I selected this item because it was slim and not bulky. It is perfect for traveling as it also resembles a part of my wardrobe and would not be noticed as a laptop bag. Also there are compartments for an iPad, tablet, cords and USB drives. The outside zipper provides for easy access and the silver zippers complement the mild gloss texture almost unseen within the texture. It represents a classy, elegant, sliming style and complements many of the outfits I wear.