For the price......... this is an exceptional bag. The first thing you should ask yourself is how you are going to fill your bag. I went with patches of old clothes and fabric for mine. I went to my local sewing shop and got FREE :o scrap fabric. I reccomend doing this because you will quickly grow tired of cutting up clothes and rags, and you need A LOT. My friend helped me pack it and it took us about 1 or 2 hours. I also put sand into large ziplock bags, reinforcing them with duct tape, and centered them in the middle of the fabric. This adds weight and stiffness to your bag (be carefull to avoid letting the sand bags touch the sides of the bag because they are extremely hard). The bag appears to be sewn together very well and with care should last a long time. Also we named the bag Steven, it seemed to suit him. I saw the gloves as a freebie, not expecting much from them, they were actually very good as well, just a bit stiff.