Seems like a great sturdy bag so far. Haven't used it for travel yet but of course put my board in and packed it full of gear to daydream of my trip out to Colorado. No padding to speak of but since I have to put my coat, gloves, and some layers in there anyway it's no worries. Looks sicks! I went a little big by getting the 165 cm even tho my board is only about 58 inches and it seems the bag is true to size.