This looks just like the picture. I have used this for 2 trips. The first trip I used this for both myself and my husband. It was a trip by car...i used this for all our clothes combined for a week. It has plenty of room and expands for extras if you want. The suitcase by itself if pretty light...so when you do airline travel..it's great. The second trip was out west..airline travel. i read a previous post that said this suitcase was too big for the airlines. NOT TRUE ! We did a trip that included hiking and other outdoor activities. I had my hiking boots...a portable cooler among other things....8 days of clothes....and I still had room plus it was 45 pounds ! My husband had another suitcase for this trip....don't want to lead anyone astray.... I already had a carry on that matches this...so it was a bonus. This is a BIG suitcase and I think you could probably get really close to the 50 pound limit...just weigh it before you leave home..