I was given one of these many Christmas's ago and have been using it on a regular basis for the past 7 years. It has held up to a lot of Berkeley Hill hikes as well as all over the coastal trails and hikes around Montara, Half Moon Bay, Moss Beach, and now Lake Berryessa, the gold country, all up in the Sacramento area. I regualarly take cheese, bread, veggies, wine, water, endless yummy munchies. My daughter returns from her studies in Japan and takes it for a strenuous work out.. Burning Man and the like. Yeah.. we've sewn a few stiches to face lift her but she's a lasting. Impressive!