My wife has been using the original garnet color as a diaper bag/purse for a year or so, and loves it. With a 3-year old and an 11-month old, it covers us well considering we over-pack for everything. The cross-body bag has been her primary purse the entire time, with no regrets.
After this experience, we bought two thyme packs for use with the recent Urban Shield exercise in California for the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) component. Paired with CERT and name/callsign patches, they really looked the part.
Love this back pack. Great design and functionality. However, the fit is too big. Even with the straps pulled as tight as possible it is a little roomy and doesn't hug my figure enough. I am 5'4" and 110lbs. Would better fit a taller lady but I can't imagine anyone fitting this with the straps loosened.