Rated 3 out of 5áby JCJSS not a happy momma
I always read reviews, the one time I didn't and I am not happy with the item. I am annoyed that there is no water bottle pockets on the side. My kids both take a reusable water bottle to school, they either have to carry it or try to fit it in the bag and hope it doesn't leak or spill.
Overall it's a decent backpack, but the nonexistent water bottle pocket on the side is going to drive me crazy this school year. I have a feeling we will be looking for water bottles, cause they will be left places!
And really not sure why you have to spend more to get something so basic...
September 16, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby AAyala Pretty but not smart
This book bag is very pretty but functionally it doesn't meet the grade. There are no side pockets to hold a water bottle and there are no ways to clip the lunch box to the book bag. This leads to my young daughter having to carry multiple things in her hands. I wouldn't buy it again and I am actually looking for a replacement.
September 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby Fiona117 Not overwhelmed...
1. No water bottle pocket.
2. Back and middle pockets divide into two smaller spaces where one pocket would be just fine and have more usable space.
3. No laptop/tablet sleeve.
4. Zippers continuously get caught in fabric and prevent opening/closing.
5. No hook on exterior to fasten anything on it, like a lunch box, etc.
September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby APW08MOM It's a classic.
I'm more than happy with this purchase. It's exactly as expected. The color is gorgeous and they did a great job on the monogram.
September 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby lizzy988 Best Backpack!
Love LLBean Backpacks! Sturdy, lightweight, some are classic solid color, some have cute patterns! Price is also lovely. Truly the best!
August 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby AimeeB Survived tough treatment
Our son is TOUGH on things! He used his backpack for both school and camping. We went through 3 backpacks in less than two years before we found this one--that was almost 10 years ago and this backpack has seen ACTION! We just washed it in anticipation for a family trip to Ireland. It came out looking FANTASTIC! (Can't understand how anyone could give this backpack less than five stars.)
Thank you, LLBean!
August 26, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby Bookbag Missing 1 key element
Love the quality of this bag, except for the fact there is not a spot to hold a water bottle. Now trying to find a way to add one on to make it functional for school.
August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby EelCreek Daughter's Favorite Backpack
I bought this backpack for my daughter when she started 9th grade. She is now 29. It has been been through college, been overseas several times,and just taken everywhere. Since they are on sale I asked her if she wanted a replacement. NO!. All zippers work fine and it looks good for all the use it is has had. But it comes down to this, she is just too attached to replace it.
August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Iowa1234 8 years and counting...
I got my personalized LL bean navy backpack with my name on it going into 6th grade (way back in 2008)!!! I am now going into my sophomore year of college and I am still using the same backpack. There is not one rip or tear or scuff on this backpack. It has been with me for 8 whole school years, and going on its 9th year . It has been around the world too. It is still in perfect condition and every zipper still works. Every pocket and strap is still perfect and like new. The stitching where my name is engraved is still in perfect condition. The straps and buckle look like they've never been touched. I have never had a loose string or stitch on the backpack come off. It was the best investment and by far the best backpack I will ever have. I can't wait to see how many more years I have this. I cannot stress enough how great this backpack is and how awesome I think it is that I have had it this long. It is worth every penny. Thank you, LL Bean!
August 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Zecariah Greatest buy ever
I bought one in 1995. Have used it on a regular basis, Traveled all over Israel, Germany and The U,S. I have used it as a carry-on.
Used as a briefcase for meetings between travel times. All zippers still work. Fabric shows very little wear. I just ordered two more for family members.
August 11, 2016