I bought this backpack for my 12 year old son, who carries a load of stuff to school. He is supper happy with it. He picked orange color, which was my least favorite but it was cheaper than the other two and turned out to be much better in life - it's more vibrant. It's been a few weeks now and so far so good. He has to walk to and from the school bus, climb many stairs inside the school and to our 3rd floor apartment and, although this backpack is quiiet a bit heavier than his previous regular Gap backpack, he says that it actually feels lighter when he caries it on his back. I guess, it's due to a better design. He rolls it on a straight surface and carries it upstairs and down either on his back or in his hand by the fabric handle at the top. The bag is very roomy inside (fits in folders, binders, books and gym uniform), it rolls beautifully (I myself did a lot of walking with it last week) and the handle is sturdy. Overall we are very happy with this choice. And overstock has the cheapest price around.