As a petite woman, I've struggled to find a good bag that can hold a lot and still fits me right. This bag definitely does the trick. The mini-bag attaches far more securely to the big bag than most other bags of this type, and the padding and webbing of the back of the big bag help me avoid tell-tale sweatiness! I did a lot of shopping around, and I'm thrilled with my final choice of this bag. I'll be using it on trips for years to come.