This is a very well padded camera backpack. There are several internal pieces of velcro sided foam that can be moved around to accommodate your particular camera configuration needs. The zippers are a little stiff. The pockets on right, left, and back do allow you to access the bottom compartment from any side. The top compartment is also well padded. The mesh pockets allow you to see what you have put in them and are found on both side and top zippered pockets. My only complaint is that the straps cannot be shortened enough to be comfortable for me. I have a very short torso for an adult, and the padding sections on the straps are longer than I need straps to be. Other than that, the tripod and waist cinches are nice as is the "weather cover" that is included. A nice backpack, recommended for folks taller than 5'3" or with long torsos.