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Not as heavt duty as advertised
on May 29, 2014
This product is very big and does hold a lot of stuff. I packed it for a two week trip to Africa. Fully packed it weighed 57 lbs on the airport scale. But at this weight the shoulder strap did not hold because the strap buckle would not stay in the buckle holder (not a major problem). However, when I arrived at my destination the bag was completely torn and ripped on one end. The contents had been collected and put into a large plastic bag by the airlines. I am sure the airline baggage handlers contributed to this breakage. But there were no other bags like that at the destination airport. Therefore, this is not a bad bag if you have a lot of fairly lightweight materials and it is not fully stuffed. But I do not recommend this bag for airline flights with a lot of materials. If you need a really heavy duty bag for long trips and flights then spend the extra money and buy something much more rugged.