CalPak Negotiator 16-inch Expandable Soft Messenger Briefcase

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ITEM#: 11519113

This 16-inch Expandable Soft Messenger Briefcase keeps your computer protected and yourself organized. The adjustable/detachable non-slip shoulder strap and comfort top handle allows you to carry your laptop with ease. This handy accessory is available in deep red, black and navy blue color options to match any style. 

  • 100-percent ripstop polyester
  • Adjustable/detachable non-slip shoulder strap
  • Comfort toe handle
  • Large main compartment, accessory pocket
  • Available in deep red, black, and navy blue
  • 1.96 pounds
  • Model number: CP3030
  • 12 inches high x 16 inches long x 6 inches deep



Material Fabric, Nylon, Polyester
Type Fashion, Lightweight
Pattern Solid
Feature Flapover
Color Black, Blue, Red
Gender Unisex
Laptop and Tablet Compartment Size 15 - 16.9 Inches
Set Includes 1 Piece
Dimensions 12 in. H x 16 in. L x 6 in. D
Warranty Limited Manufacturer
Model Number CP3030
Country of Origin China

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  • Most Recent

  • Versatile companion
    Verified Purchase

    Can't say enough for the versatility of this soft briefcase. While travelling to Dubai it doubled as extra "luggage" within my carryon for important documents and personal items.

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    olliejuno Jul 31, 2017
  • Ideal 17" laptop and soft briefcase Shoulder Bag
    Verified Purchase

    After researching many shoulder briefcase bags, I'm convinced this one is perhaps the most durable and expandable for the price. I need a long bag and 5 inch width for the kinds of books and laptop that I own. Its only drawback is the ridiculously flimsy paperclip-thin clips for the neoprene hooks on rhe shoulder strap. They started coming out of their "spring holes" by the 3rd week of use and one fell off on the NYC subway last night. Now I'm substituting a shoulder strap from an industrial level travel bag. But generally, this bag and its many small compartments for pencils, pens, little notebooks, calculators, markers, highlighters and teaching implements really works for me.

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    neilworden Feb 28, 2017
  • Bad strap clasp.
    Verified Purchase

    The first one I got, the strap clasp was broke. Returned it and got another, within the first week, a clasp broke and the strap would disconnect. When I would pick it up, the strap was disconnected.

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    dinago5 Feb 27, 2017
  • Great messenger bag
    Verified Purchase

    This is possibly the best messenger bag I've found online. It is well stitched, sturdy canvas and has lots of pockets. Flap has zip exterior pocket, back has document pouch with velcro tab closure. Interior has large expandable zip compartment and separate open compartment. Interior organizer included a zip coin compartment, space for 3 pens/pencils, two small open compartments for phone or notepad, and a wider compartment suitable for a tablet with a velco flap closure. I expect this will hold up for a very long time. The only drawback is the spring-clips for the shoulder strap are not very durable, and can pop out leaving just the plastic hook.

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    OstkUser820373 Dec 15, 2016
  • Grete
    Verified Purchase

    one of the clips holding the shoulder strap broke off.

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    Grete S. Nov 10, 2016
  • Most Helpful

  • Ray
    Verified Purchase

    The cloth holds up good. The plastic clips for the straps brake. A quick fix is to replace them with aluminum climbing clips. Plastic gets better in the cold.

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    kenneth r. Jan 28, 2016
  • Fair
    Verified Purchase

    This bag would be excellent if the straps would stay clasped. Imagine standing up on public transportation and your bag falls to the floor, the straps are un-done again. I would not recommend this product.

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    bjclaud02 Apr 16, 2013
  • Poor Construction; Faulty Measurements
    Verified Purchase

    I use the bag to take my office papers as well as a small lunch bag to work. After about 2 months, I noticed that the threads on the shoulder strap at the hinges is starting to come apart so it's only a matter of time when I'll probably lose the straps altogether. Also, I noticed that the bag was listed wider than it truly is. Even with the expansion zipper at the bottom and sides in open position, it doesn't add up to the dimensions that the seller claims. I guess you get what you pay for. Spend a little more and get a bag that's more sturdy and more true to dimensions.

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    phillyguy1456 Oct 16, 2012
  • Best diaper bag EVER
    Verified Purchase

    I did not use this as a laptop bag. After being seriously disappointed with many overpriced diaper bags costing $50-$80, I bought this to use as my 8 month-old's daily diaper/daycare bag. Expanded, this has plenty of room for 2 crib sheets, a light and heavy blanket, 3 changes of clothes plus accessories (hat, shoes, bibs, burp clothes) and 3 days worth of diapers and diapering essentials (wipes, diaper cream etc). I recommend the bag whatever your need!

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    mrschung Oct 13, 2012
  • Good value and quality product
    Verified Purchase

    I bought this bag, not really expecting much for the price. When I received the bag, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. It seems to be very good quality and has already suffered some hard use. It is not showing any signs of wear. The bag fits my laptop and reading materials with plenty of room. The only negative issue I have is that there is not a good place to put my computer accessories. The interior pockets are not the right size for my laptop power pack. I would still recommend this to anyone needing a good quality bag that is not very expensive.

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    durhamffemt Sep 2, 2010

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Has anyone been successful with having the strap clasp repaired? I was unable to make contact with CalPak. Thank you in advance for any assistance that you can offer."

    • A:

      Hello deidre s., you will be contacted by Customer Care.

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

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    • A:

      Appears to be a good quality product with good ratings.

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      good size good price good color

    • A:

      I all ready have one, this one is for my co-worker,she LOVES this bag.

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      price and quality

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      This product seems a very cost-effective option for those of us who seldom commute to work, but need a bag capable to carry a change of clothes when commuting to work. Price of this product was a great deciding factor.

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      I think it is exactly the bag that I have been looking for.

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      Looks like a good product.

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      This is for a new teacher.

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      because I wanted to. Is this ok with you?

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      As graduation gifts

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      Great price and size

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      Not sure yet, haven't received it yet.

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      will be good for work related.

    • A:

      My husband has one very similar and it is beginning to wear out, he wanted one as close to the one he has, and this bag is it.

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      Best value and fits the needs of my son.

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      Expandable, lightweight, double snap closure on flap, removable shoulder strap.

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      Nice looking style. Great price. Great fit.

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      Need for room for tablet, phone and charger means I need something larger than a purse. This should take care of all with even some room to spare.

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  • Q:

    "what material is this made of"

    • A:

      Hello sara, this is made of ripstop polyester. I hope this helps. Have a great day!

  • Q:

    "Where is it made?"

    • A:

      Hello Valued Customer, I hope your day is going well. This is made in China. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Q:

    "Does this bag utilize YKK zippers?"

    • A:

      Hello stratostryker, this has excel zippers. Have a great day!

  • Q:

    "I see the overall depth of this briefcase is 6 inches but what is the depth of the largest (main) compartment of this briefcase? I am hoping it is most if not all of the 6 inches (when expanded) because I am considering buying it to carry the following: medium Thermos, iPad, 1 magazine, 1 large paperback, 1 small tupperware container, 1 apple, 1 small zippered pouch (cables, A/C adpators), iPhone and a few more items. ( I can put some of these things in the separate pockets but still would like to know the depth of the main section."

    • A:

      Hello stevemass, The main compartment of this briefcase does take up the bulk of the six inches. Since this bag is soft-sided, it is capable of expanding more than the 6 inches, so you should have plenty of room for your things. I hope this information helps. Thanks for shopping with us!

  • Q:

    "Hi, how large is the main compartment? There is no picture and I am looking for a bag with one big compartment rather than several small ones. Also, does the back of the bag have a pocket large enough to fit a newspaper, as it appears in the picture?"

    • A:

      Hello michaelf84, we appreciate your inquiry. This briefcase’s (1) main compartment is about 15x11 1/4 inches. It has a pocket on its back that measures 9x15 inches. We hope you have found this information helpful. Thank you for shopping with us. Have great day!

  • Q:

    "Is there enough room for a computer, textbook, binder, and a charging cord?"

    • A:

      Hello shelby1990, The briefcase measures 12 inches high x 16 inches long x 6 inches deep and is able to hold many items. We recommend that you stack all your notebooks and computer to make sure that this will work for you. Thank you for shopping; have a great day!

  • Q:

    "How much does this bag weigh?"

    • A:

      This bag weighs approximately 1.8lbs.

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