I just received this bag today and as I took it out of the package, my first thought was, "just another backpack, I wasted my money again." Well, I was wrong......way wrong! I am in grad school and have a Vera Bradley that I have been using, as well as a North Face and at first glance, it appeared as the same size as the rest of them and I figured it would not be able to hold my school/work stuff bc the ones I have can't. Not so.....I put the big heavy textbook, my computer, a billion pens, day planner, and masks (of course) along with my stethoscope in the compartments and was amazed that I still had room. The moment of truth was when I went to pick the bag up and sling it over my shoulder.....it felt better, lighter and not straining to hold the contents of what I need with me at all times. I was worried about my water bottle fitting in the side pocket as it seemed too small and again I was pleasantly surprised. I have been searching and wasting my money on finding the right backpack for me and finally found it. I am absolutely in love with this bag and couldn't wait to share how I felt about it. This is my first Kipling. A fellow nurse friend of mine has one in yellow and I really liked hers. I waited until Black Friday and scored a great deal on it. Thank you Kipling for figuring out how to make a great bag!