My daughter wanted a rolling backpack for school and loves this backpack. It is very nice looking and seems quite sturdy. It is not as heavy as some backpacks and this is a plus for the weight of all the textbooks and homework is heavy enough! I didn't realize this was actually a laptop rolling case so there is a padded, divided section where a laptop can be stored. If you don't plan to use this for a laptop, you don't need the cushioning and wind up losing a little bit of space on the inside as a result. Nothing major though as you can use the space for something else. Hope the handle holds up as that is my only concern because sometimes the handle does not stay "locked" at the height you set it to. Otherwise, very pleased.