Rated 5 out of 5
áby AFinVA Holds up to kids
I bought my son a Junior Original in preschool, and we're still using that to haul stuff around. When he started Kinder, we got him a regular-sized backpack. It has lasted very well through both Kinder and now first grade. I'll keep this backpack as long as he doesn't outgrow it! Still looks wonderful.
One small thing: the monogramming service has been touch and go. That first pack we bought, it was perfect. This current one, the letters were off-center and I was told that couldn't be fixed. My daughter's backpack also has a weird monogramming issue. So, that may not be worth the extra money, cute as it is.
Great quality. Every now and then the zipper will go over the fabric, but it's not that hard to fix.
January 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby steptom Fabric gets caught in zipper
Overall this is an excellent backpack with one glaring flaw. The fabric flap that covers the zipper constantly gets caught in the zipper. It is so frequent a problem I kept a pair of pliers handy for the sole purpose of correcting the problem. I finally gave up and bought a different backpack. The fabric is very sturdy and the zipper has not broken. I have washed it several times and it still looks as good as new. I bought this backpack for my seven year old and was the perfect size.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby MamaItalia Fun and Durable
This is a great backpack :-) My son loves the cool pattern & colors and I love the way it holds up to everything he gives it! It is very roomy and is easy to carry for a Kindergartener, even when full. I'd buy another one any time!
December 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby NCLM disappointing zipper
I have returned and exchanged this backpack two times already because the zipper keeps breaking. I don't understand why this keeps happening. My son doesn't seem to have a problem with zippers usually.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby BushidoWalker Still withstanding my kid's abuse
My daughter has used this bag for 6 months now, and it is usually around this time that I have to purchase a replacement. She is tougher than her old man on her bags and luggage and this back pack and her lunch bag are still in great shape. Both items have many compartments and are very well thought out.
October 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby rb1234 No water-bottle pocket
Roomy, water-proof material, broad and well-padded straps. But NO water-bottle pockets. This is a deal-breaker for an elementary-school backpack. I have to get another backpack...
September 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby bdianne No water bottle pockets
While this is a well-made backpack, it doesn't have outer side pockets for water bottles. For children this is a must, and backpacks made by the cheapest of companies include these pockets. Today my son's water bottle leaked throughout the inside of this backpack. It looks like we will have to buy another backpack elsewhere. Very disappointed.
August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby supermom66 It really IS that good!
I purchased this backpack for my son when he was entering the third grade. He has just started his 8th grade year & I've never allowed him to purchase another backpack. Why would I? This one STILL looks practically new. The only signs of wear are some marks/scratches on the reflector tape. We purchased it in a digital/camo pattern available at the time- so he hasn't outgrown it. It is the standard size so it hasn't become too small. Unlike other backpacks I have purchased for my 3 children, there have been no broken straps or zippers. He carries it daily & I have washed it many times. I guess I'll let him get a new one for HS. But I doubt if he'll really NEED to do so--& I'll strongly suggest to him that it needs to be an LLBEAN backpack.
August 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Margauxsmom Great bag but no water bottle pocket
I love this bag and it's the perfect size for my third grader but it does NOT have any side water bottle pockets, which is a big problem for us. I'm worried about putting the water bottle in the front pocket where it may leak.
August 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
áby PackPrincess Beware of the monogram
I ordered this and love the pattern. We had my daughter's name embroidered on it. When I received the item, the color given by the website doesn't show up and it's so small that it's barely legible. I'll have to take it somewhere locally to have it fixed before school starts. It's very disappointing as I think the bags are great.
Overall, I'm very disappointed this year.
August 3, 2014