This is by far the most chic gym bag I own, and has immediately become the one I always reach for. The exterior is easy to clean and glossy but not too shiny. While I wish the handles were replaced with a longer drop to allow wearing on the shoulder, the shoulder strap is very well padded and suffices.
The hidden backpack straps were the main draw for me. Between that and the luggage sleeve, this is only duffel that I would take for travel (I think of my Studio 2 as strictly a backpack!). I also store the shoulder strap in the backpack strap compartment when not in use. As with all Caraa products, love the abundance of organization components including the shoe bag!
A small but high-impact aspect: I love the way the main compartment unzips as far back as it does. This makes it extremely easy to pack and unpack items neatly. I tend to fill pack this bag to the brim, so the extended opening helps me get stuff from the bottom without upending everything.
This bag is a little smaller than I'd anticipated (I know the measurements are displayed on the product page, but this is a really well-padded bag which decreases the storage volume some). Because of that, it doesnt feel cumbersome on my smaller frame and the trade-off in capacity is worth it. Pricy but SO cute, and so well-made!