I bought this for my son who started middle school. This backpack is large and sturdy enough to hold all his schoolbooks PLUS lunch pack and drink bottle. The material is strong and resists tears. It has many compartments he uses for glasses, calculator, thumb drive, etc. and the adjustable padded shoulder straps help him carry it comfortably on his back. This backpack will definitely last him till the end of the school year!! I plan on buying another one!