The right size backpack – not too big and not too small. This woven ethnic cotton fabric backpack measures 12” long by 9” wide; the side gusset is 4” wide and the bottom gusset is 4” deep. The inside is lined and the backpack closes with a bi-directional zipper pull. The outside zippered pocket measure 7.5” wide by 7” long; room to carry keys, phone, calculator, pens/pencils or other loose items. The cotton straps are 1.3” wide, comfortable and adjustable. Due to the woven cotton, not intended for more than 5 lbs of contents. These backpacks are fairly traded and handmade by artisans in Nepal. A perfect all around light weight backpack.