I have a slightly older version of this bag. It has held up well for over 6 years with almost no sign of wear despite using it EVERY DAY. I bought it as a gym bag and chose it because it is super-lightweight. I did not want to add extra weight to my daily carrying load when I already had to carry so much stuff! I've carried around a university campus and really appreciated its next-to-nothing weight. Has minimal but useful pockets. Washes well and air dries quickly. I wouldn't use this for anything too heavy or sharp (though it's pretty sturdy); it seems designed for clothes and other soft gear. Perfect gym bag.