I mention cross over bag which means cross over between day-to-day office use, weekend day field pack trips and travel carry on luggage.
I just transitioned from a shoulder bag that I use daly which I thought was the bomb... It was a name brand which I have had for (6) years that has worked wonderfully world wide.
This bag makes the crossover by being slightly larger but meets all the abilities of my previous bag which I "gifted" to my (17) year old high school daughter.
The functionality of this bag after this trip to Afghnstn is going to move me to affect change and purchase the Columbia Axel Hauler 28" & 22".
This is a shift from high end designer luggage to more functional pieces that are more diverse. MMW