I love this backpack. I got it in the cream color, which is really attractive. It's perfect for summer. I originally wanted a backpack I could use as a purse. This is way too big for that, so I've been using it for work and weekend trips. It's really roomy. The leather is gorgeous and feels soft and supple. I don't get the criticisms about the strap. I tucked the end into the buckles and you don't even know it's there.