If you want a super lightweight addition to your travel gear, something you can use during a day of sightseeing, this is a great pack. If you want a spacious, heavy duty travel pack, get something else. This is a small, but surprisingly spacious pack. We take it with us stowed in our luggage, and then load it up with a camera, water, sun block, lip balm, lightweight jackets, etc. It is perfect for this. We lock all of the zippers together with a metal cable, so pickpocketing is almost impossible (short of cutting into it). Wish it had a chest strap to make it more securely attached to me, but a minor quibble.