Rated 5 out of 5áby Momx4at35 Amazing quality
I ordered a new backpack for my book loving 8th grader this week. After carrying the same LLBean backpack since 2nd grade, it finally got too beat up, and I suspect that she just wanted a style that reflected her teenage self, not her 8 year old style. People ask why I would spend so much money on a back pack for my child for school. This is actually a bargain. Just divide the cost by the 7 years we have gotten out of it, less than 10/year. The 20 - 30 dollars you will spend in another store, for a backpack that, if you are lucky, will only last one school year, is a much bigger expense.
Thank you LL Bean, for making such a great product.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby MominMT Great, high-quality pack - 1 minor suggestion
We got this pack for our first grader after struggling to cram all she needed for school into her LL Bean junior pack (which she still uses frequently, just not for school!). This bag is durable and has well thought out pockets and compartments. My daughter can fit her school folder, some small books, lunch box, gym shoes, snowpants, hat and gloves, etc. all into this bag. I love that it has so much room, and I know she will continue to grow into this pack (it is recommended for kids 10 and up). My one suggestion is to add cinch straps on the sides to tighten down the load when the backpack is full. The bag is so roomy, if it isn't full, it would be nice to be able to cinch it so things wouldn't bounce around inside and to simply make the bag take up a little less space! Obviously, it's quite large for our 7 year old to carry, but I think even bigger kids might appreciate being able to compress the bag, so to speak, when it doesn't need to be expanded to full capacity. Overall, thought, a great bag that will last for years!
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Margaritalover Indestructible!
Bought these for my kids FIVE years ago and they are still in AMAZING shape...much to my kids' dismay. They are bored with them, but that's too bad! They look like new after a soak & a scrub and can handle serious book weight. LOVE THEM!
January 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby aeh55 Sturdy and tough
Very sturdy backpack. Holds a lot of books and takes the rough handling
January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby manchu84 Very tough and roomy!
This is the second one of these backpacks that we've ordered for our daughter to use at school. She loves 'em! The first one lasted about 3 years and she carried EVERYTHING in it! All her school books, notepads, day planner, gym clothes and electronics. She was really rough on this thing and one of the straps finally broke. There was no hesitation to get her another one of the same, they are well built and can handle the abuse!
January 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby canadarg No water bottle pocket
Great bag, but sadly no pocket for bottle..
January 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby patunia3501 Brilliant Blue is actually Popping Aqua
We love the backpack but the color is not what is pictured. The Brilliant Blue is more of a bright Aqua, not the pretty sky blue that is depicted. We checked the color on several devices before we bought the backpack and all of them showed the Brilliant Blue looking blue, not aqua.
January 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Boo72 Really is guaranteed
My son and daughter have had their backpacks for 4 years. I just had to exchange them for several small reasons. Strap pulling apart from the seam at the bottom of back pack, zipper getting caught, small hole at seam. I am still very impressed with how they held up. No other back pack has lasted this long. It was easy to exchange and they really were guaranteed!
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cherrychapstick Comfortable, durable, and long lasting!
I have this backpack in black and have had it for over 10 years now! I love it! It has tons of room and it's very comfortable. It is still in amazing shape! My daughter starts kindergarten in a few months and I'm going to get the junior backpack for her.
January 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby Elygirl Might recommend
I purchased this for my 5th grade grand daughter. She loves the color but is not happy that there is no pocket(s) on the side to hold a water bottle. This will no doubt be the last time I will order a backpack of this size if there is no place for a water bottle
January 7, 2015