I got these a while back for a trip in October. I have never used compression bags for travel but this time I needed to travel light with a single under seat bag. These compression bags worked great and I found that even after all my hair tools and makeup, with these bags I could pack for more than a week with dress up and dress down clothing. I DO wish that they had the see-through mesh on one side, but the fabric is strong and the zippers are sturdy and easy to close. Just be sure when zipping that you take care not to get the outer fabric caught in the zipper... but then that should be common sense with any zipper. :D I'd buy them again.