I just purchased my fourth Storm Case, the other three I've had for many years. I use this particular case (iM2875) to carry a large (full-size) tower computer plus large monitor and keyboard and all cords (in other words, my complete office computer). I don't use the foam padding for this, there's no room for it. These cases are indeed rugged. I put enough stuff in them that it takes two people to lift the case. I travel into New York City with them on business. I've rolled these along sidewalks in pouring rain, no problems. Dragged them through slush and snow (this past winter NYC got a ton of snow). Up and down stairs. Never a problem, and the stuff inside stays dry. The cases look ''professional'' by which I mean I don't mind showing up at a client's office with these cases, they look very business-like. This is an intangible, but it's an important consideration for me. The wheels are small. These cases work best on hard and reasonably smooth surfaces. Don't try them on a gravel path or on deep pile carpet (they won't roll, but if you pull hard enough, they will at least drag on such surfaces). The wheels are too small to nicely roll over the gap at an elevator door, so you have to help the case on/off the elevator. Of course, the advantage of the small wheels is that the wheels don't stick out all that much, so when I pack the cases in my vehicle, I appreciate the small wheels. Also, the wheels don't intrude much into the interior of the case. I've been traveling with equipment (computers, audio equipment, cameras) for two decades, and tried all kinds of carrying cases. Once I bought my first Storm Case, that was it, I've never used anything else. Nothing has every broken on them, and they stay nice looking. Yes, you can scratch them, but the only place they look used is on the back side, the stair glide part of the case, which gets scraped up from being dragged over curbs.