Hello everyone, first time on this forum, I'm looking for some help selecting a daypack out of all the various 'tactical' style bags. I'm at Uni and I need the bag to carry textbooks, workbooks, lunch, water bottle and FAK at the minimum, and then every other day towel and gym clothes (+ shoes if I can fit them) in addition. 15" laptop may be added to the load occasionally. I currently have a Kathmandu (Aussie camping/hiking brand) 18 L daypack that is falling apart after 18 months, I'm looking for something bigger, around 25-30L. So here is my issue: As I go to the city for Uni, I have to walk around people all day who will scorn me for having a military style bag, I would like to have as low key a bag as possible so I can blend in, but still have a sturdy pack that doesn't look too civilian. Basically I like the general shape of many military style bags, but I don't want the MOLLE straps everywhere. I also have a few other requirements - should come in black or foliage/grey, must have waist + sternum +  shoulder straps, must have side compression straps, must have at least two compartments, preferably an admin type pouch as well as an eyeglass pouch, should have good internal organisation areas, possibly a water bladder pocket (not essential), side pockets not necessary, must have top carry handle, preferably a few D rings to tie stuff to... Oh yeah and it MUST be rugged, because I like to use my gear hard, and I will be taking it hiking and camping, waterproof would be nice too, though I'll settle for less. Budget is up to $250 AUD. So I've been looking at the following: Maxped FII (possibly too small) Tactical Tailor Urban Operator The North Face Hot Shot Eagle Creek Ruckus Eagle Creek Universal Traveler TAD Gear Fast Pack EDC The winner so far is the TT urban operator, but it doesn't have compression straps. Next is the hotshot, but kind of don't want a bag from NF. The Eagle Creek Ruckus would be my next best option, but I don't really like the style and I can't find any decent reviews of it. Can anyone help me sort this out? I'm open to reccomendations, or even experiences with any of these... If worst comes to worst I think I will get the TT and sew compression straps onto it lol...that or get a MOLLE one and cut the straps off... Thanks in advance.