I've been taking this bag to work with me daily for more than three years, here in Australia. It's ideal. Things I need to grab quickly are in the rear zippered compartment. Papers and magazines slide easily into the open internal compartment and things I don't need too often go in the internal zippered compartment. There's ample room in the centre of the bag which I mainly use for the food and drink I take with me. One of the pockets holds my keys and wallet and the other pocket is for earbuds, iPod, thumb drives etc. I fill up the "organisational pockets" with pens, pencils, medications, scissors... There really is a place for everything. It looks as good as new, too. I was a bit unsure about the flap closure when I ordered this, thinking that I'd prefer something more locked down, but it's never been a problem: the flap stays in position and makes it easy to get into. I take the bag on short excursions too, because everything I need is always packed away there already. My best work bag ever!