The only reason I give it 4 stars is because my 11 yr old son has had his only one month. However, it seems to be a very sturdy backpack and on top of that, it looks really good. He's pretty hard on backpacks, so he needed one that will hold up to some pretty hard slinging around. Since we got it for him I've noticed several just like it that my teenaged students carry and they too seem very sturdy. If it doesn't hold up for very long, I will write back and revise my review, but for now it's all good :)!!
Well, I'm writing this really for my 11 yr old son who uses the backpack. He got it as a Christmas so it hasn't been used too long. It seems to be very sturdy. Since we purchased it for him, I've seen several around the school where I teach carried by teenagers and they too seem to be pretty sturdy. They get thrown around A LOT. So, all in all, it seems to be a very good product!! If that changes over a short period of time, I'll revise my review, but for now it's a GO!!! :)