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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alyssa Super Cute!
I ordered this last week for my two-year-old niece, who has recently started daycare. Since her mom (my sister) also has a baby who attends, I figured it could make life a little easier if the toddler could carry her own stuff! I ordered the "School of Fish" pattern because it fits with my niece's personality, and had it monogrammed because my sister asked that it have her name on it.
The shipping was incredibly fast. I ordered this stuff on Friday, and both items I ordered--this and something for me--arrived the following Tuesday. The backpack was delivered to upstate Vermont, and mine to central New Hampshire. My sister just sent a picture of it. It's super cute, and my niece was very excited to get it in the mail! It looks big enough to hold a change of clothes and some diapers, which is exactly what she needs it for. She'll need an upgrade once she starts school, but for now, this fits.
June 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChrisAndMilena all around awsome back pack!!!
We bought one for our son the year before buying one for our daughter. The monogram is a great asset, no questions who it belongs to. They hold up very well to our kid's rough treatment, We have washed them several times with no fading or other problems. By mid-year the quality construction stands out against their classmates back packs. The vibrant colors make the kids easy to see from a distance. The quality to price is outstanding. We expect to get a least five years use of them. Spot on LL BEAN!!!!
April 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by TwinPatrolDad Well-constructed, nice size
We bought these for our twin five-year-old boys for school. They are large enough to carry what they need but not so big as to be unwieldy. Our only complaint--and this is a big one--is that there is no side pocket for a water bottle.
February 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Valleyblue Not just for kids!
The description for this backpack and all the reviews keep talking about how this is a perfect size for very young kids. Well, I don't have any kids and I am on the constant lookout for a small backpack I can use on a daily basis. Most kids backpacks are not suitable for adults in that I don't really want to walk around with a Spiderman pack over my shoulder or one covered with pink giraffes or race cars.
This one is a great size when I don't need to carry around a laptop and a bunch of other stuff. The organizer in the front zipper pocket is useful and overall, this will work for me.
I do agree with other reviewers in that it needs a holder for a water bottle. To make it perfect, a couple of outer pockets would be great to hold a cell phone and sunglasses. Kids could use them for something else, but a lot of kids have cell phones and sunglasses nowadays, too. My how times have changed.
If you're getting one of these for your little ones, think about one for yourself as well.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MamaByrne From Diaper Bag to Kindergarden Backpack
I have purchased three of these junior backpacks over the past 10 years. Each time upon the birth of a child. My children are now ages 10, 4, and 3 years old. I use it as a diaper bag for 2 years, and then once potty trained, as preschool and kindergarden backpacks.
I love the fact that these bags hold up through all the years. They NEVER wear out. We have never had a problem with a zipper or with the straps. All are heavy duty and stand up to wear and tear (and dirt!).
While not large, these bags easily hold all the essentials. When my kids were babies they comfortably hold 1 pkg wipes, a stack of 5-8 diapers, formula dispenser, and a bottle the main compartment. Pacifiers and antibacterial gel in the front compartment.
Once they hit the toddler stage, it held plenty of wipes, snacks, and sippy cups, plus a toy or 2.
Through preschool and kindergarden they hold 1 take home folder and a pair of tennis shoes, light jacket, or extra hat and mittens. They are not big enough to hold hold snow pants or other large items.
EASE OF USE
Backpack arm straps conveniently slip over umbrella stroller handles. It keeps things light and easy when traveling! As an adult I've worn these backpacks many times to keep my hands free. The straps do adjust to comfortably fit an adult. Also, once my toddlers were big enough, I did have them schlep their own diapers! They loved feeling "big" and having their own backpack of supplies.
My ten year old did want a bigger backpack once he got older, even though his junior backpack looked almost brand new. This would be an easy item to pass on to someone else, as I did, because it will hold up to years and years of use.
December 30, 2014