Rated 3 out of 5áby LLBeanGoodCustomer Hasn't changed
This is the exact same design of rolling backpack (except for the absence of water bottle holder) as the one I threw away about seven years ago, with the same advantages (durability), but also the same problems -- i.e. it is much too heavy and too expensive! Too heavy when it's empty to lift up and downstairs as I have to do, just to get it out of the house or into the trunk of the car, and WAY too heavy when it's loaded. Something that requires as much energy to lift in short spurts as a shoulder bag with the weight more evenly distributed requires over the long haul isn't worth it to me -- the annoyance of having to lift this heavy weight up and down steps and curbs and in and out of the car and take a circuitous walk to school to try to avoid as many of those steps and curbs as possible, plus the noise it makes, all outweigh its advantages for me. The frame needs to be much lighter. Plus, it's extremely expensive!
October 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Mae32 Rolling Book Pack
I purchased this for my son when he started 4th grade, as the homework load increased-so did the weight of what he was bringing home. This is our 5th year using the SAME book bag - it is great! He just began 8th grade and it is still accommodating all of his his work, lunch, drink bottles, calculator, etc. I bought a 2nd for child number 2 and he is on his 3rd year w/ it and am getting ready to buy a 3rd one for my daughter. They are built to last, durable, the adjustable handle makes it easy for them to navigate, zippers have never broken and it carries everything they need! Highly recommend!
September 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby garnerzone Backsaver
This backpack has been amazing for my daughter. She has a back condition that keeps her from being able to carry heavy loads in her backpack. This pack looks great, rolls very well and is so durable!
September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Wisconsin05 Very durable
I don't usually write a review but I must say my investment in this bag is totally worth it.
I bought this bag when my daughter was entering 2nd grade. She will be in 5th grade this fall and this bag is still holding up. The wheels are working just fine - we roll it to and from school - in the mud and in the snow. The zipper does get stuck sometimes but nothing major. ( It did not break!
There is a little wear and tear but nothing major.
I am so happy with this bag and so proud to tell people
that I never spent anymore money on other school bags.
I bought my son a similar bag ( a little bigger) when he was in 1st Grade and he will be in 3rd grade this fall. That bag is still in perfect condition - and my son has been rough with it.
I am sure we'll keep using it until he gets tired of it - hopefully when he is done with 8th grade. :)
August 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Best backpack ever...only one problem
My kids loved these, they have lasted for years.
I bought one for my son that lasted for a few years of grade school and all through middle school and still looked brand new. The only reason he stopped using it was because he outgrew it and needed to carry more books in high school.
Also got one for my daughter that has lasted several years of grade school, but now it won't fit in her middle school locker. It still looks brand new. : (
August 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Zoeyshops Rolling backpack
I agree with other users that the negatives regarding this pack are the lack of a water bottle holder and zipper closure covering. My daughter forget to close her water bottle completely and twice we were left with wet books and saturated folders.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby BOOMERETTE CARRY-ON
I purchased one of these several years ago to use as an airplane carry-on. It hasn't let me down yet. The 2 front pockets are good for easy access to reading & writing materials or snacks; the main compartment holds a light set of overnight necessities "just in case" I get stuck at some airport ! The wheels make it SO MUCH EASIER when I have to run for a connecting flight! The size is just right for the overhead compartment & the different designs are easy to find should you need to check it at the plane door. It has held up wonderfully. My ONLY COMPLAINT is that a purse doesn't balance when slung over the handle; it hangs. Others think it's great idea :) I may purchase another to better match my new luggage !
August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Renea Rolling Booksack
Great Item.. Daughter loves it..
August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby ColleenMP Greatest rolling backpack I've had.
This backpack has served me probably for 4-5 yrs now and I am finally thinking of replacing it. I use it to bring everything I need to and from work every day from my car at the trolley station and then to my place of work and back again. I had worn out 2 previous rolling backpacks before-literally wearing the wheels in half-but the in-line skate wheels on the LL Bean bag have really held up. They have taken a beating as I'm constantly rolling over rough asphalt and tracks to my office and back to catch the trolley home. I wish I could replace those as the rest of the bag is in pretty good shape (except for the zipper on the main pocket which has two points where the zipper is not easy to close any more). I do see that the new bags don't have the mesh pockets on the sides and I have to concur with those comments that they did sag due to the pocket not being deep enough. Maybe in the future they can be added again only deeper. Definitely the right size to go on a plane or train and great for short trips. I'll gladly buy another of these bags in the near future.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby HarpWoman Quality merchandise service & guarentees! Win/win!
I am so impressed with my shopping experience with the L.L. Bean company that I am taking the time to shout it to the world!! I purchased two Carryall Rolling Gear Bags and a Deluxe Rolling Bookpack long ago. After years of use the telescoping handle from the bookpack no longer functioned properly and there was a tear in a top seam. One of the wheels from the Carryall Rolling Gear Bag no longer rolled properly and was flipping from side to side making it a hassle to use. I am a working musician and use these great bags for my gear. I called customer service. They sent me a return shipping label and are replacing both bags free of charge. They are courteous helpful polite and positive. They care about quality and customer relations. They are a pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend this company and their products to everyone. You can not loose, win/win! Rock On L. L. Bean. I should write a happy blues song for them! Octavia BluesQuality merchandise service & guarentees! Win/win!
April 17, 2015