These backpacks are well constructed with durable materials and zippers. They are great for carrying around your books and supplies that you would need for school or work. All the shoulder straps on the Kipling backpacks are padded so you will be comfortable when carrying it around. If you need to carry around alot of heavy things, then a wheeled backpack works great for that. The straps zip away into the bag so they aren't dragging along on the ground when being rolled along. Be sure to check out the different styles Kipling has to offer.