Since so many have been asking about this bag, I'm posting my LH loaded up today--laptop included! Held it all with no problem! I've also posted two side by side photos with my BH. It really isn't longer, just a tad taller. The handles of the LH are a little shorter. It still fits easily on the shoulder, but can more easily be handheld than the BH. If you like the BH but want a zippered top, check out the LH!