My son has nearly had this a year now. Very hard wearing and a great size. It looks as it did when he started using it and he uses every day for college and he packs a lot into it. Looks great also. The straps are still holding up and no tearing or fraying. Lining is still intact. I did have this free but would have happily paid for it as none of his other bags have lasted a term before. It takes a weight and holds up to the punishment.