I've used this daily for about 2 years now as my work bag. It's still in excellent shape, and I make no effort to be delicate or keep it dry. I toss my extra clothes in there, I've fit shoes in there, I throw my knife roll in as well as other tool randomly
No complaints whatsoever. The original buckles are holding, the zipper shows no signs of failing, and it's as sturdy as it was when I got it.