Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarahmmmm Had this for years.
My mother bought me this backpack in the 5th grade. I am now in my 4th year of college and this thing is STILL lasting me. No rips, tears, and is still fairly waterproof. It has made it backpacking through Europe, down to Cape Town and all over the United States with me too. Once this thing finally decides to give out, I'm probably going to come right back and buy the same one.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomWithActiveFamily Sturdy Excellent Nice color selection
Ordered in Red for my 8th grader, with high school next year in mind. The red is a darker tone, not blood red, perfect for a boy (or girl) who doesn't want anything garish, but great for a mom who wants red to easily locate the backpack, It is very roomy. Holds a large Case It zip binder plus an additional Case It folio that's large, in the main pocket, with room to spare. Then all the additional sections, that hold gym pants, T shirt, etc. Very well made. I'm thrilled.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hjrhjr Super Deluxe Book Bag review
Love all LL Bean Book bags. My son is in 8th grade & keeps his bag packed daily. This is a great durable bag. Feels comfortable.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeannieRev Super Deluxe Book Pack is Super!
I ordered this back pack for my petite 11 year old daughter. I have purchased back packs from LL Bean before and have always been satisfied. My daughter loves all the pockets but especially the mesh pocket on the side that holds her water bottle perfectly. She loves all the compartments. Great bag!
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arif 3rd backpack
This is the 3rd time i purchase a backpack from LL Bean and it's because they LAST "forever"!!! My eldest's backpack lasted from junior year in H.S. thru 4 years in college and 1st year in veterinary school. My other child's backpack lasted from freshman year in H.S. thru his jr year in college. The only problem they had was a wheel came off like in the 3rd year. We added a new washer and fixed it bc the wheel was still in good condition as was all else and we didn't want to send it to LL B for a few days. Great backpacks! I have one more child at home, and for sure I will purchase her a new backpack for college in about a year from here again!
January 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by farmLLBeaner Happy with it!
I got this for Christmas and have only used it a little but I really do like it. it is very strong and has multiple pockets for stuff you don't want crushed by textbooks and such. I wasn't able to get the color I wanted because it was back ordered for 2/3 months though and the cell phone pocket is a bit small (on the strap). Other than that it is great and I would highly recommend it!
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newnanni Best of the Bunch!
I shopped with my granddaughter for backpacks and in the end, this was the one she chose. Was the most comfortable to carry and had the best pockets for all her "stuff". She is off to college in the fall, so the design also had to be "cool".
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeanniemdh Best Backpack
This is the best backpack! I bought all 3 of my children these when they started school in kindergarten. They have lasted and lasted. My son and daughter begged to buy new, trendier ones after about 5 years and I finally agreed this year after 7 years...big mistake. The one we got my son lasted about 3 months before having one of the straps break so we went back and bought a new LLBean backpack. This will last forever, will never buy anything else!
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BellevuePAFamily Finally a big enough backpack!
We had to compare dimensions to find a backpack big enough for our 7th grader's books. He likes to bring home his text books and two huge binders just in case... and it all fits inside this LL Bean Super Deluxe. Also, this will be strong enough to hold up under all that weight! We are so glad we found this so we don't have to keep buying new backpacks every few months because they could not handle the job!
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kydaylilylady Excellent value
First off, if your child wants new stuff every year, then this book bag is not for them because if you buy one for your child in kindergarten, it will still be going strong at the end of his or her senior year in high school. They're THAT good. I just bought another one for my college freshman since the zipper in her bag finally gave up the fight. That book bag is still in great shape with the exception of the zipper and she hates to give it up. And I might yet see if I can find a suitable zipper and try to replace it myself. Just can't say enough good about these bags.
January 1, 2014