I loved the Oh Canada fabrics so much I used them all, which made for a very loud tote. I opted for straps (with should pads) instead of handles, but they still wrap around the bag, giving extra support for the bottom. Lots of deep outside pockets for reading material, my iPad and whatever else I might need on my long flights across the pond, and a zippered inside pocket for small things and my wallet/passport. Loads of room inside for my neck pillow, socks, sweets, etc. I tend to be a light packer so there should be no problem fitting it under the seat in front of me, which means no jockeying for space in the overhead compartments and NO fretting the entire flight.