I bought this bag to replace my gym bag and use it almost every day. Its a hands-free and hassle-free way to carry everything I need before and after I hit the gym. On top of that, I got a great sale price from Backcountry to save me about $30 of money. Compared to a few other packs I was looking at, this one includes a hydration pack ($30 retail) for hiking as well, another bonus. It was packaged sufficiently and came in a reasonable time.