Jansport backpacks truly are the real deal. I've had mine for close to ten years now and it's still sturdy and intact! This thing has seen trips across states and countries, it's seen collegiate and city life, it's seen awful weather. However, there is nary a single hole, tear, or broken piece to my backpack. While I've been tempted to get a new one recently, there's no way that it's going to hold up as well as the old standby.