I try to travel with a carry-on only. This one fits the dimension for most of the airlines companies. I like the soft exterior and the lightweight. The pattern is very nice, darker than I thought but perfect for travel as it won't be too dirty quickly. The 3 front pockets are perfect to put small items, like the TSA approved liquid bag, or a iPad mini. This is hold, for me, enough clothes for 4 days, depending of what you are bringing. I only wish that there is more inside pocket.