I have used this bag for a number of months now, and find that it is very satisfactory for carrying all of my fencing gear, with the exeption of the mask. I have five swords, and can use the bag to carry them all. Also, the partitioning of the bag is very convenient for holding swords, with smaller items such as gloves. Fully-loaded with gear, it is well-balanced and easy to carry. The bag stores on end, in an upright position, and takes up very little space. It has a very nice, utilitarian design, and I can strongly recommend it.