I absolutely love this backpack!!! The straps are padded so even with all of my textbooks it never hurts my back! There is a special padded laptop case that i put all of my valuable things in and there is even a felt lined pocket that is perfect for my iPod and keys. I have the cheetah one and the inside is very colorful with multicolored splatter design. If you are debating on backpacks, I would definitely choose this one.