After owning a larger older model for 10+ years, I purchased this in a ~tan color. The older backpack is serving another family, well.
I purchased this model because we pack more efficiently and I wanted a higher visibility color. After years of basic black luggage and my backpack, we recognize that visibility helps when leaving darker hotel rooms near dawn.
The metro safe is improved with easy to use zipper theft deterrents. I like the hidden compartment that is concealed to would be pickpockets located just behind my back- impossible to see when it is worn. . Tons of room, nice computer sleeve, and zippered internal storage including a key ring holder. I like the ability to use a TSA lock on the large compartment. The strap locking mechanism is slick!
I look forward to putting another .5 Million flying/vacation miles on this new Metro Safe. We own several well performing PacSafe items.