I wasn't sure what to expect when I got the backpack, except it was incredibly eco-friendly and good looking. Well, I carry it everywhere! It's comfortable, lightweight, ultra-convenient with all the external pockets and fits my laptop or sketchbooks. I've owned lots of backpacks but they just don't get it. I need something other than a messenger bag (which kills my shoulder) or a daypack that doesn't really help keep me organized. THIS IS THE ONE. It's also great for fashionistas.