Mystery Ranch (MR) has been trying to get into the Everyday Carry and Urban market more and more the last few years, it would seem. One of the earlier bags they developed for this market was the Daily. This pack features 3 main compartments, starting with a laptop section in the rear that is well padded and holds a 15" Macbook Pro without issue, followed by a 3"-4" deep top-loading center compartment and a full footprint admin section on the front with various pockets, slots and sleeves for a variety of items including A4 sized items. On the face of the pack is a small fleece lined pocket and daisy chain. Each side sports a large stretch bottle pocket that easily swallows a 1 liter bottle. The pack is made of lighter materials than I am used to from MR, but the 4 compression straps help to keep things tidy. The shoulder straps and waist belt are sloppy and soft, not at all rigid enough to suit this pack loaded up with books, laptop and water, so while I really wanted to like and recommend this pack, I simply cannot, at least without reservation. They can be had currently on closeout for under $100 at various online stores. I think they are OK in that price range for light use, but buyer beware, this is not in the same realm as you might expect if you've handled other MR bags.
Carry on all,