Rated 5 out of 5áby texasally Backpack has lasted for 17 years
I bought my 28 year old daughter a deluxe backpack in 1996 when she was 10 years old. That backpack carried her through two years of grade school, junior high, high school AND college. Do yourself a favor and buy one backpack that will last for years instead of buying a lower quality pack and replacing it every year. I ordered myself the same backpack that I have been carrying for almost ten years.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby jannie48 12 years and counting
I just watched my 22-year old daughter leave the house with this backpack, given to her in 4th grade, and I had to write to say this is an unbelievably strong, well-made and excellent item. It has gone with her through elementary, middle and high school, 4 years of college and now grad school, showing virtually no sign of wear. And I think it's still sold at close to the same price! Recommend without reservation.
October 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby phatvenus Deluxe Backback
My backpack is the gorgeous eggplant color, that you cannot get anymore. I bought it in probably close to 1995, and it is still going strong!! Back then I personalized it with patches and now it has a very nostalgic feel and has a beautiful vintage look. The crazy thing is that it's in GREAT shape. Looks comfortably worn and very classic...maybe i'll pass it along instead of buying a new one for my middle schooler...that is, if i'm cool enough, lol.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby collegekid22 Incredible Quality, Definitely Buy!
This has truly been the best backpack I've ever had. I bought it my junior year of high school, and 6 years later as I head to grad school, I'm finally buying another one! It has held up incredibly well; some of the waterproofing started to come off, and I walk through rain often, so I need to replace mine. It withstands rain very well, and has three main pockets, which provides lots of space for a laptop, textbooks, notebooks, water bottle, lunch, calculator, and all the other items you could ever want to stuff in a backpack! Definitely a great buy, and at this price I don't think I'll ever buy a backpack from another company again. Thanks LLBean!
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Megamomof4 Unbelievable Quality
We have been buying LL Bean backpacks, all different sizes/styles, for 20 years, and we still have the first ones purchased. There is no other backpack on the market that comes anywhere near the quality, ease of care, and price of LL Bean's bags!
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Amanda83 Best choice ever
My son has had this bag since G1 and hes going into G4.He went through 2 bags in kindergarten ...those 20$ superhero bags.I didnt make the same mistake with my daughter , shes going into 2 with the same bag from K . These bags have survived being dragged across the gym floor ,shoved in lockers,thrown on the floor, day camp in the summer , a pillow/bench in the school yard, thrown in the car ...etc etc - when they get gross - a quick wash in the machine ... brand new. I recommend these bags 100x over . You cant go wrong , and the price for the quality - its a joke , youll spend 10x as much buying the cheap dept store bags.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby nonickname4444444 great bag
5 years ago I bought an original bag for my daughter entering kindergarten, I figured I'd skip the junior size. She used it for K-4 and at the end of 4th she started saying it was too small and would have trouble zippering it so I bought her the deluxe size and it's huge! I didn't think it would really be that much bigger than the original but it really is. I had been looking for just a "big" bag for myself without a lot of annoying technical details and overly specific pockets so I bought myself one too. I have to say I love it, and really enjoy using it. The compartments are generous and the zippers are super smooth. The only thing I wish it had was a top/higher stash pocket just for my phone and sunglasses. I use the frontmost pocket for those but it's in a vulnerable area so I have to be careful. I took it with me on a getaway weekend and i managed to get 4 shorts/shirt outfits in the big pocket while keeping all my junk in the other pockets. My daughter says she likes the smaller main compartment for folders and notebooks and then the bulky stuff and her lunchbox go in the biggest compartment and nothing gets lost in the shuffle.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TeacherMom1626 Third kid and third LLBean Backpack
I have 3 children - the oldest is 16 and heading into 11th grade. She has the deluxe backpack. It isn't the original one - that one had the zipper break after FIVE hard years of overstuffing for school and scouts. This was replaced by LLBean and we are still going strong after 4 more years - she is planning to take it to college. Kid #2 hasn't been as rough on his and we are 7 years in (although the matching lunchbox hasn't made it). As kid #3 heads to school, the no-brainer thing to do is to log in to LLBean and pick out her backpack - and follow through with a family tradition.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SassyMom2 Durable, Waterproof, and Comfortable
This is my son's second deluxe backpack. His first bag busted in his senior year of High School after two years, but LL Bean took care of him immediately. He loves his back pack and carries it everywhere he goes. He is going into his Sophomore year of college and the bag still is in great shape. He uses it for everything and it is roomy enough to carry his computer in it as well. My daughter also has the same bag and has been carrying it around for three years already. I will wash it so it will be ready for her sophomore year of High School. I just purchased one tonight for myself. Love the lifetime guarantee. We are a L.L. Bean family for life!
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TexGarden Best Book Pack Ever
All my kids had these, starting in middle school. Took them off to college. Now in their thirties, still going strong. My youngest gave me hers, but then took it back when she needed it for a church trip.
Now I'm outfitting my grandchildren with classic, monogrammed LLBean backpacks.
July 2, 2014