I spent ages looking for a bag big enough to travel with, small enough to carry-on Aussie airlines, and versatile enough to use as an EDC, while still looking like a regular backpack. I took a chance on this, a bit worried it might be too big for an EDC, or too small to fit all my stuff for one bag travel, but this bag is perfect! I’m 5’9, medium build woman, and this bag is perfect, empty or stuffed. Empty, it collapses into itself along the seams, looking tidy and holding its back pack shape. I used it for work every day last year in a professional environment and it was a joy to use (black ballistic nylon). And it comfortably holds a large packing cube of clothes, a pair of shoes (I’m a US10 mens), a toiletries case, laptop, charger, and bits and pieces (a book, notepad, etc). I was even able to stuff a jacket into it. Stuff just fits; it’s easy to pack, easy to organise, and super comfy to carry, even fully loaded out, and just keeps looking like a regular, low-profile backpack. Highly recommended.