With the way flying is these days this is my pack of choice for the airplane or drive travel. It fits my 15inch mac, getting it out efficiently from the side zip works best if you slide up and then a slight turn to get the bottom of the computer out first. This is much harder to do if pack s stuffed though. Like all the different pockets to keep things organized for travel. Most of the time all the heavy things like electronics go in the backpack. The anatomical fit of the straps helps distribute the weight and the padded back is comfortable. Nice pack that will last you a while.