I travel a lot and hated carrying a small but often heavy tote bag that I could slide under the plane seat in front of me. This new soft rolling tote is perfect, well-made, and roomy yet easily collapsible and will hold my book, IPad, snacks, perhaps a lunch item, medicine case, jewelry case, with much more room for any last minute items I might include in case my checked bag is delayed by a day or two. I am going to enjoy it immensely. And it will serve as a perfect overnight bag for a short trip by car as well. I love my new rolling bag!