I really liked the idea of having a more minimalist pack for school but I had trouble finding one that was just right. Most packs were either too small or too large. However, this pack was just right. Having said that, I did have to find a new ringed notebook that would fit inside of the pack because the three ringed binder that I used prior did not fit. Not a big deal though. Now I can't wait to longboard to class with a pack that won't throw my weight aimlessly from one side to the other.