The most impressive thing about this combination is the *pieces*. They were slightly larger than I expected (which is good!) and have a nice, solid feel to them. This isn't a chess set where the king's cross will get broken off after a couple of a drops (like all my other plastic chess sets). The pieces won't blow over in the wind or if a child bumps into the table, like my other very light sets. The rollup "board" was thinner than I was hoping for, but still it doesn't feel like it's going to tear or anything. It doesn't lay *quite* flat (there are ripples), but it's close enough. I like that it has rank and file numbers/letters, because I'm still learning those. The bag holds everything nicely (just *barely* fits all these large pieces in the provided compartments), but a couple of the zippers are... well, not perfect. For the main compartment, I have to remember which zipper runs smoothly and use only that one -- the other one gets caught on itself and takes five minutes to work back to where it started. One of the inner pocket zippers is like that too. The threading is already coming loose on the ID pocket, but I didn't think I'd use that part anyway. I'd give this whole thing five stars if those two zippers were in better shape.