I bought this bag my last year in school and it was great for carrying books and notebooks, pens, water bottles, flashdrives, and all those other things students carry around.
Then life got weird.
Over the past two years this bag and I have been to sea. I've carried it across Europe. We've explored the caves and jungles of Cambodia, and rowed down the fjords of Denmark. This bag has become one of my most trusted possessions.
When emptied it can be squeezed into a ball and tossed in a corner, or stuffed in a larger bag. It's roomy and comfortable, machine washable.
My criticisms are few and forgivable but worth mentioning. The zipper on the inside pocket broke just a few short months after buying the bag and hasn't worked since. As one reviewer also mentioned, the forward metal loop (the loop that connects the strap to the bag where it hangs under your arm, depending on how you wear it) twists lenghtwise. This will not cause the loop to open, but it wears into the canvas of the bag itself. It's not a huge issue, I've had this bag loaded to the brim and walked miles in it, but after over two years I expect the canvas to tear very soon. It's frayed about 60% of the way through.
The buckle on the strap squeaks a little on occasion when walking. It has gotten on my nerves from time to time, but for the most part it doesn't squeak, and when it does a simple shifting of the bag solves the problem.
But seriously, I've never had a bag put up with so much and be so useful.
It's not waterproof and not the best bag for a laptop. My laptop fits nicely in the bag and I have carried it many times, but it isn't padded or waterproof and as a result isn't the best bag if you carry your laptop regularly without a laptop sleeve.
Despite all that I highly recommend this bag. I mean, this is just a green canvas bag and I could write another 20 pages on how trusted it's been. We've been to museums in Paris and ridden elephants in Asia, soaked in the rough waters of the Atlantic and carried groceries home from the store.
This is a great bag.