The Ibex 17in notebook backpackers would of been perfect for my son to use to take his laptop to classes if the zipper on the laptop section had not failed after only two days. I could not take a chance and get the same backpack to replace the broken one. I looked everywere for a backpacks with metal zippers. I found one, but all the reviews said the stitching failed in the seams. I guess if they make something too good I won 't be spending money to constantly replacing quickly worn out products. Being put in this position all the time is getting to me. It has been a long time since I have purchased anything that seemed well constructed over all aspects of the product. Oh well, in summery if the zippers were good heavy duty ones this backback would of been perfect and I would be singing praises all over the place. So sorry I couldn't do that.