I bought this to hitch-hike from Liverpool to Morocco for charity and it was great. Bottom compartment for sleeping bag can be sectioned off from the main compartment for easy access without emptying the bag - winner. I hung a tent from the straps underneath, packed it with a stove, tins and clothing and tightened the top straps over a sleeping mat. The straps held up really well under the weight and strain of the packed bag and hanging tent. Would definitely recommend.