Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeanne59 Great Backpack
Got this for my 24 year old daughter who works in the city. She loves it! Has great space for her laptop and extras and looks nice too.
November 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5
by TakenAback NOT for a 15" Laptop, but a 15" deep compartment..
That's a HUGE difference.
Laptops are sized like televisions (Based on the screen, not the overall dimensions). For instance, a 24" TV is bigger than 24" due to the chassis, and so is a 15" laptop.
The listing above states it's for a 15" laptop, but the depth and securing strap is designed for a 13" laptop, like the 13" MacBook. A 15" laptop, as I have, may just slide in, but the velcro strap doesn't even make it over the top, much less come near anywhere meeting the matching velcro pad for fastening.
Laptop sizing is common knowledge with other backback makers who cater to the laptop-carrying wearer (Targus, etc), and they list them just as above, but when they say it fits a 15" laptop, the compartment is 17" or so to accommodate what is known as a 15" laptop. This is the very first listing from any manufacture which doesn't factor that in.
I naturally assumed this would be the same, and it just isn't (even received two to make sure the first wasn't defective - nope, this is by design), so back they go.
Be forewarned...it's great for that 13" model, but not for a 15" one.
November 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanfaninNJ Absolutely perfect for college and a 15' laptop
It's tough (but not too heavy), it's filled with room, it's attractive...and our daughter loves it for college. A winner on every level...that and the free monogramming.
August 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CalDude Setting the record straight!
To those of you who have eluded to a change in quality, per LL Bean customer service, there has never been a change in materials or vendor on this product.
I' ve had my sportman ruck sack for close to ten years and didn't know I could return or exchange it for a new one, until now. Guess I just forgot... Anyway, the only problem I've had at all, is that the buckle latch came off a few years ago, though I was able to reattach it, though bent.
So, I will exchange it for a new one with my initials. EVEN WITH INITIALS, LLB WILL.TAKE OR EXCHANGE THE BAG--100% GUARANTEED! Another reviewer said they couldn't do so, but that is not true.
ALSO, SAME MATERIALS AS ALWAYS. THE BRAND NEW BAGS SHOULD BE AS GOOD AS ANY PREVIOUS ONES.
GO AHEAD AND GET ONE. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE!
July 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RQFNYC Not up to Par
The "leather" really feels more like vinyl and even the quality of the nylon fabric is fairly light weight. I would expect more from a bag of this price.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Himebo Classy, practical, durable - nice
Purchased this as a gift for a friend heading back to grad school. He is already using it for summer fun activities, and then will use for his laptop and school stuff.. And he loves it. Well made and functional.
July 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Traveler44 Looks Good but . . .
I travel 60+% of the year, mostly by air. I prefer to carry by computer in a backpack so after 5-6 years of use of my previous backpack a zipper gave up the ghost and I came to LL Bean for my replacement. This bag looked good and rugged but in less than 6 months the snap clasp in back tore out of the material. It may be OK for school use but it is definitely not a bag that can take the abuse of air travel - it only say the overhead, never the baggage compartment.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by professormom59 Really nice backpack
My son (High School Junior) loves it.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Asia1305 Great product
This is an exceptional product. I bought it as a gift for my nephew from Germany and it is a big hit over there. Durable, well made as all LLBean product. Kudos for the brand!
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ApricotAlma Great Traveling Companion
My trusty no-frills backpack was no longer serviceable so I decided to replace it with a carry-on bag that would hold my Thinkpad X220 laptop, purse etc. Since I have a Sportsman's Carry-on bag, I thought this rucksack would be a great addition to my traveling bag. It hold ALOT! I am very satisfied with this purchase. The only change I would have made was to monogram it; otherwise, it has plenty of nooks and crannies to fill your toiletries, purse, lunch etc. It fits easily underneath the airline seat in-front of you. It is not heavy and I think it has great style.
March 4, 2014