I used the murphie carry-on for my day to day work. I carry my files, notebook, laptop, EMDR equipment (headphones, tappers, and controller), and a few personal items. It has great space for all essential items. I could see myself using it for a day trip. The color online looks a bit more silver, but in person it is bit slightly darker than the silver purple you see online. Still a beautiful color. However, it will get dirty easily. I already have a few dark spots from throwing it in my trunk, so be sure to be careful with it. The hand straps can make it difficult to pull the extendable handle through when closed. I wish it was just slightly looser to allow the handle to come through smoothly. Material seems to be very durable - the straps are thick. I would recommend this for those who work who are tired of a heavy shoulder bag or backpack. This wheels well - just make sure to put the straps together so the bottom one doesn't drag on the ground.