I've had my eye on this bag for a couple of years and finally took the plunge. I debated for a while between the medium and the large and finally went with the large. Glad I did. I doesn't look huge at all, even though I am only 5'3". I think medium would have been too small for my needs.
I was looking for something that can be my everyday gym/work bag as well as a bag I can use for overnight trips. Here's everything I am able to fit in it: sneakers, flip-flops, the Caraa travel kit with a workout outfit and a few toiletries, water bottle, two wallets, my laptop, a large notepad, a toiletries kit for the shower, a massive charging cord, other random cords, mouse, headphones, phone, sunglasses and, most impressively, my lunch bag AND my coffee tumbler. Oh, and there's room for a few other little things! I am very impressed.
The bag is impeccably made, like all other Caraa products. I find the hardware a little loud and the leather straps a bit squeaky, but I am hoping that will go away once I break the bag in a bit. It is heavy when full, as expected, but the straps are nice and wide, so I don't find it uncomfortable. The only thing I'd change is the ring where the straps hook into. It's a little too close to the edge, and if you want the bag tight against your back, it rubs. Problem goes away if you relax the straps a bit.
Thank you for another amazing product!