Rated 5 out of 5 by rolferchic Its still working!
I bought this backpack for my daughter in while she was in Middle school. It lasted through high school, served as her carry on as she traveled around Europe AND she's still using it as a college freshmen. Definitely worth buying!
Prior to that we were going through one backpack a year, the backpacks from chain retailers locally are not built to last at all! We paid more up front for this one, but never had to buy another one for school. Great investment =)
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by vintageMainah Best ever!
I bought this backpack for myself a number of years ago, perhaps the first year it was offered. I used it as our "media bag" when traveling. When my son entered 3rd grade, I gave it to him as his "new" school pack and it was still in such good shape that he fell for it. He's going into 5th now and it's still in such good shape it's ridiculous. (Going on how many Maine winters, now??) I'd like to get another one for my younger son who's now entering 3rd, but his pack (apparently discontinued now, sadly) is still in such perfect shape that I can't justify it.
The quad pack is big enough for everything a grade-schooler needs, including snow gear, shoes, etc. It is marketed as a great college pack, and at this point I wouldn't be surprised if my firstborn takes it away with him. You can't do better than this backpack.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBshopperNJ Great Product
I bought this backpack for my son while he was still in HS. He just graduated college and the backpack looks brand new. He uses it hard and stuffs it to the gills. I'm going to order one for my younger son who is about to start college. Well worth the price. love Love LOVE it.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by boymom44 Big backpack
This backpack is much bigger than I thought it would be. It's perfect for all the books for middle school my son have to carry to & from school. I'm ordering another one for my high school son.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lvs2shop Quad Backpack
This is the 2nd Quad Backpack (the exact same one) I have purchase from LLBean. I purchase for my son starting college 2 years ago, and he loves it. It has room for his laptop, water bottle, books, pockets for his calculator, and the extra wide straps make it very comfortable for him to carry all day. The size is not too big and not too small. The reason for the 2nd purchase, on the last week of finals in May someone stole his backpack at the college cafe, and he called me really upset because it had his initials on it. He couldn't understand why someone would steal a backpack with someones else initials. He sent out a email and said, " I don't care who you are, take what is inside of it, I just want my backpack back." So he is heading off for his 3rd year and I got him another. It is a great product, he used it last summer for travel as well for the gym. Super sturdy. He said he wished I would of gotten him one sooner. I also got him the over night men's kit and another great product. I say a must for any college kid!!!
July 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ILin Poor quality construction
I have purchased L.L.Bean backpacks for many years and I think this is the first time I've had a problem with the quality. I should have reviewed the comments prior to purchase :(
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jessicamac09 Durable beast
This backpack has survived a lot of abuse, including being overstuffed with textbooks and being tossed carelessly around archaeological sites. I recommend it, because I haven't destroyed it yet.
April 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
by Nico34 Very poor quality
The fabric in the bottom of the backpack is seriously defective. I took very good care of the backpack, however the bottom fabric basically teared open due to fatigue of the material. There is a crease where the bottom fabric connects to the rest of the backpack and daily pressure there resulted catastrophic.
It looks good but quality wise it is not better than a 15 dollar cheap backpack.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by michiganmaddog Great Backpack for school and general travel.
Bought this for my son as a school backpack before he headed to college.
It was more expensive than other packs that I have bought in the past but my son has been using it for school and misc travel for a couple years now.
He just mentioned again how much he likes the pack so I decided to write a positive review.
I took a chance because of LL Beans satisfaction guarantee and I'm glad I did. It's nice to know that there are still companies out there that really want you to be satisfied-no matter what.
No regrets so far and I'm thinking about buying another for my wife and I to use.
Keep the quality and the satisfaction guarantee and people will be willing to pay a fair price for a quality item.
February 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by engelkemier Very Close
This backpack is very close to big almost perfect. I travel for work quite a lot and there are a couple of things missing from this bag that I would find very helpful.
1. Pen/Pencil Holders and at least 4 of them
2. It would be nice to have some sort of sleeve on the back so it can be slide over a Pullman handle (rolling luggage) with easy. Right now I have to strain to get the handle on top to fit over the Pullman handle.
January 9, 2014