I am really happy with this bag! I did not realize that the front compartment was magnetic. So far, I like that part but only time will tell for sure. Nothing very stiff can be put into this part of the bag, or the magnets won't hold it closed. I get a ton of compliments and love that the holster keeps the gun up and away from other items for easy access.
I love STS products, but was disappointed with this backpack purse. The outer pocket is held closed by two magnets. Unfortunately if you put anything inside this pocket it pops open. The magnets are not strong enough to hold it closed.