My search for the perfect backpack was much more difficult than I anticipated, but it finally came to an end with this bag! I tried a number of backpacks online, and this is the final winner.
I would like the backpack to be roomy enough to hold items I normally take on a day trip, but compact enough to not bump into things or people too easily. Ideally, it would have side pockets for easy access to water bottle, umbrella, or sunglasses. I also need a bag that can be easily carried on one side like a shoulder bag, because some museums don’t allow backpacks.