Hey I currently have a Jansport backpack that I have had for the last 4-6 years. I like the backpack a lot but the zippers have started to break and it doesn't really cut it with carrying my laptop and all my books. I feel like the straps aren't distributing the weight properly and the backpack doesn't ever feel flush on my back when I have it completely loaded up. I need something that can hold a 17" laptop that has good protection. I like backpacks that have a lot of compartments. Something waterproof would be a plus because I don't want my things to get wet when it is raining. So far I like a lot of the Dakine backpacks. I saw the Timbuk2 H.A.L. backpack and that one is what I might get if I don't get any recommendations from on here.