I love this backpack. As a rule, I hate backpacks
, but I needed one for a trip to Africa - so after trying many options, I bought this one. I'm very petite so finding one that did not look ridiculous was a challenge. This backpack is relatively small, as backpacks
go, but large enough to hold everything I needed. I carried my iPad, my nook, camera, binoculars, chargers, snacks, notepad, pens, and various other small items. I still had room for more yet it didn't look like a giant growth on my back. I wound up using the two side water bottle pockets for my phone and camera when theft wasn't an issue. The hook closures for the zippers are fabulous - no need to mess with a lock, yet that extra added bit of security when needed was a comfort. It was easy to us a lock when necessary, too. It is very durable and I'm sure I'll keep it for a very long time.