- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Tried out a number of packs, was looking for a good backpack for commuting on flights and this one could fit a laptop, change of clothes including shoes, sunglasses, toiletries, and even some food while still having space. It’s also not huge, when wearing it looks like a backpacking pack (sits higher and the rounded top), and the plum color is more maroon than purple. Haven’t taken it on a flight yet but will fit under the chair in front of you when on a plane, but if you stuff it full, it will be tight.
Things that make it different than most backpacks: the laptop sleeve is accessible through a zipper on the side, as opposed to the top. You can get to it from the top, but you slip the laptop in sideways as opposed to dropping it in. Which I like because it helps keep it separate (and from crap falling in).
Also, the top main zipper opens horizontally toward where your neck would be if wearing it as opposed to vertically top down the sides. Nice for security—no one can sneak into your bag, but takes some getting used to. Nice for a flight so you can open the top and reach down into it for easy access.
Lots of compartments. There’s always space to separate your things. Love it.