I shopped around quite a bit before settling on this backpack, and I love it! I purchased the Vaporous Grey Heather and was a little hesitant, but it was better than I expected. It's not as bright white as this picture shows, so I was really happy with the muted color. It has tons of pockets to keep me organized. It fits my larger laptop, which was almost impossible to find! As an added bonus, the laptop sleeve is a zippered section all its own, so it makes it super easy to take in and out without digging around everything else in my bag. I've used it as a carry-on to get through airport security, and it was a breeze! It's big enough to stow all my daily needs but small enough to grab for the everyday use. Between work and 2 kids, I'm on the go a LOT, and this backpack has been perfect for the busy lifestyle. I'm putting it through the wringer, and it's holding up great so far. Even if it doesn't, North Face offers a lifetime warranty, so you really can't go wrong with this bag.