This is a great bag! It's bigger than I thought it was going to be so when I first got it I was a little skeptical but as I started packing things into it the size was great to have. For snowboarding it's awesome, I throw all of my stuff in it, boots in the bottom and all of my clothes plus helmet and goggles up top. I travel a lot too and while I'm on the road I put my workout gear (shoes, resistance bands, workout dvd's, sweaty clothes, etc) in the bottom and all of my clean stuff up top. At first, I wish that it had some organizing pockets, but after using it I don't mind their absence. The tarp lining is awesome in case anything explodes and for wet boots in the bottom. Love this bag and super happy I got it. Don't let the size stop you, it's large and in charge when it comes to lugging your gear around.