"I LOVE this bag. I use it as a gym bag, and am able to fit both my gym shoes and my shower sandals in the shoe compartment. In the interior I have a large hanging shower cady (with all full sized items in it, so you know it's big) and a make up bag. My clothing for work fits well, and in the winter I can even fit a pair of boots. The long side zipper compartment houses a folding but full sized hairdrier, curling iron, brush and several hair products. I use the small, soft interior zip pocket for my ipod. Of the 3 side pockets I use one to toss my jewelry in for the day, one for moisturizer, deoderant and other small toiletries and the third for bandages, ankle braces, blsiter block, etc. In the pocket opposite the shoe compartment, behind the water bottle holder I keep emergency items like spare socks, panties, tampons, etc.
Like I said, I keep a lot in there, and it has served me well. I've been using it for about 6 months now, about 5 days a week and it has held up beautifully.
I ahve the gray color, and I think the photo depicts the shade well, but shows it a bit more shiny/metallic than I feel it looks. It's not matte, but not shiny/patent either."
"This is a great bag for travel. I took it on a 2-week trip to Japan with one other bag and it was great for 3 or 4 day excursions. The separate shoe compartment is great and the pockets made it easy to find everything. It's lightweight, padded so that it's comfortable to carry, and has a clear plastic bottom to keep it clean when it's put down on surfaces. Love it!"
"I love this bag! The color is vibrant and unique (I bought the rose color). There is an amazing amount of space inside the bag. I can pack enough clothing for two people for a three-day weekend. And the outside pockets mean there is room for all the other things I might need. Plus room for shoes. And the fabric is sturdy and easy to clean."