So, upon first look and inspection, the backpack was very nice, the external design and styling is just beautiful. I have not seen a new bag with a great design like the Solstice for quite some time. Unfortunately, I found out some minor qwirks. For those who strictly use a backpack for school, you may be disappointed when you find out that one, the bag sags below the back area when you put books in there as this is supposedly a “design.” Also, the back portion that touches your back, you will find that it scrunches up when you wear it. This is a major annoyance as you can feel it not really poking into your back but it just feels very awkward as opposed to a regular backpack resting all on your back. This too is supposedly a design implemented by Jansport. I have been writing back and forth with their support team. They said that due to the Solstice not having a metal back stay or aluminum frame, it will bunch up like that. The next best thing may be the Jansport Odyssey. I have my sight set on getting that bag but I think I will wait until I can find it locally so I can try it on. You MOST DEFINATELY want to try on a bag and maybe put some books in there to see how it fits before you buy the bag. Buying online and being oceans away (Hawaii) is a bitch. Hope this helps someone looking for a Jansport Solstice.