CalPak Diplomat 21-inch Rolling Backpack

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ITEM#: 11519060

  • Travel anywhere in ease with this CalPak Diplomat backpack
  • Backpack measures 21-inches and has self-repairing Excel zippers
  • Take your next vacation in style with this ultra chic backpack
  • Front organizer pocket
  • Accessory zippered side pockets
  • MP3 player earphone port
  • Padded wheel cover system
  • Detachable backpack measures 17-inches
  • Push-button single pole handle system
  • Product Dimensions: 21 inches high x 15 inches long x 9 inches deep


Material Polyester
Type Softsided
Pattern Two-Tone
Feature Multi-Compartment, Rolling
Color Blue, Green, Grey, Orange, Red
Gender Unisex
Laptop and Tablet Compartment Size Over 17 Inches
Pack Access Side, Top
Dimensions 21 in. H x 15 in. L x 9 in. D
Warranty Manufacturer
Model Number RBP016
Country of Origin China

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  • Most Recent

  • Great
    Verified Purchase

    I got this for my son who is hard on his backpacks. So far do good

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    Carrie D. Nov 26, 2016
  • east coast
    Verified Purchase

    perfect for traveling on an airplane

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    lori k. Jun 28, 2016
  • Nursing sch
    Verified Purchase

    This bag is excellent. I use it to carry all my books for nursing. I only use the first piece and remove the second one because it is really large. My laptop is so big and it fits in with my books. My friend also purchased it after seeing that it is large. She likes it too. So far so good. I recommend it to other people or students esp in nursing.

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    Florence N. Apr 14, 2016
  • Handle broke, warranty is garbage
    Verified Purchase

    O.CO said the warranty had to be handled with Calpak. Their response, to a valid warranty claim is exactly what the term "failing to act in good faith" means. They warranty a product, it fails due to poor craftsmanship under light use and then they make it so difficult to return it that no one does it...At least that's what they hope. This is absolute nonsense. Here's the response from warranty.. You will need to provide the following: Cut out portion of the item Processing Fee $14.95 Proof of Purchase Original Warranty Tag The area of the item you would need to cut is circled on the image below, including the CalPak logo. The portion of the bag must measure at least 8” x 10”. Please be advised that we will not accept anything smaller or from any other side of the bag. Your replacement will ship within 7-10 business days from the date the requested items are received. They also requires photos, details of the failure, etc. Total BS!

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    Christopher l. Apr 6, 2016
  • Ms.
    Verified Purchase

    Got hard use for several years by high schooler and stood up very well. Previously he had literally gone through several backpacks every year. It was jammed every day with books, computers and high school necessities and still held together.

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    Catherine V. Mar 28, 2016
  • Most Helpful

  • Yes, it falls over
    Verified Purchase

    It is actually two backpacks zipped together. A big backpack on wheels with a handle, with straps that zip up in the back; and a second smaller backpack that attaches to the big pack via a zipper. The big backpack cannot be used as both a backpack and a wheeled bag at the same time, because the straps for the backpack must be zipped up inside in order to prevent the strap cover from dragging the ground when used as a wheeled bag. So you can't wheel it, then quickly grab the straps and throw it over your shoulder. You are committed to using one way or the other. Secondly, even when the big backpack is full, when you fill the front backpack, if you try to let it stand up as a piece of wheeled luggage, it will fall forward and the front backpack lays on the ground. For it not to fall over, you'd have to keep the big backpack full of books and rocks and the front backpack filled with tissue paper. I bought this and after opening the box and playing with it for about five minutes, I wrapped it back up and put it back in the box to return.

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    anita622 Jun 27, 2013
  • Rolling Backpack
    Verified Purchase

    I ordered this for my daughter who is in nursing school and carrying heavy textbooks. We were a little leery of ordering without actually being able to physically look and feel the backpack. We are very pleased. The material is durable and there are multiple zippered areas. Although it has wheels, it also has shoulder straps which can be tucked away. The handle staps are wonderful, thick and well padded. She is very pleased with her choice.

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    union06 Jan 7, 2011
  • Awesome Sturdy Bag
    Verified Purchase

    I was not wrong in choosing this product for my day to day school activities. From home to school, school to library, and back home, this rolling backpack answers everything that I need to carry three (3) nursing books, a 15 inch laptop, chargers, and other stuff pertinent to my activities. I just hope the wheels doesn't give up until next Spring 2013 when I finish my degree plan.

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    lvnrnguy Aug 14, 2012
  • Rollling Backpack for Nursing School
    Verified Purchase

    I researched all different types of rolling backpacks because I am in Nursing School and have a huge load of books to haul. I compared features and prices and found this to be one of the best deals. When I got the backpack I was extremely happy with my purchase. I have been using it for 3 weeks now and have no complaints. I reallly like the feature of being able to take off the front part of the backpack to use it as a "normal" backpack. I have nothing bad to say about this backpack and would highly recommend it!

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    robnat420 Sep 20, 2011
  • CalPak Diplomat 21 inch
    Verified Purchase

    This is a great rolling backpack. I had never actually used one before, but I started nursing school recently and realized I wanted one rather than carry all my books on my back. The only problem was I have so many books to carry in the bag that I was not able to fit my laptop in it. That would probably not be a problem for someone who does not have to carry more than 5 books at one time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

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    karabara013 Sep 2, 2009

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "I purchased this product for my son and the handle bended / broke down. It won't go down anymore. Is there a way to get a replacement handle?"

    • A:

      Hello Jen, please contact Customer Care at 1-800-The-BIG-O (843-2446). Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Q:

    "I see in the product description "Included Warranty Manufacturer" Can you tell me what the manufacturer warranty is?"

    • A:

      Hello Karen N., thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the information you have requested is currently unavailable. You will receive an email notification once an answer is posted. Have a great day.

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

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      School age child has had a CalPak before and loved it. Big boy wanted to get a roller this year and loved the orange color option.

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      This backpack is for my son who is entering 7th grade.

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      first time buying brand and looking for a sturdy rolling back pack and your product looks good and strong. hope to be satisfied.

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      I have had this same bag for at least 20 years and it has worked well for me. I hope the new bags material is as good as the one I have.

    • A:

      They are gifts requested by the recipient . Only issue I did not receive my 10% discount for first order.

    • A:

      I am a law student and need a durable book back that rolls to hold my heavy casebooks.

    • A:

      It was recommended by a classmate

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  • Q:

    "Can these be used as a carryon in a airplane."

    • A:

      Hello mormon7, the dimensions are approximately 21 inches high x 15 inches long x 9 inches deep. Thanks for shopping with us!

  • Q:

    "How long is the warranty on this backpack?"

    • A:

      Hello klweathers, there is not a warranty that comes with this CalPak Diplomat 21-inch Rolling Backpack. You can purchase an extended warranty when you purchase this item. We have a 30 day return policy from the delivery date if you have any issues we stand behind all our products. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Q:

    "thank you for answering but I really wanted to know if the big backpack alone will tip over with books in it. Ive purchase pottery barn rolling backpacks for my kids and they complain that it will not stand up it always tips over and falls even with a couple books in it. I doubt they will attach the small bag with it for school but it looks cool!"

    • A:

      I am in nursing school and carry many large books. The handle is very sturdy and I don't have issues with it tipping or anything.

    • A:

      This "backpack" is pretty big to be called a backpack. Its very tall and wide. I would recommend this to kids. However, to answer your question, no it doesn't tip over, it resembles luggage and just an over all roller backpack for people with heavy text books and long walks.

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  • Q:

    "does this backpack tip over without attached backpack? or with? what are deminsions of only large rolling b/p?"

    • A:

      Hello, yes the small back pack will tip over. The large bag dimensions are 21 inches high x 15 inches wide. The small bag is 17 inches high x 15 inches wide.

  • Q:

    "What are dementiions (HXLXD) of detachable backpack?"

    • A:

      Detachable backpack measures 17 inches

  • Q:

    "what is the weight?"

    • A:

      It weighs approximately 9 pounds.

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