I bought a slightly older version of this bag back in 2014 and it has been one of the best purchases I've ever made. Initially, I chose it because it seemed sturdy and I liked the compact size and bright blue color. Little did I know. Jack accompanied me on a month long European adventure, carried my DSLR while I hiked up a mountain in Alaska, took me and my laptop to a business meeting in Chicago, got me through road trips up and down the west coast and even served as a diaper bag for a few months. He's been stuffed under plane seats, squished in subways, stashed on trains, and shoved in trunks. I have not been kind to him but he has never let me down. This bag is exceptionally well crafted and durable. The pockets are thoughtfully placed and versatile. The materials are sturdy and can take a beating. The flap keeps things secure and allows for over-stuffing. This bag is comfortable to carry for long periods of time even when it's packed full. It's good for day hikes, it's good for overnight trips, it's a great carry-on item while flying. It's well worth every penny. This photo was taken while Jack and I were in Edinburgh for a weekend. He was the only bag I brought. Please do yourself a favor and purchase this backpack! I hope you love yours as much as I love mine.