The zipper for the main compartment of this bag has two long tabs at either end that allow you to really open it up and get inside. However, I found that having those tabs free and not connected to the bag made opening the zipper with one hand very problematic. So I just got out the needle and thread and sewed the tabs to the inside of the bag. NOW it is the perfect everyday bag for me! I love having the two zippered pockets on the front for phone and keys, and there is a nice big zippered pocket on the back in addition to the zippered main compartment. There are so many pockets for organization, making it really easy for me to find things in the bag. I also love the adjustable strap so I can wear it across my body or as a shoulder bag.