Rated 5 out of 5 by phillpsych You Get What You Pay For, (and then some)
I have owned some nice packs in the past, and wore out my most recent one... (actually my teenager wore it out, but he's not responsible for anything...). So I have been shopping around, and the prices vary quite a bit. I think the price for this pack is very reasonable, especially for what you get. I can put my 15" MacBook, my iPad, chargers for each and for my phone, pens and pencils, a note book, a couple files, business cards, a couple books, and still have room to spare. I have unused pockets and spaces still available. It is well built, nice looking, easy to carry, sturdy and lightweight. Time will tell on how long it lasts, but for now, I couldn't be happier. No need for fancier stuff... this does the trick.
February 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by twsj everything fits
comfortable with plenty of storage/multitude of different pockets
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WIshooter Great value bag!
I was impressed immediately by the bag, but thought it felt smaller than it looked. Just packed the bag for 3 days of campIng and found it's actually bigger. I had plenty of room to spare and it fits comfortably on my back. Couldn't be happier!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicknamedreviewer great daypack
This pack is a great size for a long dayhike and for bringing workout gear and a lunch to work. It has many compartments for staying organized and the compression straps are perfectly placed for keeping the pack stable/close to my back. I love the separate fleece lined sunglass pocket the Bean's is putting in many of their packs these days and this one has it. It is the perfect size for me (5'8") and very comfortable to wear.
September 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by wildwill2 okay but zippers tough to work
Good features, but the zippers don't function too well.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by islandogs Love it
I was looking for something for weekend getaways. Pleasantly surprised how much I can get into this with still more space available plus lots of little hidden compartments. Plus the two side pouches are so deep they can be used for lots more than just a water bottle. The weight of it is nice and light and it's well put together so it should last a long long time. I like it.
August 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jkro Ridge Runner
Great pack. Lots of compartments. I purchased it for traveling to Hawaii as my carry on bag and for day hikes. It's the first pack I've bought for myself and it fits comfortably. I usually use my kids old packs. Love the red color. Easy to spot.
July 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Duke6043 Well put together ruck
Replaced a torn worn out pack great ruck only issue so far is the chest strap was routed wrong though the plastic snap easy fix use it daily for my 100 mile round trip motorcycle commute the lined pocket is great for glasses next week a 4 day train trip to Chicago
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kris27 Just what I needed!
This is great for light hiking or a day pack. I use it for all my stuff going to and from work in Seattle and take it on day hikes. Perfect!
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MidwestMomOf4 Best Back Pack, Worth Every Penny!
We outgrew our previous back pack. I was looking for a larger and more durable one to use as we carry a back pack everywhere we go. We have twins, so we always need hand wipes, bottled water, snacks, etc. When we outgrew our previous (diaper bag back pack), I knew that I was going to get a LLBean back pack. I am already an avid Bean shopper, so adding a Bean back pack to our family was a must. I narrowed it down to 3 Bean back packs and went for it and got this $99 dollar one. I was skeptical at first because of the price, but reassured myself that it's a Bean back pack and it's worth it. The back pack has water proof material. The back is cushioned. The straps are extremely comfortable. I pack it until it's full and it doesn't seem that heavy as the padding and construction of the back pack distribute the weight accordingly. There is a pocket on the front that is lined with very soft material...for glasses, or your phone. It has an insulated, padded compartment inside for your computer, ipad, or water pack. There are many pockets, so for those whom like everything in it's right place, this back pack does it. It has a second pocket inside for a cell phone. I got the red/black/grey one and it's true to color. The zippers are great as they are a high quality plastic grade that wont break, but wont cut you and when you zip it open or closed, it zips smoothly. We are looking forward to using this back pack all summer long, on vacation, and for many years to come. We purchased this back pack as an investment, knowing that we will be using it everyday for years to come. The size is also perfect for an adult or teenager boy. This would make a great back pack for high school or college. I also like the bottle holders on the sides because they are not mesh, as they are of a solid material that expands. The mesh bottle holders just rip. And the bottle holders was another selling feature for me that was a must. Overall, I give this back pack 5 stars. Hope this review helps.
May 22, 2013