This is a well-made pack, perhaps a little "over-constructed." There are some very cool features, however, I find that there is too much padding (yes, I'm carrying a laptop, but it's not made of crystal). Also, it's about three inches taller than it needs to be for my needs (I have a old MacBook), which is wasted space, as far as I'm concerned. This pack fits against the body very nicely and the waterproof zippers are a nice touch. I could totally see this pack being used for more adventurous pursuits - it seems quite durable - but then I would complain about the weight of the additional padding.