I was interested in what I had ordered since the description does not tell you squat about how it works. I took a chance, and was pleasantly surprised. Start off with a short garment bag with center zip, top and bottom velcro openings. Put your hanging stuff in and roll the bottom and top toward each other zipping the side panels. Now you have a really thick sided duffel with a compartment in the middle for stuff. Both end panels have a pocket to stuff items like shave kit, etc. There is also an outside pocket that would work for underwear, socks, sleepwear, book, tickets, magazine, etc.. Am able to get 1 blazer, 1 travel vest, 2 pants, 2 shorts, 2 long sleeve shirts, 2 short sleeve shirts in garment section ( I get creative with wire hangars - ! keep it to 4 wire hangars and use the dry cleaning bags to separate). Center duffel compartment holds underwear for 7 days, loafers, teva sandals, shave kit, sleep wear, swimsuit, bag with all the electric cables for camera, ipod, cell phone, blackberry, laptop and electric razor. The bag is full, but am not crushing anything at this point. I carry all of the above mentioned electronics in my backpack with room to spare, and generally have more stuff than I will use for a 3-5 day trip. Leather is good quality, hardware is sturdy. Forces you to UNPACK when you get to your destination because to get to the garment bag, everything must come out of the center compartment. If you like to live out of the bag, this will be frustrating for you. Of course, you could hang your stuff up, then put it all back in the bag. That would be frustrating for me knowing that someone did that. Cannot beat it for the price and functionality. Now I can get rid of rolling bags, duffels, garment bags, lost luggage, and waiting at various airports for my stuff that has been mangled by the baggage handlers.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes