I was looking for a very lightweight, small, compact, flexible day pack with a chest and waist strap for work days. I wanted to be able to park further away, put my lunch, handbag and other items needed for work into a small pack and walk to work. This has completely fitted the bill. If I had one small comment to make, it would be that I wish Mountainwarehouse made some 'women specific' backpacks, as I am on the smaller size, but this backpack is ok. The price I bought it for was amazing, such good value. If you are looking for a small lightweight daypack this should fit your needs too.