We can’t remember the last meeting we went to without the Bellroy Work Folio A4 tucked under our arm. As technology has become more mobile, so too has the concept of the office. Nowadays professionals regularly take their work lives out and about, and need a solution to keep everything organised. Finding the ideal product for the job can be tricky. Sometimes a backpack is too much, and a laptop sleeve is too little. You need something that will have you prepared for a variety of situations; keep your belongings safe and sound; and is light and portable enough to carry to and from meetings. Bellroy has been providing clutter reducing products for some time now, and we swear by them. Their Work Folio A4 might be the perfect solution for mobile professionals.
Having built a reputation for creating products that blend functionality with beautiful premium materials, we were expecting the Bellroy Work Folio A4 to continue that trend, and thankfully it does. This is evident from the moment we first opened the packaging and the smell of their premium gold-rated leather filled our office. Regardless of whether you select Black or Camel, the Work Folio A4 is made from Bellroy’s environmentally sourced leathers that will each age differently and gracefully. The leather is also water resistant so your possessions within will stay dry in light rain; just don’t expect it to be the same if you get caught in a downpour. The outer leather is free from extravagant design elements, with only a small Bellroy logo embossed on the front, and is complemented by light brown stitching and a matching camel tab on the heavy-grade zipper.
It’s hard to get an idea of just how much you can fit inside the Work Folio A4 from photos but its versatility is part of its genius. Bellroy has designed the Work Folio A4 with versatility in mind so you can organise it in a number of ways. The inner leather of the Work Folio A4 is accompanied by some durable woven black elastics that are built to withstand the frequent tugging of frantic hands.
When we need to hand-write some notes at a meeting, the right-hand side can hold an A4 size notepad, while the sleeve below can hold a tablet if we want to go paperless. If we want flexibility, the Work Folio A4 has us covered, and is able to fit both inside and still zip it shut comfortably. On the left side of the folio, there is a leather utility holder that we’ve found is perfect for storing the pieces of loose paper that we collect throughout the day. Pull back the creased leather cover to find three elastic pockets that are ideal for phones and chargers; and three card holders. We use one card holder to store all our business cards while the other two come in handy for our credit card and the collection of loyalty cards we’ve built up from the various coffee shops we frequent.
The Work Folio A4 is the perfect encapsulation of a product that showcases Bellroy’s ethos of combining functionality and considered design. Its well thought out compartments mean it can carry more than most folios but it still remains compact enough to fit in a backpack or suitcase. For a professional who is constantly on the move, the Bellroy Work Folio A4 is the ideal companion.
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