After packing a GR2 as a 5'1 female for two weeks in Europe, the Fairview 40 xs/s is leagues above for my needs. The pack is lightweight, plenty of zippered pockets/storage, narrower for the shoulders/torso, and the pack sits a tad higher on your back than typical packs. The hip/waist belt helps distribute the weight and there's no interference in the front from any of the straps on the female chest. I could easily pack 2+ weeks out of this pack, and still not use up all the space offered. I do not carry a laptop for travel, but the laptop sleeve is located towards the middle of the bag. The bag fully opens and everything is easily accessible. The misty grey is a neutral olive/grey and beautifully done with teal interior.