This is a nice, simple, small backpack. My first grader is using it for school. It fits him well, and it holds the things he needs to carry (lunch, papers, homework folder.) It would be a fine small pack for me as well. It has no bells or whistles, The material is heavy enough to last at least through the school year (hopefully longer, but he wore through two (different) bags last year so I'm not holding my breath) and the seams are well-stitched. The front pocket is on the small side, if I were using it myself that would bother me, but it's fine for my son. It was exactly what I was looking for, we're both very happy with it.