Daniel - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Looks like the photo, so it's not misleading for what it's worth, but for full time use, I have no confidence this will last a whole school year. There is almost no padding on the straps, if I carry a laptop and one textbook the straps are going to grind into my shoulder, plus they just feel flimsy, I'm not sure they'd hold with use on a regular basis. Also, the clasps are very thin metal (they look think in the photo and are genuinely very skinny), I have no confidence they are going to last more than a semester if I actually use them with the zipper. The zipper looks great in the photo but it's very thin and not a quality zipper, thus, again, I doubt it will actually open and close more than a couple of months if used every day. The leather is very thin and cheap, almost like something I would expect at a dollar bin store quality leather, no way that would hold together if I used it with a laptop and a text book in the bag, or not for long, I suppose it must be leather but it feels almost like a cork or something. The canvas is not as nice as the small army rucks you can get at the surplus stores, I don't believe it is going to hold together more than a year. I'm returning this because for $45 I expected this to be better quality, I can buy a used small army ruck for less than $20 on the internet and it would easily last longer, if I wanted that. I would keep it if it were $20-25 as I suspect it might last a year if I keep it out of the rain and am very careful with it, but since I'm planning on using it for both work and school, there is no way this is going to last. I'm disappointed as I actually had to save this because when I first saw it on the site, it wasn't available to purchase for a couple more weeks. Again, it looks fine but for $45 I expected a backpack that is a little more utilitarian.