Rated 5 out of 5 Best backpack
I have been looking for a replacement backpack for the LLBean I have been using for the past 3 yrs. Finally, returned to LLBean for a new and sturdier model.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by StudentReview Great college back pack
I bought this back pack last year and it has held up very well. I get complements on this thing all the time because it looks so unique compared to most school bags you will see. Its definitely going to last me for the foreseeable future. I got it in blue and the color has held up well to use and weather. Its easy to clean too
November 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BLL1475 Comfortable and big
I love this pack. It's roomy and the straps are comfortable and it looks good. I have gotten a lot of compliments since I started using it about how great it looks. It has lots of pockets for little things and a padded compartment for your small laptop. All in all a great bag!
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JakeN A Quality Backpack for every Need
This backpack is outstanding. I have had it for almost a year now and have had no issues. It lugs my college textbooks, notebooks and laptop with ease along with anything else I may have. The laptop pocket is big enough for my 15in MacBook Pro anything bigger probably wouldn't work. The styling is wonderful as well. I have the Navy and I have received more complements on this pack than anything else I own. It also is professional looking so I have no qualms about bringing it to interviews or any other meetings of importance. I have also used it as a carry-on for overseas travel where it was excellent able to hold everything I may need including a change of clothes. Easily could be used for an overnight trip, even a two nighter isn't out of the question. Overall great pack.
October 31, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by OutdoorGuy18 Cheaply made for the Price
I am a frequent Bean customer, have purchased very many Bean products and this is my first complaint. This product is so very cheaply made, especially for the price. Although Bean products are usually on the pricey side, the quality of materials and manufacturing is always high. But this Rucksack is of very poor quality, and I would be disappointed with the quality if this product cost only $49 bucks let alone well over $100. I doubt this Rucksack will last for even a year, under light use.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnaA Best Backpack Ever!
Don't be daunted by the price. This backpack is so worth it! I got the rucksack in navy, and it is so handsome. It can transition from professional to hiking with ease, and it always looks classy. The quality and space are really its best features, however. After having it almost two months, I just discovered yet another pocket. It carries more than I ever thought possible while still being ridiculously comfortable on my back. All of the zippers, fastenings, and handles are high quality, and I doubt if they will ever break. Even though my 17" laptop is too big for the strap over the pocket, it still fits beautifully. This backpack is currently serving as my portable office, and doing so very admirably. I would recommend this to anyone, any age. Its a classic piece that will serve me well for many years to come.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EricP Converted
I have been a shoulder bag/ briefcase guy my whole career (construction). I have seen the younger employees wearing the backpacks. I decided to try this one and I am a convert.
It is very well made and nicely laid out. My laptop fits when I carry it, the rucksack has pockets for legal pads, papers, phones, a fob to clip my various keyrings, etc.
It is much easier to handle my coffee, access my keys and open the office or my car.
I'm very satisfied.
August 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wounded Wounded
On the russack(knapsack), the flap is not sown on like on other bags and can loosen and be lost forever very easily. Seriously disappointed with the quality.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neuroguy Excellent pack-perfect for even the heaviest loads
This has it all--the looks and practicality.
The main compartment is large enough to fit a few binders and books as well as my 15" macbook pro. As a science major, I have to carry lots of thick textbooks and this pack lets me take my courses with me conveniently.
It's not a traditional rucksack per se, but I think this is actually a good thing. It retains the style of an oldschool rucksack with the leather trimming and buckles but has a modern practicality that I would not want to lose.
This is actually my second pack. With the first one the buckles wore out and llbean sent me another one. I've given this one 5 stars though because i've noticed that they've enhanced both the quality of the buckles as well as the leather throughout the pack. The buckles are much more sturdy and the leather is exactly the same as the classic bean boot.
Lastly what really makes this pack standout--aside from its great looks--are the pockets. There is a small pocket behind the second compartment that zips open--a great place to put pens or a laptop charger for easy access. Also the side pockets are great. One conveniently provides quick access to a water bottle that stays in securely, and another opens with a buckle and zipper that is useful for sunglasses or whatever you want.
Way to make the best of both worlds, Bean!
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vivo8357 Rucksack
I used an LLBean backpack for 20 years during my travels and college; unfortunately I wore it out. I have been traveling quite a bit and needed something new. I bought the Rucksack and at first was not sure if I would like it. However, I love it! It was perfect for my travels, and fit nicely under the airline seat. I highly recommend the Rucksack.
July 4, 2013