Rated 5 out of 5áby TravelBugs5 Everlasting Book Bag
I got my book bag when I was about 12. Now 21 years later the color is still great and the only thing worn out is the zip. It took a lot of use and multiple trips through the washer. I would recommend these bags to anyone looking for a good quality bag. All of my kids have bags from here and I have since sold my husband on them too.
May 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby jmahrens Extremely pleased
I got this backpack for my first grader at the beginning of the school year. Even after a year of being drug on the bus, being thrown on the floor, and being stepped on this backpack looks like brand new and is functioning perfectly. We are going to get several years of use out of this bag! It is also large enough to carry a folder, several library books, shoes/boots, and snowpants. I am extremely pleased with the purchase.
May 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5áby Momofjulia Zipper brokem
Brilliant blue is a gorgeous color, and we love this backpack.
We have used it three times, and the front zipper came right off. The reflector also scratched pretty easily. Not sure if I am going to get a new one or just get credit for something else. We had a zipper problem with the Jr. Backpack where it got stuck. That was only after 4 months of use. So disappointed.
May 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby MrsH927 Great! But could use a little more
We have loved this backpack. Purchased for my daughter in 2014. She was entering first grade and her current one could not hold a folder completely, this was the perfect size for her (although she is tall for her age).
Comfortable.. I never hear complains on comfort
Washes well..put through washing machine over Christmas, Spring, and Summer breaks- always came out clean and new looking.
Capacity..Holds her 1.5'' Binder, 2 Workbooks, 2 slim books. Plastic pencil case with room to spare.
Wear/Tear.. I read these reviews of people that have these bags for all of Elementary school.. ours has lasted 2 years. There are holes on the bottom side and need to be replaced. Maybe it is my child and her rough nature :/ but I expected for it to last longer.
Bottle Holder...or lack of. I knew this when i purchased it, didn't think it would matter then but it would be nice to have it.
Overall I would recommend this for the kiddos. I considered buying two more, one to replace my daughter's and one for my soon to be pre-K student. We decided to go with a different brand for the pattern selection. I still feel this is an excellent product and a great price for what you get. I've seen backpacks at local superstores for similar price and I know they could not last through a full school year.
LLBean, please consider adding a bottle pocket at this size, maybe having a selection with and one without the bottle pocket. :)
April 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby MommaKatie Disappointed in COLOR
We've been LL Bean shoppers for years now. We have four children (all rough boys) and wanted the best back packs for them! The LL Bean line is some of the sturdiest around. However, the color choices are less than appealing. One of my children was in need of a larger back pack for school (his junior size one is still in fantastic condition but is no longer large enough to meet his needs). He was SO EXCITED when we discovered there was a green option in the original size. When it arrived in the mail today we were both really disappointed. I guess we both assumed it was the same shade of green as his junior back pack, but it's more of a neon green/yellow. He'll use it because he has no other choice, but he's not very happy about the color. I'm not very happy either. I know in the grande scheme of things back pack color isn't the biggest deal, but when you have a little boy who wants to have his favorite color just like his brothers have theirs it really matters!! LL Bean needs to seriously consider getting better colors!!!!! I mean, seriously, no classic green in the back packs??? They don't even have the lime green they used to offer. Big bummer!
February 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby gracegirl Fantastic Bookbag
After buying two $10 or less bookbags within six months I was done with it!! This is an amazing bookbag. It is sturdy for the abuse my little one is going to give it. The straps are tough and padded and the inside of the bag is padded also. The colors are vibrant and beautiful and the reflective strip is a nice touch. I know some compained there was no other pocket for water bottles. However since there are three outer pockets, I am going against the others and saying I am fine with that. I have no problems with finding a place for the bottle. This is an amazing purchase and worth every penny it costs.
February 5, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby wyatt700 Sturdy backpack
This backpack is so sturdy. I can see it lasting for a very long time unlike most backpacks for the kids including high end brands.
The only reason I gave 4 stars is that I wish it came with a water bottle holder on the side.
November 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby eComProMom Bad zipper
Something about the material of this backpack makes the zipper get stuck constantly. There is a flap of material that folds over the zipper, and unless you fold it back you're going to end up with a stuck zipper. After loosening it numerous times, it finally broke and I have to return it. I purchased it on 9/11/15 and am returning it on 11/17/15.
The size is great for holding a lunch box, two snacks and 8x11 folders for a kindergartner's school work.
November 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby ehickey Awesome!
I bought this backpack for my oldest son when he was in 2nd grade. He used it and abused it right up through the end of high school, at which time my second son started using it. More use and real abuse and it has only now broken a zipper. With the weight of the books these kids carry today and the way these packs get thrown around, I wouldn't be surprised to have gone through 2 packs a year. Instead, this one lasted (and is still going-for the most part, although a bit worse for the wear) for almost 15 years.
This is only one of the reasons why I buy LLBean.
October 17, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Kspeck No water bottle holder!!
Overall the backpack is fine - sturdy, cute design but there is not a holder on the side for a water bottle. It is so frustrating. All the kids brings water bottles to school. And unless you tighten the bottle just right they can leak - onto books and papers. Wish I could return but we've used it a bunch already. I thought this was a standard feature of backpacks these days.
October 13, 2015