I was looking for a slightly bigger computer backpack to replace my current one, which I use both for airplane travel and walking to/from campus with laptop/books. Desiderata included multiple zippered pockets for organizing items (e.g. cell phone, cords, etc.) and side pockets for carrying a water bottle. This pack fit the bill perfectly. The main storage compartment is quite generous, with ample space for a laptop plus several books, a jacket
, etc. The storage sleeve for the laptop keeps a computer well secured. The secondary storage compartment is big enough for a lunch or computer cords, and it is well laid out with slots for pens, wallet, gum, etc. The additional zippered pockets on the front provide more options for smaller items (e.g. cell phone, gloves
/hat). I'm never quite sure where to put my laptop accessories (i.e. mouse, power cord), but it's not for a lack of options. My ideal backpack would have custom storage pockets just for these items; but the options provided in this pack are not bad. It's the right size for moving through the airport and it fits comfortably underneath an airplane seat. I've always trusted the quality of Mountain Hardwear's products and this pack only confirms that view. This is a solid, sturdy pack with great storage options.