Pros Top quality materials, very well organized layout, small footprint but fits tons of gear-yesterday got my 360 + battery, cords, 2 joysticks, 5 games, 2 sets of headphones, my HP 15.4 laptop + battery--was heavy as hell but all fit with extra space
Cons it's a little expensive but very well worth it
Summary This is one of the best backpacks I've come across for my needs, and I believe it's the best in its price point. I don't have a need for the inner bag but it seems nice for photographers--overall this is a great backpack and very well worth the $110 I paid for it.
Pros the build quality and materials used are excellent. I really like how smooth the zippers are, and the hard plastic strips on the outer bottom of the bag and the reflective trim on the shoulder straps and the padded handle.
Cons I had no real need for the inner bag, but that too is very well made
Summary Seems to me like you guys at Cnet dont see many quality backpacks (or maybe you care more about electronic gadgets)...but I think you were misrated this bag. It's a solid 9 of 10. I've looked at a great many backpacks in the $100 range and this bag clearly outshines most everything I've seen when it comes to all around quality. I'm able to fit a ton of gear in a small footprint and have been using this as an every day bag in addition to 2 business trips That's my $.02