I have had one of these for almost twenty years (the old saddle tan color), and it has held up very well. It is worn along the top edge of the bag from repeated use, but this is to be expected. It has developed a nice patina. All of the stitching has held up exceedingly well. I am glad that I purchased this product years ago when the prices were more reasonable. I think this is one of those products that you only have to buy once in a lifetime. It's expensive, but worth it, in my opinion.