I would 100% recommend the yalta 3.0. I have been a chrome industries supporter for over 10 years now. I got the first version of the yalta over 8 years ago and its still lasting. I decided to upgrade to the yalta 3.0 and glad I did. The construction of the material alone was the reason I upgraded. Its very durable and extremely light! Because it is only 2lbs, hauling a ton of gear is easy. I was able to haul my laptop and 4 days worth of clothes with no problem. The upgraded padded back allows the bag to rest off your back allowing for less sweat. It is so comfortable wearing and hauling gear that I barely notice its on my back. I love the added water bottle holder that looks sleek and can fit up to a 32oz nalgene water, but its a tight squeeze. The other added smaller compartments are good for storing a phone, wallet or anything really that is 6"x6" at easy access. The laptop compartment is great because it is padded and secured with a velcro strap. The side zipper that locates the laptop compartment also allows you to access the main compartment easily without having to go through the top roll top. The tote bag is a dope feature Ive used while grocery shopping and having my bag full of my gear. Commuting everyday on bike with this bag has been great. I couldn't suggest it more!