Rated 5 out of 5áby TrueBean The backpack that lasts
One other reviewer mentioned that they've been using this backpack for 30 years. I can attest to that fact. I remember back in middle school when my mom took me out to choose a new book bag for the new school year. All the other kids were buying this LL Bean backpack that year and were having their initials monogrammed onto it. It was all the rage. The kids loved it because of all the handy pockets to carry not only books, but also stationary, trinkets, and lunch. The parents loved it because it's an LL Bean product and they new it was reliable and would last, and would maybe be the only book bag they would have to buy for the rest of their school career. Twenty-something years later, I still have that backpack and still get use out of it. It's a little dirtier than it was all those years ago, but it seems like it still has another 30 years of life left in it. Not only does it still carry books and trinkets, but now it carries memories everywhere it goes.
November 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby Alison1 First time for this backpack
My son wanted to try a new backpack this year and we have had problems with zipper getting stuck! Should of stick with the original! customer service is great they exchange it for a new one!
November 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby MomGera Zipper
The zipper often jams on the material that covers it. We've had to cut the cover twice. Other than being more careful and slowly zipping it, any advice on how to avoid this? We liked the backpack initially, but it is turning into a pain.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Truly a long lasting and dependable Backpack
I have owned exactly 3 LL Bean Deluxe Book Packs.
My first was from 6th grade - 12th. With only slight wear on the shoulder straps , it performed great for 7 years of middle/high school; a true test.
My second was bought for College. For 5 years of College it never had a fault. Sometimes carrying 6 College Text books and materials at a time, this bag held strong. Good,Bad,Hot,Cold weather, not a problem.
Currently, I'm on my 3rd Backpack. For nearly 30 years , this brand of backpack has never given me a problem. I recommend it to anyone needing a workhorse for a backpack.
To people that are asking for a Water Bottle Pocket, I recomend L.L.Bean's Deluxe PLUS Book Pack. It has the exact same measurements with these added features:
-Added features include DUAL WATER BOTTLE POCKETS, fleece-lined interior stash pocket and file divider
-Reinforced bottom protects against sharp books or sporting gear
November 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby Mommyof3VA Zipper break
love the book bag but within a month the zipper break on the main part of the bag. I called LL Bean up and they sent out a new on right away. Hopping the new one wont do the same, so we shall see.
November 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby HappilyRetired2 Bean should consider adding a water bottle pocket
I ordered this backpack spur of the moment to use as a carry on for an upcoming trip this week. Fortunately, it arrived in 2 days, even without the expedited shipping. I pretty much knew what to expect since my children had used these same backpacks for years when they were in school. I know that it will last forever! I was only disappointed that they hadn't updated with the mesh pocket on the outside to hold a waterbottle. I'll have to put the waterbottle in the smallest front pocket and hope it doesn't fall out.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby THEMISTER Unbelievable BookBag
I have had my LL Bean Book Bag since the first grade. Now I'm a senior in high school and it's still carrying my books. For 12 years its carried my books and not failed. Its all beat up with some duck tape on the bottom corner because of binders tearing it up. To all the people who say their LL Bean book bag is not up to standard, just give it time, I don't know if they still make their bags like they used too (12 years ago) but I want to believe they do, so just give em a chance! I plan on using this book bag until it completely falls apart, literally.
October 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby momdoc99 back pack for the years
I bought my son this back pack when he was in third grade. He graduated from college this year and is still using it daily. It is just now wearing out at the bottom and I need to buy him a new one. His previous back packs were cheaper but would wear out in one year. This one is well worth the price.
October 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby TwinBoysLandL Nice backpack for the money
I bought two backpacks for my 11year old twin boys - one in royal blue and one in brilliant blue. They are very well constructed and seem to hold a lot. My disappointment is that there isn't a water bottle holder on the outside to keep it outside away from books and papers.
The brilliant blue was very turquoise and bold. My son said that kids were teasing him because it looked like a girl's color. I called customer service and they told me that I could switch the color.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby 2momsof7 Deluxe book pack is awesome!
We have 7 kids from age 8 to 20 each using this book pack. They bus, walk, and carry all their school stuff and they love them! It doesn't matter if they are full of toys for a sleep over or heavy books for homework they hold up amazingly well and balance the weight for even the smallest of our kids.
I look forward to sending our youngest off to university with the same book pack she's carrying now and writing another amazing review!! Thanks LLBean!
September 13, 2015