I bought this bag at the GYTO conference. I love the leather straps. They are really soft and don't dig into my shoulders. The bag is roomy enough for my laptop and all the other things I need to carry to and from work each day. I also like that it zips closed, This ensures that everything stays put should your bag spill over in the car. I am in love with the big check patter. I get lots of compliments on the bag and it coordinates great with outfits so it can double as a purse if needed.