Took it to Mexico. It's sturdy, well designed, etc. But the real secret sauce on this bag is in the airlines new (total BS) 50lb bag limit. My bag weighed in at a hefty 85lb, the lady said "oh I'm sorry we'll have to charge you extra", and I said "wait a second" unzip, bang! Now I have two bags under the weight limit. Three people standing in line asked me where I got that bag.