I needed something smaller to use when snowboarding, and taking to concerts and to bring stuff to work. This is a nice size to pack up with a few soda cans or can fit a couple shirts and pair of shorts. The goggles pocket up top is nice for personal items.. wallet, contact case, deodorant, sunglasses. I use it as a lunch box and/or put my gym clothes inside, with shoes hanging out the top snowboard holder. Keep in mind this is skinny and you can't fit a heck of a lot but if you're on the run a lot this is a nice guy purse.