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 4 out of 5áby Wojiaomama Only one drawback
Overall, this backpack has been great. Bought one for each of my kids when they hit 4th grade, as that's when they needed more space to lug stuff around. My eldest is going on her 4th year with this backpack and it's still like new. Lots of well-organized pockets, and seems to distribute the weight pretty well. The only drawback is that there is no water bottle pocket. Since we often use these backpacks on weekend trips and family vacations, having a bottle pocket would be very handy. Otherwise, these packs are just about perfect, and well worth the price.
August 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby carrymybooks Great backpack, but...
We love L.L.Bean backpacks and lunchboxes. That being said, this is the second backpack out of 3 to have a small flaw with durability. The first backpack my daughter used had the key line fray and come apart. The second has a strap coming loose at the top and actually separating form the bag. Not a problem, I thought when she told me. We'll just exchange the defective backpack. Only it now IS a problem, as the deluxe backpacks like she has are either sold out or on back order until December. Extremely disappointed that we are now stuck with a backpack that is coming apart.
August 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby galaxygirl good quality, no side pockets
my daughter loved the blue butterfly print and we opted for the single initial monogram, which she also liked. Her only complaint is that there are no side pockets for a water bottle, so she will carry an empty bottle to school and fill it at the water fountain. Great buy for the price.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Lizzie1976 Best Company Ever!
I LOVE my LLBean Backpacks!!! My 3 kids each have a pack...my older 2 have this one and my youngest has the Explorer pack. They love them. I had this one and upgraded to the Turbo Transit bag 12 years ago. These bags are amazing. They take a beating and keep on ticking. They all handle the kids abuse and still look great! My 13 year old actually has 2 bags, her 1st one she got when she was 8 mos old but they don't make it anymore. I used it as a diaper bag until she started school then she used it for school up until 2 years ago when I upgraded her to this one. I recommend these backpacks to ANYONE who will listen! My kids will always have LL Bean bags!!!
August 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby bando No Water Bottle Holder??????
Loved the backpack, but no water bottle holder!!!! It went back for that reason alone! The pattern was cute, and it looked durable. Poor design for an elementary school kid!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby KLDA The last bookbag you will ever have to buy
I have owned LLBean book bags since I was in school (lets just say over 20 years ago). My children started school in them also. They each got one in kindergarten and did not have to get a new one til Jr high. The only reason why we bought a new one is because they out grew the smaller bag. For those reviewers that said their broke. That maybe true, but if they would have contacted the company they would have replaced it for them no questions asked. Sometimes things happen. They stand by their products. If you ever have any trouble with zippers, straps, clips or tears just call customer service and they will correct the issue promptly. I recommend these book bags to everyone I know. I will never buy another brand.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby northnjmom Looks good!
Ordered this on Thursday and it arrived today, (Monday). The monogram is in nickel and it looks great on the red my son chose.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby supersarah26 Will last for YEARS!
When I was in elementary school, every year my parents had to buy me a new backpack (some years, I went through more than one!). However, when I started high school, they decided that enough was enough and bought me the L.L.Bean Deluxe book pack.
It lasted through four years of high school, four years of university, and three years of law school without either wearing out or running out of capacity to carry what I needed to carry. Although I no longer need to use it every day, I still use it frequently when I travel or to transport groceries.
My only advice of caution to purchasers is to make sure you really like the colour you are buying since you will be stuck with that colour for years!
August 10, 2014