I travel often, both for work and leisure. Most of these trips are for 2 to 3 days and many are on short notice. I feel that traveling with the perfect carry on is not only important, but critically so. The Cavalier II can easily hold what I require for these trips. it allows me to avoid checking in bags and the associated delays. I often leave it prepacked with clothes. I then just have to put in the toiletries before heading out. Needless to say, it is beautifully made and should be very durable. I get compliments about the bag all the time. It is true. You get what you pay for.