Rated 5 out of 5 by kimberly686 Great pack for Preschool-Kindergarten
I bought this backpack for my son going into kindergarten. He loved the dino print and we got the matching lunch box. This was the perfect size for kindergarten in Florida. It held up very well and still looks new, even after my boy had it, which is saying something. The size is nice in that it fit well even on my very tall boy, but wasn't bulky. The size is not nice in that putting even a light jacket inside with the lunch box in there maxed out the space. If you live in a cold climate this one would be too small for you. I still love it, and my preschooler will be inheriting it for this coming year, and I anticipate he'll use it through kindergarten as well.
July 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MicheleP Great for Preschool not Kindergarten
The quality of the backpack is awesome. We did have a little trouble with the zipper. My son had a difficult time fitting all of his folders and books from Kindergarten. I would suggest size up for elementary. Wish that LLBean would make the Jr. a little bigger and that would solve the issue. With that being said, my oldest son has had his backpack from 1st grade- 5th with little signs of wear.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYCLLBean33 Personalized backpack for years of use
Living in NYC, this is the best birthday gift, a kid does not need another toy to clutter up the apartment. Instead we gave a backpack with the child's name embroidered on it and the parents and child loved it. The jr backpack can be worn by kids starting at about age 2 (depending on what you put in it) and until the kid is about 7/8. We noticed this gift was a huge hit since it can be used for years. The backpack withstands quite a bit and comes in many colors and designs. We even started giving hte backpacks before the kid was 2 because it is versatile and can be used as a diaper bag.
July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KMM0998 AMAZING
As a senior in high school, almost everyone in the school uses this backpack. Yes we can fit all out stuff inside of them, even our giant yearbooks. It makes it easy to carry them to every class and place under the desk or on the floor. Everybody loves to have them monogrammed and they last the entire year!
July 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by grandkidsRule Tried and True
Have bought so many of these backpacks-they never disappoint. Sized as stated-these have lasted us years. Matching lunch boxes were a real hit with the kids. No problem fitting all their needs in these,
July 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AshleyBB FANTASTIC!
I have ordered these backpacks since I was in Middle School, I still carry one in College. Best quality around.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by spkllb Happy with purchase
I bought this backpack numerous times- for my children, then ages 3 and 4, and more recently as birthday gifts for their friends. I think the size is just right for my kids. It is large enough to fit school supplies (like folders) and it is easy for the kids to carry.
June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by chrissy6309 15 Years Later...
I can't recommend these backpacks enough. I started buying them for my daughters when they were in preschool. Every year I bought them a new one even though I didn't need to, just because their tastes changed. They are now in college, and I still have the backpacks from all of those years. These days we use them for things like day trips and to store things like winter scarves and gloves or for my youngest daughter's Barbie collection - they have taken some serious abuse over the years and are still almost like new. I'm amazed. I'll never buy a backpack from anywhere else. Ever.
June 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gramazona Great quality for the price
I bought this for my 5 yr old grandson last fall. Could not be happier with the quality and the price. The zipper never got stuck and was easy to zip. It held up well all the school year (he took it to school everyday). The size is just right for him. It is in such good shape that he will be able to use it again this school year. I plan to buy one for his younger brother for pre-school. Thank you LL Bean!
June 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by COMommyof3 Terrific bag, but a little too small
I got this for my kindergartner, and it is VERY sturdy. However, it is just a smidge too small to fit his homework folder in. Be aware of this if your child has to carry home a folder each day and go with the next larger size, the original book pack. We are keeping it for vacations and day trips, as it is comfortable for him to wear. I expect we will have this for a long time, if it wears as well as the bigger ones my older kids have.
June 17, 2015