I use the bag as a weekend EDC while in town. The bag offers good organization inside and out. The bag is made of lighter material. However, the bag still has the toughness of any 5.11 bag. One feature is the deep conceal pocket offering a hook and loop field. It off body carry is necessary; this option will work well by being inconspicuous. The down side to the bag is the laptop/tablet pocket. The only padding is inside the main compartment. If you choose to carry a firearm and a tablet use caution. The lack of padding between the firearm a tablet could result in a broken screen. I have not experienced this; just an observation. Overall, The bag is great for in town carry/EDC bag.
Good size for everyday carry. Long profile make much more versatile. As other reviewer mentioned, top compartment is a bit tight. And there is no hanger loop inside which is always handy. One major design flaw is the compression strap is always in the way while opening.
Good price, good size, light weight, functional.
If no compression strap issue, it's 5 stars.
comfortable to use, worth the price, seriously very organized to the T. Elegant and very spacious.
The bag is great, depends on your purpose but it serves me well as a school bag and travel bag. I use the DART pack as an EDC pack as it's a bit smaller. Quality build like everything 5.11, heavy duty and sturdy with plenty of storage and tons of room for clothes and books and just about anything else you can imagine. The 270° zip of the main compartment is extremely handy; makes pulling stuff out of the bag much easier.
There is an exterior compartment behind the padding that is perfect for a plate or soft armor. I have a plate there, and the compartment is very sturdy and stiff and works perfectly. However, the only problem I have with the pack, and the reason I have to give 3 stars, is because I have found if you slip anything into the exterior compartment, the laptop compartment on the interior is pulled too tightly to fit a small laptop. I have a very slim 13" 2016 MacBook Pro and it will not fit in the laptop compartment at the same time that something such as a plate is placed in the exterior compartment.
I love the bag, I would just prefer the laptop compartment not fit as tight.