Rated 5 out of 5 by aprilj303 High quality backpack
My son has carried this backpack for three years now and it looks as good today as it did three years ago. The fabric is stick crisp and the colors are bright. The threading on the embroidery is pristine. The zippers are tight.
We are very pleased with this backpack. Highly recommended!
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CentrevilleMom Great pack why discontinue it?
We bought our 1st bag when my DD started K and she is taking it to 3rd this year still in perfect condition. My other 2 DD also have them and I am so sad that my sons will not get to use this bag. They have really held up and the lunch box is a great addition. Hope they reconsider and bring it back.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VaMomOfThree excellent elementary school bag
Washes great! This will be the 5th year my son has carried his critter pack. Worth the money! Lots of space.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarpMom The One That Lasted
I am sad to see them discontinuing this bag. We have had one for four years and there are only a few small holes beginning to form despite it being dragged around and overfilled. Before this we went through a few backpacks a year. It is a good performer.
August 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ACAmom Shark critter backpack
We have a old critter pack from LL Bean which has the embroidered tarantula on it. I have to tell LL Bean to please go back to the old design. The old zipper pulls were nice,the older style also had a full zipper. The design on the old bag was much nicer. My son wanted a change and that is why we got the shark bag. I do love the LL Bean backpacks and the Great service they have. Please consider the old critter backpack design.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by swimgirl1209 teacher/grad student/swim coach loves this bookbag
I received this backpack in the summer of 2004 ... right before I went back to school as a teacher and a grad student. IT FIT EVERYTHING!!! Laptop, 2 - 3 large and heavy textbooks, Binder, 2 five subject notebooks, long planbook with tons of plans and towel and bathing suit to boot. I still use it today ... school, beach, day trips, roadtrips, travel abroad, national parks, and to disneyworld ... it holds everything!!! Zippers still work great, velco still sticks. I have washed it once or twice due to dirt.
July 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SuperMomShopaholic Llbean makes the best backpacks!
I bought 4 of these for my kids 6 years ago when my oldest was in Sr Kindergarten, we still have them all, and they still look new! My grade 6 son has decided he needs something bigger so we're looking to upgrade to the super deluxe pack which I expect will last the rest of his educational career. The only thing wrong with the critter packs is that they're small so kids outgrow them which seems crazy 'since some of my friends buy their kids new backpacks every fall! Keep up the good work LLBean!
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lj1121 Can't believe it's discontinued
I am beyond disappointed that the critter backpack was discontinued. My son used it for all of Kindergarten and 1st grade and will probably use it again for 2nd grade. Both the backpack and the lunchbox are in perfect condition. I tried to get one for my daughter who is entering Kindergarten this fall and was devastated to find out it was discontinued. It never even crossed my mind that that could happen. I should've bought it 2 years ago and saved it for her.
July 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanShopperChicagoMom Great Quality But Needs Redesign
The quality of the Critter pack is excellent. Zippers and material are super strong and withstand abuse. Backpack looks brand new after a school year. Love the one big pocket, which is great for the k-2 crowd. The problem is the water bottle pockets. They do not work at all, not even a little. This drives my child and I both crazy. We are now researching new backpacks for second grade.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by teachervalerie Greatest Backpack
Bought this backpack for my daughter going into Kindergarten, this fall (2013) she will be in 3rd grade! She has used it every year and it shows very little wear and tear! This has been a great backpack! There is plenty of room for her to carry all of her stuff to and from school! Now I'm back to buy one for my son going to Kindergarten!
July 9, 2013