5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase Bag 56003
5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase Bag 56003
5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase Bag 56003
5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase Bag 56003
5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase Bag 56003
5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase Bag 56003
5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase Bag 56003

5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase Bag 56003

SKU #: 511-56003
MSRP: $109.99
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  • An extremely popular multifunctional bag, the Side Trip Tactical Briefcase is tough enough for a battlefield but elegant enough for a boardroom meeting. The interior offers a MOLLE/SlickStick System™ compatible web lining that allows a completely customized layout, while two large storage pockets at the front and one at the back provide ample space for additional accessories. A 5.11 Backup Belt System™ compatible covert pocket is large enough for a sidearm, the roomy main compartment can hold a full sized laptop, expandable side pockets blouse out to accommodate bulky items, and a removable padded shoulder strap is fully adjustable for easy carry. Crafted from tough and stylish 1000D textured nylon, the Side Trip Tactical Briefcase keeps everything you need within reach.


  • MOLLE/SlickStick web interior
  • Covert Back Up Belt System™ pocket
  • Two large front and one large rear pocket
  • Roomy main compartment
  • Sturdy grab-and-go molded handles
  • Light colored interior for easy access to gear
  • Expandable side pockets
  • Removable/adjustable padded shoulder strap

  • Specifications:

  • 1000D textured nylon
  • 16.5" X 12.5" X 5.5" main compartment
  • 7" X 10" X 2.5" front pockets
  • 16.5" X 10.5" X 2" rear pocket
  • Swivel clips on shoulder pad for easy carry
  • Name tape holder at front
  • Reviews
    9 Reviews
    67% (6)
    22% (2)
    0% (0)
    11% (1)
    0% (0)
    67% Recommend this product (6 of 9 responses)
    By Kagey
    Seattle, WA
    February 23, 2017
    Superb traveling briefcase
    Perfect size for a traveling briefcase and carry-on bag. Number of pockets and arrangement is dern near optimum. Absolutely LOVE the parallel zipper design on the main compartment and end pockets, makes access so much easier and more convenient than other bags out there- so much so that I will not buy a bag without that feature now. Sturdy enough to hold it's shape, but still able to stuff it into a surprisingly small space. Not waterproof but very weather resistant. Have not had heavy rain get into the bag, but I wouldn't chuck it in the pool. Lighter interior a definite plus. Great shoulder strap. Once you become adept at joining the two halves, the handle is superb- it's a training issue. Without the handle being able to separate easily, the outstanding access to the main compartment would be compromised. Well thought out design.
    ProsDual zipper opening Well thought-out compartments Light colored interior Comfortable shoulder strap Comfortable handle, easy to separate
    ConsThe two smaller side pockets (not the end ones) would be easier to access fully if their zippers ran on 3 sides, rather than 2
    By Chris
    March 16, 2016
    This is the one!
    After spending more on an "expedition" briefcase, and getting substantially less, I came back to the guys that do it best. 5.11 and LAPG just get it. On the 5.11 side, the bag is well constructed out of quality materials with pockets of the right size and in the right places. No cheap wonder nylon in this bag. It's slightly longer than it needs to be for my purposes but I like the expandable pockets on both ends. The bag is big enough for all the stuff I need to teach a pistol class without the bulk from larger bags. The computer case side pocket has just enough padding for today's tech gear without being overly padded with closed cell foam. Has enough storage areas for pens, cords, lights, etc without being overcome with mystery pockets that make you hunt to find the stuff you know you packed. I like very much that it's softer grade nylon and doesn't have that plastic, cheap, tent material feel. As for LAPG...always top notch customer service and great prices. Bottom line: 5.11 gets it right and you will too when you buy this bag.
    Prossolid materials and construction well laid out with accessible pockets in the right places Nicely padded computer case side pocket Expandable water bottle pockets on each end.
    ConsAshley Judd didn't bring it to my door. Limited color options. If it came in OD Green, I'm sure Ashley would have brought it to my door.
    By Glenn
    September 26, 2015
    Great bag for work and school
    Use this bag for work and school. Useful for my CSI gear including Nikon D700 DSLR with extra lens, fingerprint kit and DNA sampling kit. Love the plastic handle grips. Fits my Toshiba 15.6" laptop well. Very well made. Stays upright with no contents.
    ConsI'm not a big fan of the Velcro for the conceal carry side. I like a zipper for this side.
    By Paul
    Southern california
    February 24, 2015
    One of the best purchases from 511
    I use this bag as a briefcase on a daily basis. It is built well, has plenty of room and plenty of pockets. Another thing I like is that the bag maintains sturdy, even without items in it and is not flimsy like other bags I have purchased.
    By MillenniumHawk
    Main Street, USA
    November 7, 2014
    Not Enough Compartments
    The bag's quality is comparable to most of 5.11 products. The bag is large enough, but did not have compartments or pockets, or slots inside the main compartment. The main compartment also does NOT have any type of divider(s) or is able to be compartmentalised. I had to return and get a different brand.
    ProsWell built.
    ConsNot enough pockets or compartments.
    By Du
    April 3, 2014
    poor shoulder strap
    The plastic that connect to the clip-connect to the bag will break with weight. I called 511 and they want it the bag to be mail back. Two weeks later they mail me a new bag.
    ConsPoor strap connection to bag. Will break with weight.
    By Brian Cunning
    January 9, 2014
    Great Bag
    I travel for a living and love this bag. Allows me to organize and protect my supplies as I travel. ;-)
    By RAY
    February 25, 2013
    5.11 Tactical side trip briefcase bag
    By M. Chiu
    December 17, 2012
    Smart design. Solid execution
    Kudos on the well thought out design features. The light silver/gray lining makes finding stuff int he bag MUCH easier. The expandable end pockets are pretty cool and do hold a lot more than you might think. SHoulder strap is kidney shaped and grippy making is much more secure to carry. The luggage strap to mount this on a rolling carry-on or checked luggage is perfect for my travels. The hard rubber handles fit great when you take the time to put the 2 halves together but they are a hassle if you just want to grab the bag and go. The two halves (seperated) fill the hand too much and is uncomfortable. Overall, a great product.
    5 Questions & 13 Answers
    from Ketchikan, Alaska asked:
    November 11, 2015
    Will this bag hold a 17" laptop computer?
    1 Answers
    I went ahead and took a diagonal measurement of the interior of the main compartment where i would expect that you would want to carry the laptop. The diagonal measurement came to about 18" so what you will want to do is measure your laptop diagonally from corner to corner and if it comes to 18" or less, than it should fit. Otherwise it will be too big for this bag.
    Customer Service
    on November 17, 2015

    from buffalony asked:
    June 21, 2015
    Will this briefcase fit under the seat on the airlines?
    2 Answers
    Customers have reported using this for travel however, different airlines have different under-the-seat dimensions. The outer dimensions of this bag are 21.5"(W) x 13"(T) x 7.5"(W) so we recommend checking with the airline you're using to make sure this bag will fit.
    Customer Service
    on June 22, 2015
    I do extensive travel, both domestic and international with this bag. It depends on how full you pack it, if the contents are rigid and bulky, and if there is an entertainment junction box under the seat in front of you. In general, a full bag (with Macbook Air, clipboard and several files along with about 12 pounds of assorted stuff) will go under the seat. Check with SeatGuru.com for junction boxes on your flight.
    on February 23, 2017
    from Seattle, WA

    from Main Street, USA asked:
    October 26, 2014
    What is the country of origin? Or, where was the bag made from?
    1 Answers
    This bag is made over seas in china.
    Customer Service
    on October 30, 2014

    from Honolulu, HI asked:
    March 26, 2014
    Does it come with a shoulder strap?
    7 Answers
    To answer your question : Yes it does come with a shoulder strap This product is a well made essential tool. Zippers fuction flawlessly, and even after a year of continuious hard everyday usage are still going strong. Both front pockets are easy to access, and still hold in my gear even if I don't close them. Velco'ed large front pocket holds a 1911 full size , along with 2 extra mags. Never have ahad an issue with it opening up by accident. Great bag Oh ya holds a laptop top pretty good too..
    on March 27, 2014
    from Virginia
    on March 27, 2014
    from Valencia, CA
    Yes, it is equipped with a wide at the shoulder, very comfortable shoulder strap that easily lays between the handles when I don't need it. The strap is also contoured to distribute the bags weight which can be heavy when full. I researched extensively before purchasing and this product is the best bag I have bought. It delivers as advertised.
    Dan the Man
    on March 27, 2014
    from Nashville TN
    Yes the bag comes with a sturdy strap and shoulder pad. I purchased this bag for work (law enforcement) and found that it is a great bag for everyday commute. I was so impressed with it that I used it as my carry on case for the plane when I traveled to Vietnam for a month. I use to carry a day pack on the plane, but I was able to carry a change of cloths and toiletries (in case i was separated from my suitcase) plus documents, maps, guide book and iPad, all easily accessible during the flight. I would highly recommend this bag its a great deal!
    on March 27, 2014
    from BC, Canada
    Yes and it's pretty durable
    on March 27, 2014
    from Wash DC
    on March 27, 2014
    from Selden, NY
    Yes - a very good strap also. It is a better designed strap that any of the laptop bags I have.
    on March 27, 2014
    from North Aurora, IL

    February 20, 2013
    What are the outside dimensions of the 5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase Bag 56003?
    2 Answers
    This 5.11 Briefcase Bag measures approximately 21.5"(W) x 13"(T) x 7.5"(W).
    on February 20, 2013
    Keep in mind that this is a soft bag, no rigid framework. I have been able to fit more in, and stuff it in smaller spaces, than you would expect from the the actual dimensions.
    on February 23, 2017
    from Seattle, WA

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