My family doesn't travel by air very often, so in planning our recent vacation to Hawaii I realized that none of our luggage was very well-suited to airline size requirements and trundling around airports. In an effort to avoid paying too much in checked-baggage fees (so annoying!) I bought this duffel for my two children to share. It held a *ton* of stuff, while still fitting within the standard checked-bag size requirements, and was easy for even my six-year-old to roll around. The drop bottom feature meant that my kids could each take one large compartment, which I'm sure avoided some bickering over whose things were in the way of the other's stuff! It's been on only the one trip so far, but held up well through four plane rides, seems to be excellent quality for the price, and I can see it being very useful for road trips as well.