I bought this bag in 2004 when I was deployed to Fallujah Iraq. This bag made it through 13 months of hell to begin with. I kept using this bag after I finished my enlistment in the Marine Corps. In December of 2008 my house burned down and this bag was in the closet 3 feet away from where the fire started. The house was a total loss. I have 2 things that made it through the fire out of all of the high speed gear and my personal possessions, my bible and this bag. It is December of 2020 and I still use this bag. One of my friends just asked me if I could help him find a good bag and I told him I would take care of him and bought him one as well. The gear this company puts out is the real deal and their stuff is built to last. You can not go wrong with this bag.