Rated 5 out of 5 by Andrew3239 Best Backpack I've Ever Owned
I received this backpack as a birthday gift just before entering my freshman year of high school. I had been begging my parents for it for years, and they finally gave in. This backpack has exceeded all of my expectations. I am graduating high school in less than a month, and this bag shows almost no signs of aging. It has withstood four years of honors and AP coursework being constantly lugged around, along with countless vacations and camping trips and overnight trips and trips to the beach or to a friends house or anywhere else you could imagine. There is nothing that this bag cannot carry. It is a must have for high school and beyond. I recommend it to every single person that gives me the chance. My future family will never own anything other than an LLBean Backpack.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matliff Excellent pack
I have owned this pack for over 10 years.As an avid day hiker, camper, and active full time fireman, I use this pack daily to carry anything that I could get to fit in it from large rocks to my 15lb dogs. Ive used it as a carry-on overnight bag for planes and a change of clothes on overnight hikes. I'm looking to replace it because all the heavy duty things i have transported through the years has caused the waterproof lining to deteriorate. One of the best features is the "shoe/boot" compartment on bottom. It keeps my dirty shoes away from my clean clothes. I am buying the same bag for replacement. just wish they still had it in hunter green
April 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bestabita Big and roomy
Purchased this backpack for my grandson who needed a bigger one for school. Their school just got chrome books and he needed it to fit in his backpack together with all the other folders and books. This was the perfect fit, there was also a separate zippered compartment on the bottom where he could put his gym clothes.
I have been buying backpacks from LLBean for the past 30 years for my daughters, myself and now my grandchildren and have never been disappointed.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mama4fish Roomy backpack
My kids need a bit more room in their backpacks. I have purchased 2 so far and they're great. They simply feel a lot sturdier than any other backpack brand out there. They also play sports and are able to fit their gear into the pack along with their books.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by zhollo Great backpack for my high school student
I bought this to replace his old backpack. It's really roomy and he loves the orange color.
October 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Keeponmoving Big for all your books
This is a big backpack, yes, but sometimes big isn't always the best.
If the straps can't hold the contents of the backpack , then something needs to be reinforced. I love the separate pocket for dirty sneakers or smelly gym clothes .
This is our 3rd turbo pack. The 1st pack ; the elastic webbing on outside broke off the first week , but the straps lasted a couple years. The 2nd pack ; same thing, but the strap just "let go" during school . I am not sure what the problem is, my daughters' LLBean back pack lasted years! (Similar back pack 8-years older).
On the plus side , LLBean has the best & nicest Customer Service around. Always friendly AND polite, not very common in today's retail world.
October 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Donnalh Backpack
This backpack needs to have side water bottle holders. I had to chose this backpack due to a defect in a different style backpack, that I ordered for my son for school, he's a little guy. It's a good backpack, not for school though.
October 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
by Poolah It's falling apart after less than a year of use
My son has to carry a lot of books every day to school. This is why I got him this bag last year; it is specifically advertised to withstand heavy loads. This is why I was surprised when I found that the top strap, the plastic attachments for the bungee chord, and the arm straps began to unravel at the seams, less than three months into its life. I didn't buy him a bag at the beginning of the school this year to replace this poor excuse for a backpack. The top strap is completely broken now and the arm straps have continued to fray. It is falling apart. LL Bean is known for its quality, and because of this I am very disappointed.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scarter Son's Backpack
LL Bean makes the best backpacks that hold up. My 12 year old son out grew the first LLBean backpack and this is the replacement. All three of my kids have LL Bean backpacks and they've all held up with no issues.
October 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BRCD7248 Spacious yes! Durable No!
This is the second Turbo Transit Pack in the last year that I am returning. The first one I purchased for my middle school aged son in Sept. 2013. It was at the end of the school year that I saw the inside liner of the pack had come apart. I ordered the second Turbo Transit Pack in the summer of 2014 and the plastic hooks on the outside of the pack that hold the elastic band/strap are coming apart. This is really disappointing quality from LL Bean. Their older back packs seem to have been more durable. On the plus side this pack is quite large. It holds a lot of stuff binders included! I love the compartment on the bottom of the pack, perfect for gym clothes!
October 9, 2014