Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 5 by Lornbarnes Long lasting, durable, nostalgic
My Aunt would get all 6 of us L.L Bean book bags with our initials on them when we started school. Mine was pink. I never wanted to give it up. I used it for school from Kindergarten to grade 8 (9 years). Then I got a Navy one. I am now in second year University and use the navy one. I have been using the navy one for 6 years now. I still use the pink one for day trips and hiking. They must last forever. I highly recommend them.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jrd247 Best Backpacks
From kindergarten to senior year in college my oldest has had 3 LL Bean Deluxe Backpacks. The most recent she received her senior year of high school and it is starting to tear in the strap area and wear on the bottom. The 4th backpack will get her to graduation and through grad school. Great value! Of course, it helps she isn't the type who wants a new backpack each year.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MB0406 High quality, great design
We got our older son an LLBean backpack 2 years ago and were very impressed with the durability (1st-3rd grade boy) and the fact that his still looks new and works as well as it did the 1st day we got it. Because of this, when my younger son needed a new backpack, we knew we would get another LLBean backpack. This was perfect for my younger son. He picked it out for the paintball design (which looks even cooler when you get it home). We picked it for the durability and quality. Kids are so hard on things, but these were well worth the $, because they will last longer than the multiple backpacks you'd get anywhere else.
December 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Learners314 Not happy...
I got this bag looking at all the great reviews thinking it was a good bag, I like the style and everything...but one I wish it had a place to put water bottles and within a month of use all the zippers of All the pockets broke and or don't move.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by melethana 18 years and still going strong!
I've had this backpack since the mid 1990's. I used it all 4 years of high school, and a few times a week since then. The waterproofing is starting to flake off a little on the large front pocket, but everything else is great! The straps still have their padding, the zippers all zip just fine, and the fabric looks great.
I would absolutely recommend this pack to anyone!
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by preschoolteacher45 Deluxe Book Pack
We purchased this backpack for our daughter last school year and it is still in excellent condition! She is in JR high this year and it has been a great backpack to carry ALL the books she needs to bring back and forth. Prior to this backpack we always ended up buying at least 2 backpacks through the school year. It is well worth paying the money for this backpack since it is of great quality.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MinnesotaTraveller So hard to say goodbye...
I purchased this bag at the beginning of my 2nd year of college. A bachelor's degree (heavy books), medical degree (even heavier books), travel around the world (many airports are not as kind as the ones in the U.S.), residency training, monthly plane rides, another trip around the world, numerous interviews, and now a family with 2 kids later, the zipper in the front organizing panel finally broke during one of our family trips. Goodbye, my faithful trustworthy friend. It has been nearly 20 yrs. Not a tear or rip anywhere. Amazing! My hubby was so impressed with mine, he bought one for himself 11 yrs ago. I will definitely be purchasing another one, again.
November 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FlowerMoundMomof2 Both kids have them now!
My daughter has had one for 3 years, and I bought one for my son this year. This backpack is durable and spacious, although my kids don't think they're overly fashionable! The main complaint I have is that the zippers on the newest one are constantly getting stuck on the fabric flap meant to protect it. Luckily there are 2 zippers, so the compartments can still be closed when one zipper is stuck. The zippers on the older one do it occasionally as well.
Overall, the backpacks are in good shape so far, and have served their purposes well, other than the zipper issue.
November 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by StarryNightBackPack Starry Night- One of a Kind!
This backpack is so beautiful and very durable!
I am very glad with the results!
I had to wait a while but it was definitely worth it!
Thank You L.L.Bean
October 29, 2013