This bag easily handled four decks, soft boots, hard boots, all mountain bindings, plate bindings, riding clothes for four days, street clothes for six days, a backcountry pack, a hydration pack... everything except my helmet. The wheels handled well, even on uneven hard-pack and rutted ice. The skid plate was nice for stairs. I ended up re-attaching the shoulder strap to the front end for long hauls because of the weight. The organization was pretty good, but I ditched the clip-in compartments because everything fit better loose. Rigidity wasn't an issue, but with less gear it might have been too limp to tow properly. It barely fit in the back of my rental car with the back seats down. My biggest problem was with the zippers... they arent YKKs and don't seem to handle smoothly, occasionally missing a tooth. All in all, though, I'm satisfied.