I thought it was time to invest money in a good backpack before I went back to school. I realized that I do a lot of walking between classes. This backpack is so perfect for all of my needs and looks great. It has plenty of room for books for a few courses, compartments for water bottles, music i.e. mp3, discman and little places for money and junk. I got this on sale and it is for sure worth the price. It's attractive and sporty and from a great company. It was probably worth twice the price I paid, and I actually want to carry it with me all the time! I'm really petite and it fits well, and I'm sure it would fit an average sized adult. It's comfortable, lightweight and I have no complaints!