I bought this bag in September 2011, and it only now (in August 2013) broke on me - one of the zippers of the main pocket. This bag is sturdy and went through a lot, but the size shown in the pictures is a little deceiving. I find that I can't use the front two pouches very well if the main pouch has stuff in it, because it expands out. Not as much space as I need to carry textbooks and notepads, but it does last a long time.
I really like this backpack from Hurley it's very elegant and at the same time very
practical to carry all the things a college student needs I would have given this pack a 5 star rating but the downside of this bag is that it gets dirty very fast and the dirt is very noticeable because its white so if you are in the market for a new backpack I would highly recommend this pack just keep in mind that it gets dirty easily