I bought this so that I could have a garment bag that was a carryon. It was perfect. I couldn't believe how much it held!! I had plenty of room for a 4 day trip. The shoe holders were kind of small but I used them for other items. My husband set it up to use as just one large bag & that worked well too. Most planes I fly on are smaller so they do a bag check at the plane door. They said to go ahead & carry it on as it would fit in the overhead. I was surprised to find that they were right. We will be buying another one just like it. This is by far the best price anywhere - it was listed in United's SkyMall for $119.