This Laptop Backpack is truly a great buy. It's durable, long lasting, machine washable, and all around awesome! If you're in need for a new backpack, check into Vera Bradley's product line. It's definitely for your moneys worth!
The material used to support and protect the laptop is water proof thought I don't think it would be great to protect the laptop if, for some reason, dumped in a bucket of water or something. But the material is soft, it won't scratch your laptop. It's a great bag and really does protect your laptop well.