This bag will not die. I've had my Manhattan Portage messenger bag for over ten years now. This thing has endured every form of bag abuse: countless overstuffing, spilled oatmeal, wardrobe mismatches. And still, not a single tear or loose thread. There was a period when I resented this. I wanted a new bag. Some excitement. But the bag wouldn't quit. Now I'm simply in awe of this freak of nature.