Thank you Amazon for providing a great lawn and leaf bag at a very reasonable price. I've used these bags for a few months now and will not be purchasing any other bag from now on. These bags are very sturdy. I haven't had issues with tearing or splitting. I pack them pretty full when doing landscape clean-up and they have held firm. I've also used them on camping trips. I use them for everything from trash in the camping area to covering sleeping bags and pillows and packing up dirty clothes / shoes for the trip home. As I said, they are thick and sturdy and the draw string pulls tight and completely closes at the top. Great bag!!