There comes a time in every student's school life when you realize your backpack is doing a rather poor job of protecting those astronomically priced school books. At the end of your semester you want the option of getting some money back for those books, don't you? So, ensure their protection, with Granite Gear. Nothing offers better protection to all your school gear. And if you need some extra space look to the Sawtooth. At 32 liters this is one of Granite Gear's largest barrier packs, and it still boasts all the awesome features this line is known for. Made from Repelaweave fabric and a Taurpalite bottom this bag is extremely durable while shielding your books and other supplies from the roughest weather. You may get wet, but your gear will stay safe and dry. The multi-compartment design makes organization a snap and the tall profile keeps the loads closer to your center of gravity. Carrying a laptop? Stick it in the padded Gear-Tec sleeve and let it ride safe. Have valuables, small electronics, and a whole mess of smaller materials? Well, simplify and organize with the Barrier zipped Tricot lined pocket and multi-pocket organizer. Two exterior hydration pouches keep accidental (and costly) spills from happening and compression straps guarantee a cinched, secure carry. Slip the padded shoulder harness on, clip the waist belt, feel the comfort of the foam back panel, stabilize your load with the sternum strap, and you'll know the Granite Gear difference.