I just bought this....
I just bought this for college and even though I haven't used it for college yet I have used it for a trip to my family's cabin and I have tested how many of my necessary school supplies it will hold.- My Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop, I don't think this backpack will fit a 17" widescreen laptop even though the tag said it would- I only have 3 textbooks for this fall semester and it comfortably fit them all- It could also fit at the same time a few 1 subject notebooks, maybe even 4 though I didn't try.-I'm not a huge fan of the organizational pocket in the front because there is no depth to it. Putting something in one of the pocket makes it impossible to fit another "thick" item in another pocket in front.-the Front pocket is roomy and can hold a textbook or reading book, etc.-In the largest pocket the backpack is tall enough that there is plenty of space above the textbooks to fit a jacket or something.- a jacket can be secured in the bungee on the front but it is a little awkward especially if it is a thick hoodie.-the two side bottle holders fit my nalgene 1 liter bottles, the bottle holders can be tightened.- there is another zip pocket in the very front which is large height and width wise but may not hold much depending on how much is filling the rest of the backpack.I just hope it will last me 4 years!! I got this backpack on sale for 40% off at a sporting goods store in my town, It was a great deal and I couldn't pass it up!!! only 50.99