- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is a super simple, really great backpack. One main compartment and one outer pocket is all you really need, and the shoulder straps are really comfortable. The laptop sleeve can't hold a large laptop, but if you're fine with putting your laptop in the main compartment but not the padded sleeve, it'll be fine. If you spill something on the backpack, you can chuck it in the washing machine and it won't self-destruct (I'd let it air dry rather than but it in the dryer, though). I've had this for well over a year and use it frequently and there aren't any serious signs of wear on it.