This is an overall very good backpack. SwissGear makes quality stuff. I travel alot so my pack gets thousands of miles put on it. I have had it almost a year and it is holding up nicely. It's comfortable to carry even when loaded down. It has plenty of pockets and organizers, and has plenty of padding for the laptop. That is also the downside. With so many pockets and sleeves it cuts down on the amount of space in the man storage area. Also the pockets for water bottles are a bit small to work. Besides that it is a great bag, and should hold up at least another year.