I bought this item for my daughter's school trip to Morocco. The bag had to endure baggage handling at the airports, mini buses through mountains and then into the desert, and it survived. I was a bit concerned that being very reasonably priced, it may not withstand being thrown around too much, plus it was jammed packed. Lots of different pockets and the main compartment can be accessed from the top or bottom, so you don't have to take everything out to get something at the bottom. The straps are fully adjustable to minimise any strain on the back, neck or shoulders. Thoroughly recommend this product.