Hey, Dawg, are you looking for bells and whistles in your backpack? This is the one that you want for going to class, with all sorts of cool zippered pockets for just about everything you will need for class. The cushioned straps will ease the pain of that long hike up Lumpkin or Baxter. Like its lighter brother (he ain't heavy), it's made of a durable, heavy canvas material. Just Do It!