I bought this for my 4 year old granddaughter for Christmas. I thought it was ideal for going back and forth to her grandmom and grandpop's house. I decided to take my daughter and granddaughter on a flight to FL to surprise her great grandmother for Mother's Day. Granddaughter wanted to take this Owl bag and it made the trip with no problems (it was not in checked luggage). For the price, I think it is cute and durable for that age. While standing in the security checkin line she got several people that mentioned how cute it is.