Rated 3 out of 5 by shopbeanshop Sad to Not Have
Agree with other female customers - need more color choices. A teal or bright blue! Also, why no water bottle holder? HS students carry so much...help with holding a bottle. Please consider acting on these concerns. Only buy Llbean packs over the years. Love the side handle.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CandSMom Love this bag! More Colors PLEASE!
I am a huge LL Bean fan! Especially when it comes to backpacks. The quality and choices are unsurpassed. This bag is the roomiest bag I could find for my 12 year old son, who needed something big enough to carry all his binders for school. I love the storage at the bottom, too! The only complaint I have, is that the colors are all "boy colors". My 15 year old daughter sure could benefit from this bag, but she won't purchase it because she only likes teal!
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CDJP Love it!
Spacious, light, attractive, and great for my everyday work life! Love the different compartments!
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by bowliner I Like it!
I travel a lot as a consultant. I like the compartment design. The bottom compartment is very handy for extra shoes, clothes or cords. It can act as a cushion for a laptop since there is not a built in sleeve. It does not have an external bottle compartment, but I found that with other backpacks, the bottles tend to fall well... shoot out during landing when the packs are stowed under the seats of airplanes. There is enough room in the pack to include all of my work stuff,extra clothes (including shoes) and dopp kit and still fit under the seat of the plane.
November 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SirenVeela Very nice backpack
Very nice and roomy. Bought this for my daughter to carry the giant load of books for high school. Seems durable and I think it will last for a long time. Wish there had been more color choices at the time I bought it (November). The first pack we bought somewhere else, at the beginning of the school year, was falling apart already.
One improvement I would make - have an outside mesh pocket for carrying a water bottle. There isn't really anything on the outside to clip a bottle to.
Overall, very pleased with this purchase.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GIndy Roomy, sturdy pack
This is a great backpack. It is huge, which is good, because my son carries all 35lbs of his books all day in school. Unfortunately, all of the cord knobs on the back have fallen off and the unused waist strap keeps sliding off the pack, and while other ll bean packs have lasted several years in the past, I am not sure this one will make it through the school year. There are two sections of seam that have become fuzzy, but we cannot tell yet if it is abrasion or a beginning rip. Even with the failings, 5 stars.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debd8252 Best back pack ever
We have had a few LL BEAN Backpacks and this is by far the roomiest, and easiest to keep organized for my son. The multiple handle options, the bottom pouch for Gym Clothes and the Bungie in the front to trap the hoodie when taken off are a few of my favorite things. I am hoping it is durable enough to stand up to the middle school kid....... our others have had issues with handles ripping and fabric wearing thru. Although they were replaced It makes it just one more thing to deal with. So far so good with this beauty!
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by oldwomanwithpack Great Travel Pack
I received one of these as a gift a year ago and then bought this one for my husband. The design and weight of this pack is perfect. These are all we carry now on trips - 3 weeks in Turkey, 10 days in Italy, a long Amtrak trip in the US, etc. It is amazing what they will hold, and how comfortable they are to wear - so much better than dragging a rolling suitcase everywhere you go. And, they smush down to fit under a seat or in an overhead bin where a regular suitcase wouldn't stand a chance. The large compartment on the bottom of the bag seems to be what makes the difference between this pack and others I have used. I highly recommend it!
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeancheeseburritos BEST Backpack I've ever had!
I've gone through a lot of backpacks in the past couple of years, but this beats them all! It's super durable, and considering the amount of homework I bring home, I would know. The pockets are not overwhelming, but they are rationally placed and there's a lot of them! Best backpack I've ever purchased =D
November 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CoolLLBeanStuff Satisfied
I got this backpack today and it seems to have help up all my books perfectly fine. It is very well build and looks good. The only thing bad I have to say is that my brother got this backpack when he first went into high school and I remember it was much larger. I was hoping for something bigger but it does its job.
November 12, 2014