This is the best-designed, most well thought out bag I've bought. I do a lot of travel with a laptop, headphones and other gear in addition to books and paper and this bag accommodates it all and keeps things really easy to find. I've had a lot of different and expensive bags (Tumi) and I have to say this is the first one where I believe the designer actually travelled with the bag to test it out. You can get this bag really loaded and heavy but the straps are comfortable and adjustable. Kudos to Dakine!!