This tote served my needs perfectly. I try to avoid carrying a purse if I can possibly help it! This tote freed me from having to carry (juggle?) several items while traveling, and during layovers. I wanted a light rolling tote that would hold the essentials I need/want to carry with me on board an airplane: medications, sweater, books, and essential personal items I might need for an unanticipated overnight layover. The zippered pouch on the front easily held items I wanted to access quickly, such as my wallet, cell phone, "clear bag" items, meds, itinerary and boarding passes.
It should be noted that this tote would not carry a full change of clothes, except perhaps for a very small child.