I needed a new backpack after my messenger bag messed up my shoulder. It was recommended to me to start using a rolling backpack, considering of all the textbooks and materials I tend to lug around on a daily basis. Being 5'8", the handle on this backpack is perfect (in fact, it's too big! I have to keep it a click or two lower when I pull it out for it to be comfortable when I'm walking around). My laptop fits perfectly while still in its sleeve, as well as all of my school supplies. Just the other day I was carrying 4 textbooks, a binder, a couple of notebooks, my personal items (of which are maaany), and my laptop, and I still managed to fit a carry-out box filled with food- and still had wiggle room! I was a bit scared due to the price, but it was a very good investment! It's certainly made things easier for me on campus.