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CalPak Ransom 18-inch Premium Expandable Laptop Messenger Bag

Overall Rating Rating 3.8  |  52 reviews  |  Write a review
Starting at: $26.99
Item #: 12944296
    Use this durable laptop messenger bag from CalPak Ransom if you move around a lot. This expandable laptop bag is made from rip stop polyester, is fitted with self-repairing zips and has well-padded compartments to protect your laptop from damage....more

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    This CalPak Ransom 18-inch premium expandable messenger bag features a spacious interior. This bag offers a padded laptop compartment that can fit most 15.6 inch WLCD screens.

  • Features:
  • Front organizer pocket
  • Zippered back pocket
  • Back sleeve to slide over handle of most wheeled luggage pieces
  • Self-repairing excel zippers
  • Fully imprinted interior lining
  • Adjustable/detachable non-slip shoulder strap
  • Large main compartment
  • Front accessory pocket
  • Materials: Ripstop polyester
  • Carry handles
  • Dimensions: 13 inches high x 18 inches wide x 3.5 inches deep
  • Padded laptop compartment fits most 15.6 inch WLCD screens
  • Color options: Red, black, navy blue, olive
  • Product Weight: 1.91 Lbs.
  • This padded and expandable laptop messenger bag comes in unisex colors, which makes it a great gift for yourself or any of your techy savvy friends, family members or coworkers. It has a classic and sporty look, which will keep it in style for a long time. The zipper pulls are made of sturdy cord with plastic ends to keep them from fraying, and the vinyl material makes the bag easy to keep clean.

13 in. H x 18 in. W x 3.5 in. D
Limited Manufacturer
Ripstop Polyester
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Brand: CalPak


  • Color
    Black, Blue, Green, Multi, Red
  • Material
    Fabric, Nylon
  • Type
    Lightweight, Sport
  • Pattern
  • Feature
  • Gender
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  • 5 Stars 23
  • 4 Stars 10
  • 3 Stars 10
  • 2 Stars 4
  • 1 Stars 5
  • Not Happy

    Just received this bag in the mail today, not happy! This bag is 18 inches, but what it doesn't tell you, is that isn't the actual size of the laptop sleeve. I have a 16" laptop...and it doesn't fit. My laptop is about an inch and a half too big for the protective sleeve of this bag. Minus the small laptop sleeve, I would definitely recommend this bag. It has all the pockets you need to store your school/work supplies. And it seems very sturdy and durable.

    • Did the product fit true to size? No
    • How is the quality of the product? Good
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
  • Nice But Misleading

    From the description I gathered that this bag was for a 17" computer. When I received the bag there was no way my computer would fit! It's frustrating because I needed a bag and now I have to send this one back! Nice bag but BAD description!

    • How accurate was the sizing? It did not fit a 17" computer
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. It was good quality but the size was not what it said it was
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
  • to small

    I want one to fit my laptop it was way to small I had yo cut out some batting to get it to fit and then ther no rxtra room for other thing

    • How accurate was the sizing? not good I have a 17" laptop and it just fit in bag and no extra room
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
  • distruction

    My son who is 14 is using the bag for high school. fits both books and computer. Really nice and strong since he smashes everything into it. So far it is holding up! 60 days and running!

    • How accurate was the sizing? yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? none
  • Does not fit.

    I needed a laptop case for my new 17" laptop. The padded section for the laptop does not fit a 17" laptop, it is at least 2" too small. The first case I received did not have a shoulder strap as indicated, but the second one did. Disappointed that the case does not fit my laptop, but I had to use it because I had to travel.

    • How accurate was the sizing? Was to fit my 17" laptop, it won't fit into the padded section - about 2" or more too small.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is good.
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes.
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  • does what it's supposed to

    15 in laptop was a bit snug but it works


    Mark K. Mar 24, 2015

  • 18" Where?

    total scam! I have a 17" laptop and it won't fit in the bag without using a shoehorn to cram it in the bag!


    Eric M. Mar 21, 2015

  • Good Value

    My son is happy with this and it was a good price.


    Lisa T. Mar 19, 2015

  • Not the greatest quality

    The bag has a really nice design and looks to be made of sturdy material but I had two major problems with it: 1) Within one month, the Velcro strap used to secure the laptop ripped off. This happened after light/normal use. This was NOT a heavy-duty wear and tear situation. 2) The bag squeaks (loudly) when I walk with it over my shoulder. It's the plastic-on-plastic sound of the shoulder strap locks. This might sound like an insignificant criticism, but try walking through a quiet library and watching every head turn your way because your bag is squeaking loudly. It was quite frustrating. Will be returning it and replacing with something else.


    Kav381 from Pennsylvania, Dec 27, 2014

  • Not as sturdy as expected.

    I wrote out a longer message with the problems I had encountered, with this bag; the FIRST & ONLY time I tried to use this ~ 12/5/2014 ~ when I went to a sleep study with my daughter. Well although I know there wasn't much in the bag besides my computer & chargers in the bag. My 1st problem came up when I was zipping up one of the bigger pockets and the "fob" zipper pull thing on the zipper came off. 2nd problem was when I was zipping up the front small pocket for "important papers, passport, cellular phone". As I was zipping that pocket up, the zipper pull itself came off in my hand. At which point I called to to return it. Now I am waiting for the return authorization sticker to arrive. Just my 2 cents, hope it helps someone


    aemr911 from Shoreview, Minnesota USA, Dec 12, 2014

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Why did you choose this product? Overstock on Mar 22, 2015
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because it looks durable and professional  on Mar 22, 2015
looks good and functional OstkUser24581 on Mar 23, 2015

Does this bag have a strap to carry it cross-chest? Questioner on Jan 15, 2015
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Hello Questioner. Yes, this bag has a strap that can be used to carry it across your chest, as seen in photo 5. Thanks for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 19, 2015

Is there anywhere to put a water bottle other than the main compartment? plantilus on Nov 8, 2014
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Hello plantilus, the main compartment would be the only place to put a water bottle. Thanks for shopping with us. J.E overstockcustomercare2 on Nov 12, 2014

What size laptop will fit in the desginated labtop sleeve? I know it is an 18 inch bag but many reviews say that it will only fit 15 inch laptops. My laptop is 15.3, so I need to know if it will fit. curlyt83 on Jun 10, 2013
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Hello curlyt83, thank you for your interest in the CalPak Ransom 18-inch Premium Expandable Laptop Messenger Bag. The Padded laptop compartment fits most 15.6 inch WLCD screens. Thank you for shopping with us, and have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 17, 2013
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