I purchased this to replace another travel bag. I have a very nice 100% buffalo leather bag that is great, but super heavy, and a pain to pack. This one is much easier to pack. On paper, it's a touch smaller, but I can fit more due to the design of the zippers. I recently packed for a week long work trip, and everything fit easily, with a bit of room to spare. Of my three Chrome Industries bags, this is the only one with plastic hardware. I don't consider that a fault because I wanted a lighter weight bag, but it does make me question the long term durability. My only gripe is that the zipper for the main compartment won't accommodate a travel lock. I do think that's an oversight for a bag of this nature.