Product Review (submitted on August 26, 2012):
I've essentially lived out of this bag for the last 10 years, using it heavily almost every single day. It took me through a PhD, post graduate work and a couple years of my 1st "real job". Went with me across the USA and three continents, came with me to job interviews, classes that I took and taught, weddings, funerals, beach and fishing trips. Has all the nooks and pockets you need to take your work/laptop with you anywhere you need. Plus, it looks great. People that seem to appreciate a rugged look will compliment. Over time, the bag has worn in a nice sophisticated way - reminiscent of the way my DP portage packs have aged. Only thing that has happened to mine was that both shoulder strap rings broke at 5 and 8 years under the massive weight I put on this constantly - understandable. Easily fixed. If DP ever doubles the strength of these rings, the product will essentially have been perfected. Extreme value on this product and a very safe, classic choice.
Have decided to finally upgrade to a leather version of this product for the next stage in life, even though this could last another 10 years at least.