I've used this bag for the last 4 years of grad school, now I use it for traveling. I really like the carry strap that can hook on the side so you carry the bag on one shoulder with the bag on its side. I also like the Velcro on the front because my holster has a Velcro strap that I use with this bag when open carrying in my vehicle while traveling. I highly suggest this bag as it is very durable and versatile. I have had zero issues with this bag!