So I have had this bag for a couple months now. I've taken it on a couple trips now. It hasn't fallen apart so it has that going for it. The problem is that it stinks. I saw similar complaints before I bought it, but thought those people must just be sensitive. I'm not sensitive and can confirm that it has a strange odor. Call it plasticy, or chemically, I don't know....I just stinks. When I use it to travel I load the thing with downy pads, but the super stink still sticks to the clothes. I have spayed it numerous times with fabreeze and other unstinkafiers, but with no success. Two months later, it still stinks. So it functions just fine as a bag, but I recommend going another direction. If you want this bag as a science experiment to see how long it can holdup to destinkifying assault, be my guest.