Year after year this bag has not let me down. We travel around the world with these High Sierra bags and they put up to the test when it comes to a good beating. We're talking in and out of the van, on top of the van through snow, rain, hail and wind. Handled and disrespected by any international airport and through security hands. Shampoo or lotion pops in the side pocket... not a problem. The pockets are protected so it doesn't leak into the rest of your gear and you can easily take a wet rag and wipe it out. It sucks, but anyone who's traveled enough knows it's happen to the best of us. Hard core zippers, strong stitching and handles, easy to keep organized zip dividers inside the main compartment. This bag you can access all of the items from the top, or you can unzip it in half. Talk about making getting to your gear foul proof!