I just came back from a 2 week trip across Europe and I have to write about this bag! Full disclosure, I am light packer, I like to pack light and travel light. So if you are like me, you can relate to this. I used this bag for all my flights, daily trips around europe, hiking and it worked as a gem. I kept it as a backpack the entire time and felt super comfortable even when I loaded with computer, sweaters, books, drinks and all of the daily essentials.I even carried it through pouring rain and it held up really well. I do see the leather turning brownish a bit but I know this is what the Vaquetta leather does. It actually looks really chic with a classic twist when the leather turned. I love this bag.