My daughter just received her new back pack and is thrilled with it. Her search was for something that had a chest strap to distribute the weight of her books but for something that didn't look too heavy duty outdoorsy. Colour was also very important to her. After looking at hundreds -- literally -- of bags, she settled on this one. She is very please with the scale, colour and weight of the bag. Her only disappointment is that it does not have a water bottle holder -- something she overlooked.