I took this pack on a recent trip overseas. I was gone for a month and so it was perfect since it stored in its own pouch and I was able to shove it in my check baggage. I used it every day for everything from carrying a laptop and other daily necessities to backpacking and rock climbing. It held up very well and I had no issues with durability. It also did really well keeping everything dry in some light rain. I would highly recommend this pack for anyone looking for a compressible pack.