I cannot sing enough praise for this bag! I am 5'5 and petite. As a college student in a very rainy, tropical climate, I love how this bag is waterproof. In fact, it proved itself the day I purchased it! Quick dried in about 15 minutes!
My major requires me to carry some small, valuable equipment including a glorified USB drive and a MacBook. The lap top pocket protects my MacBook with ease, and I don't have to worry about it being scratched or banged up. The no crush pocket allows me to safely store my USB drives, sunglasses, snacks/candy, and anything else I don't want to risk being smashed.
The zippered pocket behind the folding Velcro one on the front is the perfect size for my two composition notebooks. The largest pocket holds my large binder and all of my books, which is great because I have one day a week where I must take them all.
I love the zippered pocket on the inside for safe keeping of any valuables. My student ID and writing utensils fit perfect in the pocket under the buckled section.
Any student would benefit from using this bag! The style is modern and minimalist.
As someone with scoliosis, I need well padded straps and backpacks that distribute weight well. I have over 30 pounds of weight in my bag all the time, and I barely even notice it. The added chest buckle on the shoulder straps bumps the comfort level! I like how it keeps the bag in place, even when I bend down.
Bottom line, if you're reading this, purchase the bag!