I received this bag as a christmas present this year. I am not one to quickly replace a bag, being though my previous duffle was one I was given over 10 years ago. My parents got me this, and I am already in love with it. I could immediately tell the craftsmanship was amazing. The materials are durable, and the leather is good quality. It is heavy enough to look like it will take a beating, but not too heavy to add too much weight. Will update, after months of use. Thank you for this great product.