At first I was really excited to get the backpack and I normally do not complain about reviews. However, I am observant when it comes to good textile quality and this leather was definetly very "vegan" looking. The clasp fell off after less than a month of use and the handles are another issue because they constantly loosen the tension. I also dislike the "multi-way" function of the straps because since they are changable the straps are difficult to put on your back without tipping all the contents; especially in the middle of winter with bulky layers. I would highly suggest for customers to look at another brand and the price was way too high for this product.