I used the bag for skis, boots and poles. It was still a little long so I cinched it down with an old dog harness (sure made it easy to recognize at baggage claim). The construction is very good and strong. I only wish it had a few additional simple features like compression straps inside to hold gear in place, cinch straps outside to shrink it for a better fit around your gear, maybe a pocket inside for gloves, goggles, etc. The wheels are nice, but I didn't really use them as it was easier to navigate the airport when carrying the bag since its so long.