My other pack broke so We had to make upgrading I had been thinking about doing anyway. Glad I did, the Burton back pack is big sufficient for all those my school courses and supplies with room for clothes to the gym or to pack a meal. Its all that it stated it would be. I recommend this bag to anyone who wants a backpack thats either stylish and sturdy. The back is all padded and so are the straps that would stop back pain. And it also is very huge then its suitable for everything. The laptop pocket is padding which has a comfortable material. Whether its camping , school or what ever this bag will do it all . A really very affordable, durable and stylish backpack. Similar to the Herschel in style but kills it with the notebook compartment from the backside and the cabability to store much more. A fantastic weekend bag to easily hold folded clothing or to use for work/school. Amazing look. It fits my 15" laptop computer really well & seems secure. It doesnt match as much things as a few other back packs Ive, because opening is restricted to on top of the sack (it can do contains a laptop quick-access zipper around the back). But Im normally filling an excessive amount of things & really give my bags a good beating... At this point, excellent!! ideal for using for my day and a hike!!! I use it skiing, take it to work, and plan on use it biking too. Burton backpacks holds its form very well and looks wonderful. I like this pack a lot. The colours are vivid as well as the pack itself appears durable. Im in college i was worried it could look a bit childish however it is not. The cup holders on the side are fantastic for my water bottle and thermos. Much space from the main compartment. Im 58 and this back pack is an ideal size for me. The sun Burton backpacks glasses area is a nice little storage area for my contacts and solution. Very pleased. I buy another Burton backpack for my big boy, and he is rather proud of his new back pack, it is spacious enough and looks really modern. It is very eye catching, it truly is functional for both the classes and the beach. 2-3 days of stuff fits nicely. Good retro look. I would recommend the leather base/bottom. This area takes a beating and leather fits the bill. Three days after my bag arrived my friends and I went towards Blue Ridge Mountians to hike 7miles and camp out over night. If I hadnt of obtained this pack my shoulders would have been killed. However with the huge straps and upper body strap to help you spread weight it turned out excellent. Now i have it with me on yet another excursion in which its keeping enough garments for a dozen whole days. The shape, fabric, and look of it are generally i had expected.