3 thoughts on “Case Logic 16-Inch Expert Laptop Briefcase (ZLC-216)

  1. Amazon Customer
    24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    So close, May 15, 2013
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    This review is from: Case Logic 16-Inch Professional Laptop Briefcase (ZLC-216) (Personal Computers)
    I bought this bag 2 months ago and was really pleased with the size and quality of it. The zippers are nice and there is plenty of storage for my laptop, papers and other items. Today I threw it over my shoulder and the shoulder strap pulled out of the bag. The stitching is very minimal at this important stress point. Consequently I can not recommend this bag.
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  2. P. Jones
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Structurally unsound, July 23, 2013
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    P. Jones (Auburn, AL United States) –
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    Nice enough case, and very nice for the price. But the ring on the case that attaches to the clip of the shoulder strap ripped out under normal use (pulled the fabric strap right out of its stitching). Laptop and all, splat on the hard floor of the Atlanta Airport transportation mall. Of what value is a nice case architecture, when the construction can’t hold what one might normally put in it? Looks like a turn-key design – made to look like what it is supposed to be, not actually be it.
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  3. J. B Kraft
    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Useful, sturdy, lightweight and economical, May 29, 2013
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    J. B Kraft (Palestine, TX United States) –
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    Finding the “right case” as a road warrior is very tricky. The ideal computer/lap bag would be indestructible while weighing next to nothing and protecting your computer and other equipment from dust, spills, and drops. Also (since I take mine to court), it needs to look pretty good. I’ve used Case Logic bags for years, and almost always found their products of high quality while economical. I have a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet computer that fits into a great protective sleeve I purchased online at sfbags.com, by which it’s padded and dustproof and spill proof. It fits easily inside the computer pocket made to accommodate a much larger laptop. Inside the notebook area, there’s a small padded pocket which holds my Kindle HD 7″ screen, with room for a about a half-inch thick legal folder in the file pocket. Another large zippered “full-size” area holds my extra-large “cocoon” (highly recommended) with cables, batteries, digital recorder, and small Nikon camera, and finally a smaller zippered section holds pens, cell phone, sunglasses, Ipod, headphones, and pens and notepaper. There is a zipper section in the flap to the small section which holds a small “cocoon” with some more cables and chargers. In other words, I can go to court or hit the road with this one bag, and it holds everything I’m likely to need except my water bottles. With the client files in a leather “red-rope” folio, I have everything I’m likely to need in court.

    The bag is well constructed, of a fairly heavy ballistic nylon, with good quality zippers, a nice padded handle (because with all of the above stuff, my guess is that it comes in around 20 lbs) and a removable shoulder strap. The shoulder strap conveniently can be stored taunt along the bottom, and has an adjustable pad. As shoulder straps go, it’s useful for boarding a plane, but you wouldn’t want to use it too long with the bag filled to capacity. Outside sections of the bag have about 1/2″ of padding, while there is lesser padding between sections. If you pack it well, it’s hard for me to envision your equipment being damaged by dropping or liquid spilled on the outside. The inside compartments are either orange or grey nylon lined, and there’s a small, tasteful, orange fabric accent that might help confusing your bags with all the other black bags on a plane. There is a built-in nylon strap (held taunt with Velcro), that can slide down over a luggage carrier handle. There are no molded feet on the bottom, so you have to pay attention (and load it properly) for it to remain standing upright on its on bottom, and I wouldn’t recommend sliding it along the floor with your foot while waiting in those airport lines. There are no “lock fittings” on the bag.

    In short, for me, it’s a very good purchase, until I find that “perfect” bag for this.

    SUMMARY:
    Construction and finish: Excellent with sturdy double zippers on must parts.
    Impact resistance: Very good for drops, but don’t let a taxi drive over it.
    Dust resistance: Very good
    Spill resistance: Water (very good in my test to anything less than immersion)
    Handle and straps: Reasonably comfortable for short hauls
    Price — around $60 — just great
    Esthetics: good. Attractive, if undistinguished, looking.
    Negatives — no feet to support the bag when it’s free standing, which might abrade the bottom nylon over time.
    Not much in the way of security — no cable attachments or locking compartments.
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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