Although this extremely useful and well-designed portfolio with handles resides among military gear, it is the most useful small brief I've ever used. Use a green hardboard file folder to keep your papers neat. Add a book, a notebook, pens, pencils, even sun glasses. It all amazingly fits in this slim bag. I'm going to get a back up. Wish it came in at least two other colors - dark Navy blue, or forest green. I'll happily, though, settle for another in black.