My satchel and I are still getting used to each other not all pockets and places to stash things have been worked out but I can safely say this bag is well worth the money. It has a ton of space but doesn't feel as a heavy as I expected. On my commute I can put it in my lap, fold the handles open and knit away without anything sliding or falling or otherwise escaping my personal space. This evening, on a long snowy commute, I slung it over my shoulder. While I couldn't stand, hang on and knit, it was awesome to stand, hang on and read. I thought I'd use it mostly just for commuting but now I'm pretty sure I'll use it a lot more than that. Overall - I'm so happy I have this bag and I'm kicking myself for now getting it sooner.