Its one of those metal framed bags with a padded sleave to place your laptop. This is a 26" bag not a standard 22" bag, but i have not had a problem with it because im flight crew. It is two years old and has some minor cosmetic wear and tear, but ithese bags are bullet proof and will last a lifetime. Send me a pm if you are interested. It reatails new for a little over $400, I am asking for $200.