Rated 5 out of 5 by Parent2 Holds up great
We bought this backpack for my son when he started Kindergarten. He is now finishing up second grade. He took it to school every day, and he even used it for swim practices and as a weekend bag. The backpack still looks great, wears well, the zipper has never gotten stuck, the material is "hole-free", and the straps are still cushiony. The red color is fabulous, and the monogram is still as sharp as the first day he wore it. I just talked with LL Bean, and they said the backpack you would order today is the exact same as the one I bought three years ago.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mommyof3AL Nice Quality
Very nice quality backpack.I bought two of these in different colors and had them monogrammed and they are wonderful. My kids are very happy with them and so am I!
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tqueen1308 GET YOURS NOW!
i just bought my 6 year old daughter her first LL Bean backpack for 1st grade. i ordered it on a Monday and by Wednesday afternoon it was at my door :) talk about FAST SHIPPING. Nice and durable material and very true to its color. WORTH EVERY PENNY YOU SPEND!!!
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BoysInTheHouse 6 years in, and still going
I have two boys, entering 6th and 4th grades. They have each had one of these backpacks since kindergarten. So 6 and 4 years in, they are still going strong. It is very durable and they love them.
Last year, just for a change (not because anything was wrong with the one he had), I bought an off-the-rack backpack and it tore within a few months. So he was back to using his trusty LL Bean pack. Now my oldest is entering middle school and I'm looking at the bigger backpacks available. He is 11, but given they last for years, you really have to consider the lifetime of the backpack and the age/stage he will need down the road.
The only negative of this backpack is that it doesn't have water bottle pockets.
Positives: water resistant, reflective, lightweight, durable.
July 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shaineinok Good bag but not great
We bought our daughter the book bag when she entered 3rd grade in 2011, I really loved the bag and it worked well for her. My only complain is that it is now 2014 and the straps are coming apart. I was expecting this bag to last longer.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mamaof4inthecountry The only backpack you need!
This backpack is becoming a rite of passage in our house. All three of my school age children receive one when they go to kindergarten and my eldest is going into 2nd grade. They are all boy and these backpacks have stood the test of time. Three years going and it still looks like new, even though it has transported as many "cool" rocks to school as it has books and homework. Definitely worth the money and it will last far longer from a design and durability perspective then a cheaper character pack.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mavsfans2002 Best Backpack EVER!
Purchased this backpack for my son when he started Kindergarten. He used this all through second grade and is just now outgrowing it. The backpack is in EXCELLENT condition! And this is after 3 year of use by a boy and toting to afters school daycare as well. We are moving up to the bigger backpack and know that it will also last several years. Well worth the money and saves having to buy a backpack every school year.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PinNC Excellent Backpack
We bought 2 of these when my kids started pre-K, they are entering 2nd grade now and the backpacks still look brand new. I've even put them in the washing machine, once, and they came out beautifully. We've used them for school and summer camps. My kids want new patterns, but I'm hard pressed to buy more until these are too small as they still look brand new!
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OHMomof7and2 Worth every penny
I received an LL Bean backpack right before I began my freshman year of high school, and that was in 1992. To this day, I still have that same backpack. Nothing has broken on it EVER. I used it everyday in high school until I graduated and I have used it to pack for trips, taken it to the beach, etc. And it still looks good. I am going to order a backpack and lunch box for my daughter who is getting ready to start the 2nd grade. Definitely recommend that everybody should get one. You won't have to buy another one.
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CharleneR Great Backpack!
My son started using this backpack in September 2010 for Kindergarten and just finished up 3rd grade a few weeks ago and it is still in excellent condition. He still wants to continue to use it this coming school year for 4th grade. I would not hesitate to recommend this backpack to anyone. I am grateful for all the money I have saved by not having to by a new backpack each school year!
July 3, 2014