I use this pack for business travel with a laptop, as well as a ton of other electronic junk. While I wish there was more pockets, the spatial organization is pretty good allowing me to find stuff without too much digging. The side opening is great for airport security lines, though make sure you zip it up after! The only thing that bothers me is the handle that's built into the straps goes right up against my neck, but after awhile I stopped noticing it and it feels quite comfortable. The construction is quality, and I like that it doesn't have a ton of useless straps, buckles and cords hanging off of it like many packs. Plus, as an Oregonian, I like to represent with a local company. This pack would be perfect if it had a few more zippered enclosures inside, a bright colored interior for finding stuff in low light and the option to remove the waist straps. As it is, it's better than most of the packs I looked at and I looked for a long time.