simply said, the london duffle is the best piece of luggage I own (and I have a closet full...briggs, tumi, samsonite). aside from its rugged cool factor and great looks, which it has in abundance, the hardware is indestructible, the interior space is ample and just as importantly, well proportioned. another well designed feature is that the straps are long enough to enable you to sling the duffle over your shoulder without needing the shoulder strap. great design, great function, great construction. i highly recommend the London duffle.