I bought this for my husband's birthday in June and I could tell the minute he opened the box how excited he was. And he's very hard to buy for. It is a very attractive, trendy backpack. If you're going to schlep a pack - don't use the kind you had in school - get this one - it is very sophisticated for a pack. He received a compliment on it the first day he used it and he's used it every day since June to commute to NYC. Plus - great leather smell!