I bought this 3 years ago, it's been all over the world with me. Very happy with it! It's still looking pretty new after 3 years. The many compartments are very useful and convenient for finding your stuff. the hard back is great for carrying my laptop and external keyboard and there is separate pocket for them as well which helps the main compartment be more organized. The only downside is that the water bottle pockets on the side don't security hold a big water bottle, for me it would be better if they were taller, the strap above the pockets can lock in a taller water bottle but it doesn't work perfectly, sometimes the bottle falls out. Nevertheless very satisfied with this pack and recommend it.