Ok so my backpack is about to die. It was such a great backpack and it took care of all my needs, and now i need a new one. Ihaven't looked at backpacks in years because this one was so great. so if you have any sugestions i would love to hear them. Some of the things i do need - School (holds: two large textbooks, 2 large binders, lunch, laptop, jacket) - Surfing / body boarding (holds: fins, towel, water, wax and such) - Hiking (holds: water bladder) - Snowboarding (holds: boots, board, some clothing, water bladder) - Biking (holds: water bladder, pump) - Skating (holds: board) My old backpack had things i definitely need on a new one. - A place for books that is at least, 7in thick x 13in wide x 12in high - Laptop part that can hold a 15.4in macbook pro and has to be a different part from books - Another place to put about a lunch bag, the soft kind that is around 12in high x 2-4in thick x 8in wide - A place to hold pens and pencils and a fairly large calculator. (right now it is in a goggle holder, because its easy access) - A plus would be a wet storage area that can drain - A way of attaching a snowboard or skateboard - Side pouches would be a plus My backpack right is a snowboarding backpack and has - Compartments that were all in orange plastic material that is water proof and can be used as a signal if stranded - A very large compartment ( i can fit all my book and is big enough to put snowboarding boots into) with a water bladder area and on the top is a goggle place that a mp3 player can be run from also. - A place for a wet suit which is where i normally put my laptop - 2 zip able side pouches. - Then a compartment on the front that is for all my pens and things of that nature and is actually really large and i put my lunch in here.