This bag is a beast! Over the past 3 years I've packed it with firewood, portable toilet, trash. It's great. I've been concerned that with all the weight in it and bouncing down the trails that a buckle would give out or a strap would rip off but nope! It has never let me down and I've put it through its paces. The wood has worn a couple small holes but that's it. I take off and on for every trip so weathering and sun fade hasn't been a problem. I expect it to last at least another 3 years, if I get 6 years out of it I'd consider it money well spent and will then buy another.