I've had this backpack for a few weeks. Immediately after purchasing it, I read a lot of reviews about the fact that this pack wears out very quickly, particularly in regards to the zippers, so I've been keeping an eye out for that. So far the pack is in good shape. I carry my 17.3" work laptop in it, my 11.6" ultrabook for class, and my iPad, plus a small textbook and a few doodads, and everything fits really nicely. I am in no way pushing the limits of capacity in terms of size because just with those three electronics, a few pens and my ultrabook charger, the pack weighs upwards of 15 lbs (the pack weighs 2.3 lbs by itself). My purse would easily fit inside, but I prefer to distribute the total weight I lug around by carrying it separately. I like the fact that the pack is solid black--other brands seemed a little more college-y in appearance and I wanted something that looked a little more professional (insofar as a backpack could do that). I'm a pretty small woman (5'2) and I was able to adjust the straps to wear comfortably on both shoulders, although I admit I normally wear it with one shoulder strap, and the weight centered on my back. I'm only going from the car to my desk and back--if I had to travel with it, I would definitely wear it on both shoulders. One review mentioned being conked on the head by the top handle when wearing it on both shoulders, and I admit I experienced a bit of that when I had to lean forward. I don't do that very much so it isn't an issue for me, but be aware of the possibility.