Rated 4 out of 5áby tallymom22 Perfect size for kindergarten
I love this backpack. It's durable, great print selection and it's the perfect size for my little kindergartner. It fits everything she needs (notebook, lunch bag and extra change of clothes). My only complaint...there is no place to hold a small water bottle. Her school encourages kids to drink water throughout the day by having a water bottle with them and she has no way to carry one with her backpack.
August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby WVDuchess Back to school
I chose a backordered color only to have it backordered again. BUT it was ready and shipped before that date arrived. I was happy to see the construction is as good as when I was in school many years ago. My child was so excited I almost wanted to order one for myself - but I have no reason to carry a backpack!
August 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
áby Sweetviolets1979 Great Bag
I bought this bag in Dehlia purple a year and half ago to use as a diaper bag for my 1 year old. I have to say I love this bag it has held up really well. The only reason I didn give it 5 stars is because the color has faded. The original color is shown under the zipper flap in the picture.
August 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby BCL127 Please BRING BACK Light PINK & other SOLID colors
Dear L.L. Bean,
PLEASE bring back the light pink junior (and more solid color options) in the Junior Book Pack! While the prints are fun for the moment, kids tend to outgrown or change their minds after a short time. My 9 year old still has his lime green color from Pre-k3, and uses it all of the time! They last forever, so please bring back the timeless solid colors that will last along with the Book Pack!!!
August 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby SunnyfishnVA Still Holding Strong
This review is for this style of backpack as we purchased ours almost 9 years ago. I originally purchased this backpack as a diaper bag so I didn't have to carry around one of those bulky ones that I would never use again once our son was out of diapers. Our son is going on 9 years old and we have two in this style. They have held up all through the years and still look great. We've traveled with them all over the world too. We are about to have another child and we have already ordered another backpack as our go-to diaper bag. I cannot express enough the quality in LLBean products - they are the best!
When we asked our son about getting a new backpack this year - he said "Why should I? This one still works" that says a lot from a young boy!
July 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby mom2kayandray 4 years and still good to go
Purchased this backpack for my daughter when she was in kindergarten she is now going into 5th grade and the backpack is in great condition. We are upgrading to the deluxe backpack this year. This one will now be used for camping and sleepovers.
July 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Auroralux Excellent Quality
I got this backpack for my son when he started Kindergarten. He just finished 1st grade and the backpack has held up great. The outside looks just about as good as it did the day we bought it except for a little bit of the reflective strip has worn off. We are buying him a regular sized backpack this year and I will be sending my Pre-K son off with this one.
July 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby notakid For Adults Too!
I've used the Junior Original Book Pack for years. I'm an adult, 5'2" and it fits me perfectly. Holds my MacBook Air, file folders, and everything else I carry around, including having a pocket for essential oils and another pocket for more stuff. I tried many, many packs and various bags before settling on this one. I bought it in black many years ago and one strap is just now beginning to fray where it is sewn onto the body of the pack. My ONLY complaint is that it's no longer available in black. I settled on red for now, but if black comes back, I'll order another one. My daughter used the larger LLBean pack all through high school and college; it was rugged and perfect for her.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby stlhome The Little Backpack That Could
Bought this pack for my son when he entered Pre-K (seven years ago). It served him well during school and was 'officially' retired as school backpack after two years. Since then, it has been: a summer camp pack, a swimming pool pack, a library book pack, and an all-purpose about-town pack. Most recently it traveled from St Louis to Prince Edwards Island (Canada) strapped to the back of a motorcycle.
Although it has seen better days and looks quite scruffy, it still hangs on the rack ready for action. I am hesitant to let it go. Maybe it will be retired to the car trunk as an emergency supply pack. We definitely got our money out of this backpack and I would highly recommend it to others.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Chicagomom32 Best kids backpack ever made!
My son is going into 2nd grade and has used the same Junior backpack from preK4 on. Considering we went through 2 backpacks from a local big box store the year prior to this, it is a huge accomplishment! He rips and wears out everything he owns with the exception of his Junior backpack. I tell everyone when they are looking for a new backpack to buy this one. Thanks LL Bean for making such a quality product!
July 7, 2016