Rated 5 out of 5 by Northwesterner1 Excellent backpack!
I've bought two of these for my daughter over the years, and they are both still in use and have held up perfectly! This backpack is just the right size, and is comfortable and sturdy. It has lots of pockets for organizing school work and snacks. Her friends replace their backpacks every year, but hers still looks brand new and is in great condition. I highly recommend them!
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peace2Me These backpacks last forever!
This is our 2nd backpack for our son. Not because anything was wrong with the first one but because he has outgrown it! His 1st backpack he got for Kindergarten and he is going into 4th grade and needs a larger one. There isn't even a tear in the 1st one. We are also on our 2nd LLBean lunch bag because he also outgrew the 1st one. Nothing wrong with the 1st one either. These products are a great investment and when he outgrows the 2nd one I will get a third from LLBean as well. I highly recommend these products.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RD611 Great value!
Very comfortable and spacious! Is very durable. Highly recommended!!
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by necessitytoshop Always recommend LL BEAN backpacks!
A single backpack (LL BEAN, of course,) went with my son through four years of college, four years of medical school, four years of a medical residency and several years beyond! It held up beautifully and eventually needed replacement by the exactly the same style and brand! Since then they have been "THE" school bag-of-choice for all of my grandchildren!
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WWWWW lasts a long time
My son has carried this backpack for 3 years - still looks new - just toss it in the washing machine and dryer over the summer (or if something leaks inside) I LOVE the depth of this bag - he fits all of his books and folders in the first pocket (against his back) the next pocket holds his LL Bean lunch box and any extra project items he brings home. The next one will hold a light-weight jacket in the spring and fall when he wears it to school but, not on the way home. He will also put his jacket in the second pocket with his lunch box if he feels like it. The very front pocket with the straight zipper holds an extra house key and his school I.D., which his school requires they have in their backpack. He brings a water bottle (thermos) in his lunch box and an extra water bottle in the outside mesh pocket of the backpack. I loved it so much I bought one for myself to keep in my trunk for all of the car stuff.
I bought another one to carry on vacation - I think it will fit under the seat in an airplane.
April 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tenderpaw High Durability
I'm very content with how well my son's backpack has survived since we acquired it in the Fall of 2012. If it suddenly fails now that I've submitted a positive review, I might return it because it was comparatively expensive and it hasn't been mistreated. The initial cost was higher than for previous brands that seemed decently made until something broke, yet not needing to replace it in a year and a half has helped bridge that gap. It has been a relief to not need to replace a backpack in a hurry or resuscitate one in hopes it will last the year or until another can be conveniently gotten. This one shows no major signs of wear, and it's roomy enough to meet his increasing needs for taking things to and from school. I debated the monogramming a bit since it seems more of a luxury option than a necessity, yet I would opt for it again as it has made it easier for him and for teachers when it sometimes goes to different rooms. I did opt for stylized initials as opposed to his name as I don't want strangers being able to call him by name from reading it. It would get 5 stars if it had been a bit more affordable. I doubt I would have invested in it if it weren't guaranteed by such a reputable company.
February 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Amber2005 Worked excellent for a few months..
We got the original plus backpack for our kindergarten age son. The extra pocket worked especially well for when he needed to bring snow gear for recess, etc. He used the backpack for almost two months before there was a hole in the seam of the one of the pockets. The color we had originally purchased is no longer available online either. :-/
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BosoxMama Perfect for Preschool and beyond!
I LOVE this backpack for my preschooler. Was concerned would be too large but it's not and fits everything he needs for school (outfit, lunch box, papers etc). I am very happy we did not get a smaller "preschool" size backpack because it wouldn't have fit everything and would not be used for grades to come. I can see my son using this for many years and he loves it! We went with the monogrammed green one to be a little different. Also, love that the bottom is black and not all green because it hides the dirt from putting on the ground, dragging etc.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dotsby Love this backpack
I purchased 2 of these about 6 years ago. At the time my youngest was in preschool and my eldest was in 3rd grade (age 3 and 7). They use these backpacks for everything from school to trips to Grandma and Grandpa's, and for toys to take on vacations. They have been dragged through puddles and across the driveway on the way to the bus. Prior to purchasing these backpacks, I would have to purchase 2 new backpacks every 6 months or so.
These are well worth the money. They are spacious, durable, and almost water proof. The only negative is the zipper occasionally gets stuck on the zipper cover, so move the zipper slowly :)
If you want a long lasting back pack, this is the one.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OneAwesomeMom 2nd year report
Looks like my son will be using this back pack AGAIN this coming school year. It still looks brand new after 2 years! My son is 9 and rather big & tall for his age. This is a good fit for him and will continue to be. I am just blown away at how well it is holding up- honestly it doesn't even seem dirty. BF's kid's destroyed 2 packs in the same time. Ha! My only complaint is that the monograms colors available didn't contrast enough to be very visible against the dark color we chose. Perhaps that isn't true now. Luv LL Bean!
July 17, 2013