This is a sturdy, lightweight backpack which is practical for carrying small load hands free. However I had to mark it down a star as it arrived from Amazon in a very crumpled state. The entire bag had been packed by being squashed into one of its pockets. Once opened out it was disappointingly very creased all over and certainly did not have the smooth appearance of the backpack pictured in the advertising. I have tried various methods to smooth out the material and none have worked. I would not like to iron it as it is made from a stiff water-resistant synthetic material.