This is a nice, lightweight backpack typical of others I've bought from Trager. My old Trager backpack, similar to this one, lasted me 4 years with hard use. The leather bottom and side add a "old style" look and seems pretty durable. I could have used a few more zipper pouches to keep things more oganized. One particular dislike, is the way they set the zipper on the small pouch in front. It is set in the fabric so that it won't close all the way. I believe this is to give the impression of a wrinkled pocket (to look old style cool), but I find it annoying, plus small stuff could fall out if the pack is set down wrong.