Received this bag as a gift. Great choice! Used this bag on a recent trip to Thailand. While in Thailand traveled by bus and plane, the bag was able to take a beating and held up well. The drop bottom compartment was great for shoes and gifts. I kept my clothes in the main compartment. The bag weighed 42 pounds fully stuffed with all my crap and there was still room for more. I read reviews about the zipper pulls not holding up, this wasn't an issue for me. I did put key rings in all the zipper pulls, just in case, but it wasn't necessary. This is a great lightweight bag that can hold a lot of stuff. I look forward to taking it on my next adventure!