A coworker asked me today about my backpack as he is wanting to buy one and liked mine. Got me to thinking and doing a little research. Purchased mine in March 2007 (now Dec 2011) so have had for 4 years and 9 months. During that time I have gone up and down the line travel-wise as silver gold platnum gold silver with well over 100K miles in the air and this bag on every mile. In addition. I take my bag to and from work every single work day. The ONLY sign of any wear is a little fraying at the rear bottom fabric because I frequently wear it as a back pack and it slides back and forth across my belt line as I walk. Even that wear is hardly noticible. Spacious, heck yes, my work computer plus my cords and accessories, a second tablet or IPad when I travel, a travel umbrella, tons of pens, cards, notepads, spare power back up for electronics, over the ear noise canceling headphones etc. Add in a couple smartphones, watch and wallet when going through security. It has been the perfect bag. The most interesting thing to me is that almost five years later the price is exactly the same. Did I recommend it to my co-worker? Absolutely!!!