Rated 5 out of 5áby jannie48 12 years and counting
I just watched my 22-year old daughter leave the house with this backpack, given to her in 4th grade, and I had to write to say this is an unbelievably strong, well-made and excellent item. It has gone with her through elementary, middle and high school, 4 years of college and now grad school, showing virtually no sign of wear. And I think it's still sold at close to the same price! Recommend without reservation.
October 13, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5áby Learners314 Not happy...
I got this bag looking at all the great reviews thinking it was a good bag, I like the style and everything...but one I wish it had a place to put water bottles and within a month of use all the zippers of All the pockets broke and or don't move.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby melethana 18 years and still going strong!
I've had this backpack since the mid 1990's. I used it all 4 years of high school, and a few times a week since then. The waterproofing is starting to flake off a little on the large front pocket, but everything else is great! The straps still have their padding, the zippers all zip just fine, and the fabric looks great.
I would absolutely recommend this pack to anyone!
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby preschoolteacher45 Deluxe Book Pack
We purchased this backpack for our daughter last school year and it is still in excellent condition! She is in JR high this year and it has been a great backpack to carry ALL the books she needs to bring back and forth. Prior to this backpack we always ended up buying at least 2 backpacks through the school year. It is well worth paying the money for this backpack since it is of great quality.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby MinnesotaTraveller So hard to say goodbye...
I purchased this bag at the beginning of my 2nd year of college. A bachelor's degree (heavy books), medical degree (even heavier books), travel around the world (many airports are not as kind as the ones in the U.S.), residency training, monthly plane rides, another trip around the world, numerous interviews, and now a family with 2 kids later, the zipper in the front organizing panel finally broke during one of our family trips. Goodbye, my faithful trustworthy friend. It has been nearly 20 yrs. Not a tear or rip anywhere. Amazing! My hubby was so impressed with mine, he bought one for himself 11 yrs ago. I will definitely be purchasing another one, again.
November 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby FlowerMoundMomof2 Both kids have them now!
My daughter has had one for 3 years, and I bought one for my son this year. This backpack is durable and spacious, although my kids don't think they're overly fashionable! The main complaint I have is that the zippers on the newest one are constantly getting stuck on the fabric flap meant to protect it. Luckily there are 2 zippers, so the compartments can still be closed when one zipper is stuck. The zippers on the older one do it occasionally as well.
Overall, the backpacks are in good shape so far, and have served their purposes well, other than the zipper issue.
November 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby StarryNightBackPack Starry Night- One of a Kind!
This backpack is so beautiful and very durable!
I am very glad with the results!
I had to wait a while but it was definitely worth it!
Thank You L.L.Bean
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby MeganG It finally fell apart...
I can't remember when I even ordered this backpack for my son. He is a Freshman in high school this year and just the other day it ripped apart at the bottom. However, as I said, I can't remember when I ordered it. I want to say it's been 3 or 4 years. So while the ads make it seem like you'll have it forever, you may not. But in my opinion, 3 or 4 years is pretty good for the wear and tear my son puts things through, so I'll be ordering another one :)
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Danise Excellent custemer service ever
This back back is great. After 2 years of constant use in any occasion it still looks good, Holds so much and I love it although I do wish that it came with a side pocket for a water bottle.
The reason i asked for exchange was the lining is starting to peel off and one small hole at the zipper section came out.
I emailed the custmer service and they helped me to exchange it with a brand new one with free shipping. Althought the color is different from the one I used to have but that is totally fine and want to emphasize that the customer service was outstanding. They are fast in responding and very helpfull. I havent seen such before.
October 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5
áby TimmyB Thin Nylon Material
My son used this backpack for 1 month. After 1 month, the bottom showed wear and had multiple holes in it. It was pretty obvious my son dragged it on the ground. The video promo for this product actually shows a child dragging the backpack so I believed it would be able to withstand this punishment. I had it replaced under the 100% guarantee, but unfortunately the material on the new one is identical. I had hoped this backpack would last for years, not a month. I am a little bit baffled at all the positive reviews of this product. I will be returning it for a refund.
October 3, 2013