This bag was exactly as advertised. I used it during a seven month deployment as my primary bag. having a whole bunch of outside pockets came in handy. In hindsight I would have bought a different bag. This is a whole lot of bag to not have wheels, and not quite the right bag for effective use of the shoulder straps. Nothing wrong with it at all. It was quite durable. I just didn't choose wisely to meet my own needs. I am seriously considering buying the smaller version.