I bought this bag because it shows a bag standing up in the picture as well as some of the specs listed in the description. Unfortunately the bag doesn't hold up to what is being advertised. There is no way this bag can stand up on its own. The pic shows a bag that is very sturdy and standing tall. When I put my sons equipment in the bag it fell over. As far as the separate compartments???? There are two skate pockets and the lined pocket for the helmet. If they are counting the two mesh compartments on the side as pockets they're very overstated. Long winded but very unhappy with my purchase.