I had the most perfect Cosmos Pink / Zinc Grey Pandora. It was my ditty bag for two years. I never went anywhere without at least throwing it in the trunk of my car, even when I didn't specifically need it on my back. Mine was part purse, part overnight-bag, part briefcase, part tool-box, and part first-aid kit.
It's short height is PERFECT for riding in the rear saddle on most motorcycles, even on a big touring bike that looks more like Cleopatra's limousine than a motorcycle.
Unfortunately, my Pandora was in the trunk of my car when my car was stolen last Fall. I was far more heartbroken over losing gear than my fully insured car! Priority #1 - replace the car. Priority #2 - replace my beloved Pandora.
I hope The North Face will keep this amazing bag in its line-up for a long time to come, because I've never found anything else with enough pockets to keep-organized everything I could possibly need for a day/overnight trip and then some ... in such a TINY package. I'm actually planning to buy ANOTHER one so that I have one for everyday use and one dedicated just for "outdoor activities" ... just as soon as The North Face rolls out a pretty new pink.
CAUTION: this is *NOT* a good "book bag" for school, because the top of the bag is too narrow to fit your 12-pound hardbound biology book.
Otherwise, grab your TSA-approved 1qt zipper lock bag o'toiletries, lunch, multi-tool, first aid pouch, fresh undies/socks/t-shirt, cell phone charger, journal, mp3 player, emergency contacts, and HIT THE ROAD!
While it's not a back country pack by any definition -- if you're going some place where you can travel light, the Pandora *CAN* be far more than just a "day pack". Makes for a nice skiing/snowboarding pack too!