This bag is like the wardrobe from Chronicles of Narnia! I've packed a weeks worth of winter clothes, snowboarding boots, helmet, 2 pairs of gloves and 2 jackets. The thing just eats it all up. The storable backpack straps are convenient as you go to and from your destination. I wouldn't recommend it as a carry on unless you only want to fill it 2/3 full because it can get a bit large. Overall I love it, huge fan of the G-1000 material, the zippers are quality, the bag is quality, I see myself having it for quiet some time.