I chose the bag because I wanted a reasonably priced rolling duffel without end pockets so I can maximize the length inside. It is very lightweight, rolls easily and strong enough for a few trips if you are not looking for a lifetime purchase. This bag does not stand upright even when full, you have to lay it down while not rolling - a little awkward at the airline check in desk but not an insurmountable problem. There is one pocket on the outside of the bag which is very handy. The bag suits my purposes and I would buy it again for this price.