I bought this backpack looking for a backpack that would suffice for all my needs. I am a professional woman - so I didn't want anything too masculine, bulky, or school like for the office. But I am also a mom of two young kids, so I needed versatility. I was drawn to this backpack for its clean lines and colour, and of course a known brand that I felt would give me longevity.
I wanted to be able to use this to for the office, if I needed to bring my laptop around, a lunch, and maybe a pair of shoes. For the kids, I need to fit the diaper bag, snacks, back up outfit and maybe something for the outing that we are going for like dance or swimming.
I'm pleased that the backpack isn't too bulky when taking transit. I also really like the delineated spaces/sections, as well as internal pockets. I was very opposed to a top open catch all sort of back pack - even though the space is more optimized in those, I can't be dealing with emptying all the contents for one thing. It is snug when I have a towel for swimming in there - although it does fit (and yes I could used the straps underneath but that is too much effort with 2 kids!). I don't love the sunglass section - while it comes in handy, especially for snacks that I don't want smooshed - i feel it hangs out more than it should when accessing the pouch below it, which is where my wallet normally is. The inside pouch on that is too snug for a phone (iphone 7 +). I also wish it had some things on the straps - I've seen others that have a small hook for sunglasses, or a mesh pocket for transit pass (it is called a commuter backpack after all). I've seen others that do that. I am also happy that it does not have the cross strap on the front - which is needed with a heavier backpack, but I baby-wear, so I can't have something obstructing the baby's face, and I don't want something flopping around when its not clipped.
I think it's the perfect backpack for my work to weekend life!