I just took this on a 2-week trip to Italy and overall, it was really convenient and got the job done. I love the versatility of the convertible design, I would usually start it as a purse and as I bought souvenirs or a bottle of water I'd switch to the backpack option. I will say that the backpack strap design isn't perfect - since you're just sliding the strap through the main ring, as soon as you take it off one shoulder the bag will slide all the way through and become lopsided. It also makes putting it on on a little awkward, and prevents you from holding the bag by the strap (useful if you're juggling other luggage in the airport.) I wish there was a way to attach the strap to the ring to prevent this from happening. Something also happened with my magnet clasp, where the circle of the magnet started showing through the fabric (not the magnet itself, just an outline of it.) It's not hideous but it does sort of mess up the clean aesthetic of the backpack to have this ring right on the front of it. But the pockets are great (in fact, there are so many I sometimes forgot where I put something) and the safety features definitely gave me peace of mind.