I just used this set of bags for the first time for a gig and so far I am very happy with them. They offer good protection and are easy enough to use. I find it easier to fit the bag over the drum than to try to stuff the drum into the bag. The problem with any soft case is fitting it over the lugs and various hardware attachments on the drums. But the fit is good and the zippers seem to be heavy duty. My only real complaint is they have no additional pockets for storage. You cannot fit the floor tom into the bag with the legs on, so it would be nice to have a pocket to slip the legs into. The cases easily nest one inside the other so you can store the whole set in the trunk of your car during the gig and they're out of the way. For the 1 to 2 times a month that I play out, this set can't be beat.