then there is are smaller, perfectly sized compartments in front of that for odds and ends. It’s regularly $180 on Amazon, I got it for about $80 and right now it’s only around $75. I can’t recommend this highly enough, I really do love it.


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