Top positive review
Overall, it is big enough, and comfy enough, that it is pretty good for the price
31 March 2016
None of the other reviews addressed what matters to me, so for people like me I decided this needs a better review. It holds way more than I thought it would.
I can easily fit a 15.6" laptop along with around 13cm of books as well as several cm of extra paperwork. It is comfy, the straps are padded, so even while carrying around all that s**t it doesn't mess with my shoulders too much. The bag is well designed enough that it spreads some of the weight around sensibly, so no more backache, and also they are at the right angle that the straps never slip off my shoulders.
The pockets are very logical, with enough pockets too keep it semi-organised. Big fan of water bottle pocket on the inside. The laptop pouch that is the section closest to your back can hold all the dis-organised paperwork well, keeping it flat, even when a laptop is angrily stuffed inside it too.
Yesterday on my way to uni I was caught in some pretty heavy rain for 20 minutes and nothing got wet, though I put a plastic bag over my laptop just to be safe. The zips feel pretty strong, but the bit of fabric covering the zip does regularly get caught, which is the tiniest of complaints.
It feels well built, so if it falls to pieces in the following months I will update. All good for now