Made of top notch materials and made in the USA. Has lots of pockets including a slot for a 15" macbook pro. "Water repelling" in their words, but I've used it in the rain and it definitely kept my stuff inside dry. The "swing access" zip on the front makes it easy to grab the stuff you need by slinging your backpack to the front. I've got one and I love it to bits. Perfect for commuting / work.