In full disclosure, I have not yet used this bag. But I have used many bags in the past, and sometimes you know quality when you see it. This bag far exceeds the quality of any other bag I've had. You can read the reviews and watch the YouTube videos to get an idea of the specific attributes that make this bag unique, so I won't go into them here. Just buy the bag and see for yourself. Once I opened the package and felt the craftsmanship, I knew I would be buying more bags like it in the future. Long gone are my civilian bag days; what a waste that was.