I purchased this for myself to take with me on a trip with lots of walking. I have three reasons for choosing this BASIC backpack. Reason one, the price, can't go wrong for less than $9. Reason two, the size. It's for me, I wanted something small for my average size back. I won't be carrying books, only day trip items, and no kids in tow, so none of the items that may come with that. Also, it fits my back without being over sized like many I've looked into. And reason three, the color, what can I say, I wanted just a plain blue one. The quality is above average, for MY needs! The zippers are strong and don't appear to catch on the inside material. The shoulder straps are well padded and comfortable. If I was purchasing this for a student to use for school and considering all the stuff they put in it, I'd probably go with something a bit more structured, and with back padding. Overall, for the price, quality and meeting my expectations, I give this a positive review.