Best Slim Briefcases Comparison Chart

I don’t blame you. Carrying around a big bulky briefcase can compromise your comfort and style. In this instance, you need a slim briefcase that has enough room for what you need, feels lightweight and looks the business.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison all the models featured in my in-depth top 7 slim briefcases article. If you want more information on each product, I recommend that you visit my article or the direct product pages below.


McKlein USA


Delegate II

Classic Shuttle

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Average Customer Rating
4 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outer MaterialAluminumFull Grain Cow Hide Leather- Canvas
- Leather
- Brass Hardware
Aluminum1680 Denier Ballistic Fabric- 1680D Ballistic Polyester
- PVC Trim
Full Grain Cowhide Leather
Available ColorsSilver- Black
- Brown
Army Green / Coffee / Dark Grey / Green / KhakiSilverBlackBlackBrown / Tan
Outer Compartments / StorageN/AN/AN/AN/A- 1 x Main
- 1 x Large Front Zip Pocket
- 1 x Medium Front Zip Pocket
- 2 x Main
- 1 x Large Front Zip Pocket
- 1 x Open Back Pocket
- 1 x Large Open Back Pocket
Inner Compartments / Storage- 2 x Main
- 2 x Small Pockets
- Cards / Pens
- 4 x Main
- 2 x Small Pockets
- Cards / Pens
- 1 x Large Main
- 2 x Front Medium Open Pockets
- 3 x Main
- 2 x Small Pockets
Cards / Pens
N/A- 1 x Large Zip Pocket
- Stationary Holders
- 2 x Main
- 1 x Large Open Front Pocket
- 1 x Large Front Zip Pocket
- Laptop Section
- 3 x Small Pockets
- Stationary Holders
Fits Laptop Screen SizeUp to 17"Up to 17"Up to 14"Up to 17"Up to 15.6"Up to 18.4"Up to 15.4"
Padded Laptop Compartment
Dimensions (inches)17.5" x 13" x 4"18" x 13" x 3.5"14.25" x 11" x 3.8"18" x 13" x 4"16" x 12" x 2"19" x 13.5" x 2.5" - 16" x 12.5" x 4"
- 14.75" x 10" x 1.75" (laptop pocket)
Weight (pounds)6.8 lbs5.3 lbs N/A4.8 lbs1.5 lbs3 lbs4.3 lbs
Warranty10 yearsLimited Lifetime30 days10 years3 yearsLimited LifetimeLimited Lifetime

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Average Customer Rating – This is my own opinion based on my product research of my own and other people’s usage and feedback. Clicking through to one of the featured products directs you to Amazon’s product page, where you’ll find reviews depicted by real customers. I highly recommend that you read what they say about the model you’re interested in.

Outer Material – Minimalism and engineering of a slim briefcase is an art that requires knowledge of what the best materials to use are, and how to use them; ideally without affecting durability. If you ask me what material is the best for a slim briefcase, my answer will always be the same – it depends on what purpose you want it for and how the briefcase is constructed.

Fits Laptop Screen Size – Just like with any type of briefcase, you must be aware of the dimensions of the laptop compartment rather than your laptop screen size. Some laptop compartments on certain briefcases cannot accomodate laptops with a wide profile around its screen.

Padded Laptop Compartment – Padding on a briefcase – although very useful – takes up a good amount of space. It’s difficult to integrate adequate padding on a briefcase while still expecting it to have a very slim profile. This is why you see many slim briefcases that have no padded laptop compartments. In this case, a laptop sleeve comes in handy.