So much thought has gone into this bag, from the padded laptop compartment to the interior open and zipped compartments (including a water bottle holder which you can snap close) AND external zipped pockets, and the best part - the padded shoulder straps, which makes this bag one of the most comfortable I’ve ever carried. (This is coming from someone who has tried tons of well-made backpacks.) I tend to carry it in backpack mode when commuting and walking from point to point, and in tote mode when I need to look more formal. The leather is so plush and thick but lightweight. I only wish this came in more colours. A camel colour and other warm-toned options would be great.