I purchased a Targus backpack in 2005 when I first moved for graduate school. It was my first laptop backpack and had all the pockets and bells and whistles I desired. Flash forward to 2018, when I realized that carrying my now tattered backpack through an airport or down the street was getting me some strange looks. The thing still worked, but I needed something new. And, I found something better in this Targus Drifter II. It is lightweight and ergonomic. It doesn't put pressure on my back in weird places. There are a multitude of pockets. Some, I haven't even used yet. It is great for plane travel, as it isn't bulky. I can carry a change of clothes, books, sundries, etc without overfilling it. And, it distributes weight evenly, so again, nice and balanced. The look is a bit rugged, but still subtle enough to take into a professional setting. I love everything about it.