So thankful to have this bag for the past 6 months of traveling! The main compartment makes it very easy to access all of my clothes without having to rummage to the bottom of the bag. The zip-off backpack is high-quality and perfect for day hikes/adventures and for organizing my laptop and camera while traveling. If traveling during the winter with bulky sweaters, the main compartment won't fit a ton of clothes. When the backpack was full, I would get comments about how bulky it was, but as soon as you zip off the small backpack the main compartment is actually quite slim. I was able to take this bag as my personal item on budget European airlines without getting charged. I wouldn't recommend this backpack for long backpacking trips, but it's the perfect travel companion for getting around and the day-pack is great for shorter adventures!