I recently used this for a weekend trip and it was the perfect item! It fit perfectly in the overhead compartment with a little extra room. The pockets on the front held thinking like books and my liquids bags making it extremely easy to pull out and put away when going through security. It held much more then I need and I could have easily used it for a little bit longer of a trip! It was exactly what I was looking for! My parents and brother are thinking of investing in one just like it.