I searched in stores and online for a backpack that would meet my needs to carry my laptop to work and on business trips. This backpack has everything I was looking for, as outlined below.
The exterior is sleek and smooth, meaning it does not have lots of flaps, pockets and straps that would make it look like I was going camping instead of to the office. The side pockets are made out of the same material as the backpack and expand out with elastic to handily fit a water bottle and a small umbrella. When not in use these side pockets sit flat against the backpack. There is a sturdy padded handle at the top to lift the pack up, and the pack rests standing up on the floor (even empty) without collapsing into a heap. The back has a solid strap that slips over a luggage handle when traveling with other suitcases. The straps are padded and comfortable and the whole pack fits nicely on my back.
The interior is divided into two main sections, separately zippered. The back section is padded for a laptop, but still has enough room for other papers or books. The second main section has a smaller pouch to separate papers, a larger section for things and two webbed pockets that nicely fit my charger in one and a wallet in the other.
The outside is divided into two pockets. The top pocket is lined with a soft fleece fabric, intended for those large headphones. I do not have headphones but use this "fragile" section to carry prescription sunglasses, wireless mouse and my cheap earbuds. The lower section expands outward for easy access. It has one main pocket and several small pockets and is the place to put keys, pens, gum, and a small pocket nicely fits my iphone 6.
This backpack has just the right amount of space. Everything has a logical place and I always know where to find my things. My old backpack has so many pockets I could never remember which random pocket I had put something. Overall this backpack is well constructed and looks neat and professional.