I rarely leave reviews, but I just have to with this bag. I got this (in the grey as pictured) last year while I was still a student in NYC. It served me well the whole year and was the perfect size for carrying around my computer and notebooks. Granted if I was going to the library with a lot of books or articles, I needed an extra bag. But for everyday use, it was the perfect size. Now I'm living and working in Thailand and I drive a motorbike everywhere. I knew that this bag was supposed to be water resistant, but when I got caught in a torrential downpour today while driving my bike to work, I panicked thinking all my papers were going to get soaked (luckily I had put my computer in my seat). When I got to work, I myself was soaked and the outside of my bag was definitely wet, but EVERYTHING inside was perfectly fine... not even damp! Bravo, Manhattan Portage... this truly is an extraordinary bag!!