I bought this backpack to take on a one month trip to Africa in which I had weight limits for luggage. It served its purpose - roomy, lightweight. I was concerned about how it would hold up, but all the seams held just fine. The only issue (and the reason for the 4 instead of 5 star rating) is that one of the chest straps broke off at some point, which I did miss because I like to use them. I liked the multiple pockets for storing various items.