Yak Paks are amazing! I’ve had many of them over the last 7 years and they do not disappoint. I have two of these messenger bag styles and they are rugged! I carry around piles of huge college books in them. They look great too and I get lots of compliments on them. I have put them through the washing machine many times, and never had a problem at all. I used to get them through the company’s website as “grab bag” deals at 5 bags for $30. I haven’t seen Yak Pak sell the grab bag deals in several years though, so the woot price is a steal for them. If I didn’t already have a good dozen of them (in assorted styles) I would snatch up several more!