Rated 1 out of 5 by JillD Broken zipper after one month
I had mistakenly believed that these junior backpacks would be the same quality as the backpack I had carried in college. Wow was I wrong.
The fabric feels cheap and the zippers broke off after one month.
Further - I guess no one in the LL Bean department actually has a preschooler. If they did, they would've added a logical place for a sippy cup, like an elasticized pocket on the side.
Overall a big disappointment.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MedicTonia One of my best purchases!
We have two of these bags in our household. My oldest daughter got hers for preschool. This is her fourth year with the bag. Two years of preschool, kindergarten, and now first grade! This bag hold her normal size 3 ring binder along with her "stuff"! This bag is in great shape and still looks new! She even uses it for all trips.
My 3 y/o daughter just got hers for preschool and loves it! The teachers like it since we had her name put on it. She always knows her bag, because she can recognize her name!
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rytontym Sturdy, Well-Sized Book Pack
My 4-year-old son has been wearing his book pack jr to preschool since the beginning of the semester. It fits him perfectly. He can put it on easily and the little ties on the zippers help him open it easily, too. The pack is roomy enough for some spare clothes and his school projects, and I can see I'll have room for a lunch bag when he goes to kindergarten. I opted for the monogram and it looks great.
I really dig the reflective strip on the back. That's a big plus in my book. I also like the oversize loop at the top, which makes it easy for him to hang his pack on his hook at school and again when he gets home. And that's what makes this bag so great: he can do everything he needs to do with it (put it on, open/close it, and hang it up) by himself.
October 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by goomer zipper broke today after mere 9 weeks of mild use!
This backpack is very cute and seemingly well made. The zipper, on the other hand, is lousy! Since we bought this bag it has been hard to zip without it snagging the material. If it's been hard for me, I can only imagine how hard or frustrating it has been for my little first grader!! The thing is, we hardly really even put anything in the pack, so it's not as if the thing has been overfilled or whatnot. Frustrating!
This morning, the zipper snagged so badly that upon efforts to loosen the thing, it BROKE! Not a good thing to happen on a school morning when we have no other backup bags for our son to use! I was so upset, so now we are returning it and I suppose we will hopefully just get the thing exchanged for another and hope for better luck on the next one. Ugh.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jess123 Adorable bag in a perfect size!
This backpack has become my go-to birthday gift for 2-3 year olds. It's the perfect little size for that age, but still gives them a few more years to grow with it too. The bag looks adorable with all monogram styles (I've ordered a few) but the athletic font has become a personal favorite.
October 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MrsAPark Nice looking, but not durable.
I think this is a cute bag, especially w/ the monnogramming. The reflector strip was scratched upon arrival, then got worse from there. With the junior backpacks, I feel they should be able to withstand some falls. We are putting them on Preschoolers and Kindergarteners, they are not super responsible at that age. Kids get scuffs, but their bookbags shouldn't look so worn.
September 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by NhMom1 Original Junior backpack
This bag has great LLbean quality but really too small even for my kindergartener. This bag barely holds a lunch box.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CPMama LOVE it!!
I ordered this backpack for my 2 year old who is starting preschool. It's so perfect for him! And I know it will last him for the next few years. Love the quality and LOVE the free shipping!
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spaceski Indestructible!!
I got this for my daughter when she started kindergarten. She is now almost 9 and in 3rd grade and still using it! My son also owns the same backpack and is in 2nd grade. I will just be ordering the next size up of this same backpack as it is by far one of the best products my kids have ever had. Only reason for ordering next size up is my third grader is now just running out of room with books.
September 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by abrecheen held up fairly well still give 4.9 stars
I bought 2 a little over a year ago they are nice backpacks and now one has a worn spot in the bottom but it hasn't busted yet the other the actual zipper teeth a section came off when i went to zip it closed right at the top so the other zipper only zips it halfway my daughter really wants another so in time i will by another maybe a larger one and hopefully she will more years out of it i am not a person with access to much money and i have to say l.l. bean has helped me so much i can buy good quality items it may take me sometime to buy what i want but saves me in the end
August 24, 2013