Pros: Sturdy and priced right.
Cons: Can't think of one currently
The ChefPak is an excellent pack for the culinary student. I found that it fits everything comfortably and than some. I was able to fit my assortment of knives into the hard case supplied for them, and knew that they were safe from hitting hard surfaces or cutting me.
The pack itself is very durable and has lasted this long going back and forth with books and everything else that I need. I have another back-pack for other classes, English and Algebra, that I use and it is already falling apart from the everyday use.
The shoulder straps are padded and I find them very comfortable, more comfortable that the ever day back-pack. There are numerous pockets for tools, all the way down to Band aids, should you need one, which being a student, I do.
I have confidence in the ChefPak and would encourage anyone thinking about purchasing it, to do so because this is what you are looking for.