I decided not to get the step up bag with wheels, and I'm happy with what I got. This bag accompanied me on my trip to Jackson Hole perfectly. I ended up tossing in all my board gear (socks, layers, jackets, helmet, etc) in this thing, so that I just had the board bag, and my backpack to carry. It is durable, spacious, nice zippers, good construction, and stylish. Wheels would be nice in the airport, but any other time they could damage something. For instance, I can just toss this thing in my backseat for a short ski trip and not worry about hurting the door, leather, or anything. I've recommended it to my friends.