I have just returned to England from 2 weeks in Canada, after umming and ahhing over whether to take my croppin' companion along(I bought it to go to my weekly crop), I can say I am so so glad that I did.
I decided I'd have a go at scrapping while on holiday so took my tools and necessary bits with me - I used my tote as my hand luggage and fitted in my scrapping stuff + plus my hand bag, drinks and various items for my kids. It was easy to carry and fitted perrfectly in the overhead lockers.
While on holiday I bought LOADS of scrapping supplies and everytime I thought I could not possibly fit another thing in there, it all went in. I am amazed by how much you can fit in there and although it was heavy on the way back it was still easy to carry.
I highly reccommend this tote, it was great to support my holiday shopping and I even got 5 LOs done while I was away.