Just returned from a three week trip to Europe. The duffel made living in small spaces actually not so bad since it can hold huge amounts of everything needed to survive on the road, all in a very compact space. The more I threw at it the more it seemed to expand. It came out of the adventure with no discernible scuff marks or damage of any kind despite throwing it around and stepping on it constantly in the closet sized hotel room. It also conformed comfortably to my body when I used the shoulder strap to carry it.
And let me also mention the rich medina 45 bag, a great bag to transport gifts back home securely when traveling. Very cool bags made by a refreshingly creative company!! My other suitcases are looking worried!!!
And finally a big thank you to the tucker bloom sales team who saved the day by taking the order and delivering the bag all in three days over the Xmas / New Years holiday just before we departed on Jan 2. I didn't think it could be done.
Thanks Tucker and Bloom!!!