My husband has been using a ratty old Bean backpack for carrying his too many folders of documents (really, 5-6 inches thick sometimes). I am thinking about getting him a smart alec for his birthday. He hates anything new, but I'm going to give it a shot. He has to have a backpack format. Do you guys think a smart alec would work for piles of letter size folders and sometimes library books, plus a million paperclips and several pens, address book, etc. What do you think?