I have had this bag since 2014 and it has been with me everywhere I have gone since getting it. I use it as my everyday bag as well as short trip bag. (1-2 day trips)It is an extremely durable bag. I have had it packed so full that I thought the zipper might burst but it held up extremely well and has not failed me yet. I take it on hikes up 14ers here in Colorado with all my SHTF gear that I normally pack. I love the many compartments within each pocket. It also has two concealed pouches which are great for hiding valuables as well as my handgun. This is THE best bag I have ever owned!