I am always carrying a tote. My sketching supplies and my camera are the main reasons, but there are lots of other items I stow there. Over the past year I have distilled my tote needs–a big outside pocket, an inside pocket for my phone and a larger pocket to stash papers etc. I like a leather bottom and straps long enough to comfortably go over my shoulder. I tried this one in black denim with a bright orange lining. I am very happy with the way the www dot graphic worked in white and the denim seems strong enough to handle the wear and tear of daily use. The splash of colour inside is perfect. It is a comfortable size: w 19 x h 13 x d 4.5″ with zipper closing.