Buy.com had a sale on this backpack so I got one. I am happy with it for the price. The materials seem durable and I imagine it will last for a while (that remains to be seen, of course). The zippers are beefy, not thin and cheap. Lots of nooks and crannys to put your things. Nice padding on the back. The shoulder straps have an acceptable amount of padding. Overall a nice backpack, and if you like things with the Timberland logo, you'll probably like this item.
This is a nice simple backpack for your paperwork, books, whatever.. The laptop pocket in the main compartment is a nice feature that separates your laptop from anything else to keep it from getting scratched. My only problem is the flap in the front. It's only held shut by a piece of velcro and your stuff can easily fall out. But I stopped using it after losing my flash drive. Problem solved.
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The Holderness series of laptop backpacks offer excellent value combined with rugged Timberland quality. Each laptop case/backpack contains multiple pockets for storage and organization, padded back and ergonomic shoulder straps for added comfort, padded laptop compartments, and media pockets for MP3/iPod music players.