I commute with this bag, I travel with this bag I simply use this bag daily. I love it. A few features that you may not know about by looking at this bag - there is a water proof barrier which is located under the bag in it's own compartment. You remove it and wrap it around the bag and snap it in place. It works well and keep things dry. The other cool thing (one of which I did not realize until a few weeks back) is all of the pockets and features. I love compartments etc. There is one on the side that zips the length of the bag which allows access into the actual bag, the other which is located on teh other side is its on compartment - you can place documents and other items there which are not bulky but have the sizing of paper or documents. The part i discovered a few weeks ago is that on the bag there is a pouch where you can place pens, business cards, pass ports all that stuff. This is what I wanted, but didn't know I had. In fact I was looking for messenger bags to replace this for a trip I had a few weeks ago. When I saw that I was blown away. I should know my bag. Anyway, I am a huge fan. I also commute wiht this around 3 hours per day. Provided you dont saddle it up with 30 pounds of crap, like I sometimes do, the bag is comfortable and performs well. For the price listed here I would buy with confidence.