Very impressed with this urban but smart medium back pack from Briggs and Riley, the finish is excellent looks much better in real life compared to the photos here. I bought this to use as a smart work backpack for frequent long haul travel, instead of using a more formal leather Knomo laptop bag. I love the comfort of a back when traveling that you can get everything in one bag and carry it safety on public transport and airports. This bag seems more spacious than some other Briggs business back packs which have a lot of padded compartments. There is plenty of room for laptop, Ipad, phone, kindle, charge, sunglasses, headphones, baseball cap, umbrella and water bottle in the side pocket. There is also a great RFID protected pocket in the back of the backpack, which is big enough to carry a passport in a holder, so easy access at passport control or the departure gate, without having to rummage through your bag. There is another easy access pocket at the front, for putting any items e.g when going through airport security. There is another essential, it has a hidden water bottle holder on the side which unzips from bag, this will accommodate a standard 500ml bottle, or 500ml gym bottle. It's probably too tight to accommodate large wider bottles (e,g, 750ml) without a squeeze. The bag is quite light as its not overly padded apart from laptop compartment, it also retains is shape and stands up without a lot in it. I think this is a great bag from frequent travellers on business who what a stylish but smart enough to take to meetings. Although it may seem pricey, the quality and finish is excellent. I paid £164 for the navy one which looks very smart and having looked also at Tumi backpacks, it is considerably good value at this price point compared to Tumi. In my view its a good investment for my travels and reassuring that it comes with a lifetime warranty if I ever need this.
This is the second one of these bags I've bought, the first was for me, this time it's for my wife. It's a superb build of a bag, robust, stylish, comfortable and intelligently designed. A *superb* piece of kit that's been on 4 continents with me.