I bought the Large Duffel before I went to college, and haven't regretted paying for it yet. It's durable, feels good in the hand, and has plenty of storage. I used it to cram in all of my clothes for college, and use it to bring dirty clothes back home. I feel no remorse throwing the bag around and letting it slide around in my truck bed on the highway, it can take it. Not to mention, even if the bag gets damaged, thanks to Eagle Creek's amazing warranty, i could shoot it with a shotgun, send it in, and get it repaired or replaced. Also comes with the carrying bag that it can stuff into quite easily and can be used to store shoes or other items in while traveling. The only downside to this bag, is that the zippers are coil style instead of chain style, which are technically less strong, but because of the warranty, it is not really an issue.