Pros Easy TSA checkpoint access
A large number of pockets
Excellent build, love the covered zippers
A very usable second space for overnight clothes
Excellent shoulder strap (additional cost)
Cons additional cost for the strap.
Summary I love how easy it is to walk up to the x-ray machine, unclip the two large clips, lay out the bag, walk through the metal detector and fold up and clip the bag and walk away. The construction of the bag itself is excellent, the attention to details is amazing, I especially love the covered zippers which helps to keep water from seeping in when you are running through the pouring rain.
The laptop fits comfortably in the laptop section and the space in the main bag area is large enough to accommodate a change of clothes on your overnight trips. The back of the bag has a zippered (bottom) pocket that can be used to slip this onto your upright carry-on which makes the transportation even easier. Another benefit of using this bag in this manner is that when you are stuck sitting in the waiting area, you can convert the laptop carrier into a portable desk by unclipping the bag while attached to your upright and folding it(laptop case) down towards you and unzipping the case, hence the bottom becomes a usable table on which to rest your laptop so you are not trying to balance it on your knees.
The bag has two pockets on its front flap which are very functional for keys/change/wallet/cables/etc.. In addition there are at least 6 other pockets for all the other stuff you may want to carry.
Overall a fantastic bag!! Five Stars.
Pros Very durable construction.
Plenty of pockets.
Nice organizational options from Bihn
Cons The eye for style detracts from easy of use
Bulks up fast with minimum of accoutrement loaded
Not big enough to carry much in the way of paperwork
Summary Overall, worth the price but more for a niche market then mainstream travelers. Designed for minimalist traveler.