^^The straps keeps the shape of the briefcase when fully loaded. Also it puts less pressure on the actual lock and fasten the case more securely ! I would love to get this as my 3rd or 4th briefcase. I hate quick release(love the functionality of quick release – hate it more becos its fake). If I buy one with the straps I will get the full functional one.
11/4/12 at 4:49pm