Did you start a new semester and suddenly realize your old backpack is about two sizes too small for the amount of books you have to haul around campus? And if you do, by some miracle, get everything loaded up, when you throw the budging monstrosity on your back, those old unpadded shoulder straps just aren't cutting it anymore (well they are "cutting" that's the problem). Enter the Buffalo from Granite Gear. A backpack true to its name, at 32 litersï¿½ it's big, and can easily and comfortably accommodate the largest school load-outs. Built with Repelaweave and a Taurpalite fabric, it's as tough and weather repellant as a buffalo's hide while its ergonomic Maxload design, hide-away hip-belt, raised back panel with lumbar support, and load absorbing shoulder harness ensures the most comfortable carry. An organized layout of multiple compartments structures and simplifies item storage. A padded Gear-Tec laptop sleeve means your 17.5" laptop will ride easy, no bouncing or banging going on here; and a Barrier zippered stash pocket will keep smaller electronics padded and dry. If you have to carry a buffalo aroundï¿½ make sure it's the right one.