My 16 year old picked it out for school because he liked the way it looked. He loved it upon receiving it, but I think he will dislike it after using it for a few weeks. It is not really large enough to carry all the books he will get for school. If you are looking for just a slim backpack this would be good for you. But it does have a lot of cushion for the straps and is made very sturdy to hold the books and will be very comfortable to wear. The colors are very vibrant and all around a very well crafted bag. Overall great buy and I highly recommend.