Rated 2 out of 5áby MrsGoodshop No chest strap :(
I purchased this backpack for my son because he needed a bigger backpack for his junior high school materials. This pack is nice-looking and holds a lot, but my 5'9" athletic son found it difficult to carry all his stuff in it because the load was unbalanced. There is a waist strap, but that doesn't effectively redistribute all the weight this voluminous bag is designed to carry. I returned it. My son is using his previous LL Bean pack again... the one with the chest strap.
February 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby LitiGATOR This Bag has EVERYTHING!
I got this backpack for my son who is in his first year of college... he is a totally unorganized (but smart) young man who would lose his head if it was not attached. This bag has him organized and together.... finally. There is a place for everything, including his cell phone right on the strap. I love it and so does he. It is so huge that even with a full schedule it is not full.... he can get every textbook, notebook, and paper inside.... plus his laptop and his lunch (when he remembers it). Each of my kids will be getting this bag when they start college!
November 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5áby Sugarcane1962 Bean Stands By Their Guarantee!
I purchased a Turbo Transit II backpack for my son who was starting high school. I chose an LLBean pack because of its guarantee and the great reviews. Unfortunately, the first pack began to come apart at the seams holding the straps onto the pack. I contacted LLBean and they exchanged the pack for a new one at no cost to me! The second pack made it through a second year of school, but just barely. This time the padded shoulder pads shredded and a compartment in the interior of the pack ripped at the top seam. Again Bean stepped up to the plate and exchanged the pack. I am hoping that the first two packs were unfortunate "lemons" and that this pack will get him through more than just one year of school. Yes, my son has ALOT of books that he carries back and forth on the subway, but that is precisely why I chose this pack to begin with. It manages to carry all his books and the padded straps make it easier on his back. In any case, I really appreciate the fact that LLBean agrees with me that a backpack should last longer than just one year, especially at this price point. I am hoping that the third time is indeed the charm and that this pack will at last live up to its expectations.
October 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby NHSmiley Meets my needs
I needed a gym bag to hold my clothes, shoes, diapers, bottles, and gear for teaching classes. This bag fit the bill and so far has been great. It holds a ton of stuff and keeps me hands free to handle the kids. I haven't had it that long, but am sure it will hold up, it's LLBean. And if not, they'll fix it!
October 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby BornConfuzed Pleased
My ancient deluxe bookpack finally died in all of the zipper areas so I traded it in for a gift card which I used to cut the price of this bag in half. One week in I'm pretty pleased. The bag is slightly wider than my old one and the way the stacked pockets are set-up I can carry more books in not much more space. Also, I feel that the bag distributes weight better and isn't as hard on my back or my shoulders as the deluxe was. My only concern is the zippers tend to stick unless you open it from exactly the right angle, but that's not too big a deal. I haven't gotten to use the shoe pocket on the bottom yet but I'm hoping for great things.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby Tsquare Lasting backpack
Bought one last year for my middle schooler and one this year for my littler one going into middle school next year. So far so good- very happy with the product and it's durability and its ability to grow with them- Here is to a long history together!
October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby alnscgr11 Very Roomy!!!!
I just receieved my daughter backpack 2day!!!! I luv color navy palsley... It look like it wasn't a good color when I order it... My daughter is a sixth grade with binders and textbooks everything fit right into this backpack.... I even luv that extra strap that goes around your wristline. Very roomy backpack!!!
October 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby dawnv worth the money !
This bag is awesome !! My son just started highschool this year & we needed a replacement bookbag. He loves it ! It's fits everything he needs it to and has a waist strap that helps alliviate the stress on his back ! For an "overpacked" bookbag, he said it's "comfortable". It even has a bottom storage area for his football cleats !!
October 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby LongIslandGirl85 Daughter is brand loyal
Bought this item to replace backpack of same make model. Lasts a very long time,
October 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby cubscoutingmom Excellent Bag
Bought this bag for my sixth grader when it became clear that his youth-sized pack from elementary school wasn't going to make the cut for middle school. The bag is everything I'd hoped for and more! Plenty of room for textbooks and binders, space for a jacket, little pockets for things that need safe-keeping, and even a bottom compartment for gym clothes and sneakers! Clearly built to last. I really see this bag taking my guy right through to high school. Plus, he really likes the plaid! My boy is 5'3", and I was concerned the bag would be too big on him, but he's managing just fine. Bean's free shipping is amazing! Had the bag within 48 hours of placing the order.
September 26, 2012