This is a great bag. Way better than any messenger bag you could buy in a store. It has three pouches I use to separate the books I carry to class. The front pouch has bullet holders that work perfectly for pens and pencils. The bag has lasted me two years with almost no wear and tear. I took it to lollapalooza and wore it in the rain and sun for 3 days straight and all that happened was the color got a little lighter. Shoulder strap has a perfect section to disperse weight. Carried 2 computers three 4 textbooks with no shoulder pain.