I bought this as a replacement for an old Targus laptop commuter bag. The snowboard style sits a bit too low on the back for my taste (I guess you need an oversized snowboard jacket for it to fit right). Also, the laptop pocket doesn't have a strap/bucket or Velcro to keep the laptop from moving around. This may or may not be an issue for some, but it makes the pocket seem like an afterthought into the bags design. Finally, the side pockets are too small for regular sized water bottles.