I have actually only used this bag once so I cannot speak to its durability. However, I am thrilled that this bag fit in the overhead bin and that I could put all of my clothes into it for a 4-day trip, including two pairs of shoes that I put in the side pockets (as to not allow them to touch my clean clothes). I am definitely satisfied. I bought the black and gray bag, which is quite masculine looking. I may have to buy the green or pink one for myself and give this black one to a friend.