We bought this backpack for my daughter who will be a sophomore this year. The students at her school carry everything with them from class to class, so it was essential for us to choose something sturdy that would fit several books and school supplies and be as comfortable as it could be to carry around. We were happy to see the bag is pretty well padded throughout and has extra points of comfort for her back. The handle and straps seem nice and hefty, as well. While she hasn't gone back to school yet, she did use this bag as a carry-on for a recent trip and stuffed it full of books, games, snacks & things of that nature. She appreciated the lock and charging capability as she had a portable battery with her and it enabled her to keep that inside and have easy access to her phone. She said it was comfortable to carry around and overall, she seems quite pleased with it.