"I bought this kit to replace another eBags toiletry kit that was ruined when a small container of lotion exploded all over the inside on a trip last Christmas. The toiletry kits, two of them, came in a soft parcel package which was very misleading. When I opened it and looked at them they were folded to fit inside the package and instantly I thought that they were not going to be big enough for all the stuff I have in the ruined one. Yikes!! Was I wrong! As soon as I¿d put one handful of items in it I knew everything would fit. And, the zippered side pockets, even when filled, don¿t intrude much as I thought into the space in the main compartment. The leather is surprisingly soft and the kit collapses down to the size of the contents. It's excellent! I'm glad I bought two."