The Balance EcoSmart Backpack has an advanced ergonomic design for maximum comfort, with adjustable features that help distribute load evenly and help to reduce fatigue from long-term wear. But more than that, it?s designed with the environment in mind. Its PVC-free fabric is woven from recycled water bottles, its hardware is nickelfree, and its zipper pulls are recyclable. The Balance backpack boasts enhanced protective elements like the SafePort Sling Plus, which suspends your laptop inside the pack to help protect it from drops, with padding on both the side and front of your device for additional protection. Weather-resistant materials also fare well against the elements to help keep your devices, paperwork, and business cards safe.