I bought this backpack a few years ago, I would say back in 2009. I still use it all the time! It's great for school, works well for the beach or a short weekend trip. The straps are really durable and feel nice on my shoulders. I like the sunglass holder on the top of the back as well as the little "cooler" it has in the front. It also has a laptop holder inside which I've found super useful.
I've been buying Dakine products for awhile now and when it comes to backpacks or luggage, I always pick Dakine first - all their stuff is super dependable and long lasting! Highly recommend!