Was looking for a tote to take on and stow on the plane that was (1) light, (b) had enough pockets for me to stash my crap, and (3) could hold my water bottle upright. This fits the bill on all counts. My only minus is that it lacks some structure, but that's what you get if you want the lightest, most packable bag. I'm willing to overlook it, esp because it has a function that allows you to cinch it to your rolly bag handle. Look, it's a little pricey, but worth it in functionality. Hard recommend.