I live out of my bag for weeks at a time on the road. My bag gets thrown around, beaten up, and stuffed into very small tight spaces frequently. It stays intact, compresses as I need it to, yet carries all of my essential equipment in an organized fashion. The wheels are bombproof, it has a high clearance for gravel and dirt roads, yet is carry on size and fits in most overhead bins without any issue. The interior pockets are very useful for organization. The rear pocket is handy for me. I removed the shoulder and hip suspension system as I don't carry this on my back. The pocket where the suspension is attached in the rear of the bag comes in very handy for storing my laptop, ipad, paperwork, and other large flat items that I need to access during the day. The pull out handle is stout, yet folds away very easily. This bag is fantastic, I give it 5 stars.