I purchased this bag two years ago and meanwhile it does not look new, its in good condition and very easily distinguishable on the luggage carousel (LOL). On average I pack 40 to 45lbs per trip. I travel monthly and it has three managable weaknesses: lost zipper pull-tab over pull out handle section; 3inch tear on the inside cover/flap due to overpacking (my bad); cracked/broken upper black plastic support near hanger connection but still works as designed. So, I have made at least 25 trips (flights) from the busiest airport in the world and I still use the bag monthly and have yet to be disappointed with its durability and ease of use. I also purchased two 30 inch carry-ons for family. I plan to upgrade to a slimmer wheeled 36inch dufflebag and put this one out to pasture...it has earned a well deserved rest! I don't believe I will be disappointed with any Swiss Gear products!!