I just received the backpack in the mail and had very fast shipping! I was extrememly impressed on the size and quality of the leather. It will be perfect when I take flying trips for a light carry-on. I don't normally carry a purse, so this is perfect for the trips. With all that's going on with airport security, it will be easy to access everything, nice compartments, especially the 2 side pockets...one side for my phone and the other for my IPOD and accessaries...just perfect!! The leather is very soft and of good quality and the same leather that's on my Kenneth Cole leather briefcase and they look as if they are a set! I did look around lots of stores and just did not find one. I thought I'd check my trusty O and sure enough they came through as always. Thanks Overstock!!