I've used a couple of different backpacks during my college career before trying this one, and I'm sure it will be the last! It has everything I was looking for, as well as some features I didn't need but have grown to appreciate. The laptop pocket comfortably holds my 15 inch MacBook Pro, and the interior pocket is roomy enough to carry two thick textbooks and the notes for each. And due to some feature of design, I barely feel the weight on my shoulders. The outside pockets are a wonderful feature! I use the sunglasses pocket for my wallet, phone, and chapstick, and the cooler pouch holds my small bible and a portable hard drive securely. A bonus! The backpack is water resistant!
Dakine has made me one happy customer.