Rated 5 out of 5 by Miltjo12 Fantastic Backpack
I am a college student, and I absolutely love this backpack! It has 2 large mesh pockets for water bottles, and they are big enough for the large 32 oz water bottles. It has lots of internal pockets, including a small fleece-lined one on the front, and several elasticized pockets or ones with velcro closures in the smaller outer section. The large section of the bag has a padded laptop section and 2 slip pockets which help keep things upright in the large section. The large section also has a small zippered pocket that hangs from the top that allows easy access to small items. It also has great padding on the straps and back. This is the last backpack I will ever buy!
November 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HappyCustomer114 Light and waterproof
I bought this for my 9 year old daughter who is in 4th grade. I like that when it isn't full it is not bulky, but it can expand when you put larger items in it. The side pockets are a great feature too for her water bottle. She had it in the rain yesterday and nothing in it got wet!! I would definitely recommend this item to others!
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loubutts1964 Bought for commuting on my bike
Love it! Lots of storage and compartments. Perfect for what I needed it for. Bought it in orange to help with visibility.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by avellone5 Makes for a great day pack for college students
I just bought this a couple of weeks ago and it was shipped very fast. Because it was over $50, I got a free $10 gift card for LL Bean, too! So far, I have been able to fit my laptop, binders, notebooks, textbooks and folders in here with ease. I'm not sure why people are complaining about this being too small, how many books should a sixth grader have? I guess college students are required to carry less. I go to college so I need to keep things organized and this has several pockets including a fleece lined pocket perfect for a cellphone. The gunmetal grey is a great color and it is extremely comfortable. It also seems very durable.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by delawareperrys Perfect Backpack
I purchased this backpack for my daughter over a year ago. She is now a senior in high school and loves this backpack. She is able to store several binders, supplies, lunch bag, water bottle, etc in it without carrying a huge pack. The backpack has held up very well and we plan to purchase another one for our other daughter.
September 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kiwickle Great pack - but quite small
We bought this pack for rising 6th grader in hopes he could use it for a long time - like other LL Bean packs we've purchased in past. However, even tho' description sounded appropriate to his needs, the pack is incredibly small. Once his 3 inch binder is tucked in (a required item) and we try to figure out the gym bag situation - there is almost no way to zip the pack much less fit a textbook. It's a great little pack - very well made - as all things Bean - but we'll have to use it for sleepovers or hiking. Not useful for school.
August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BusyMominMD Kudos to LLBean for this backpack!
Looing for a durable backpack to tackle middle school (think enormous binders and a lunch box). My girl is NOT a pink and purple girl, but bright blue is just right for her! When it arrived she loved the look - sporty, but cute. Now that she's using it - WOW! The material is great - water resistant and tough, but lightweight. The compartments are arranged thoughtfully and there's plenty of room for big things and little things to be safely stowed. She's really pleased! And, honestly, I'm a little jealous! THANK YOU, LLBEAN!
August 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by malski Disappointed
My 17 year old loves the look of this backpack, not very flashy or boyish and looks great for an older teen, but there is no room in it?? I wish llbean would listen to customers and finally make one that is exactly this but can fit a folder, book and a lunch at the same time?? Come on llbean!
August 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 Didn't last more than 2 years--zipper catches
I purchased this for my 8th grader and I'm back two years later after having to throw this one away. While I am satisfied that he got 2 years out of it, for the price, I expect more. The fabric surrounding the zipper frayed and split and every time he tried to zip the backpack closed (and that happens a lot in a school day), it would catch. Very frustrating. I don't recommend this backpack.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caitlin57 Great Backpack
I have had this backpack, in Teal Mist, for two years now, and it has held of surprisingly well. I'm in college studying geology, so I've put it through a lot of field trips. It can hold lots of rocks easily, and withstands some pretty harsh environments. I love that there are so many pockets inside, and the water bottle pockets on the side are big enough to hold any size water bottle. My only issues are that the bottom is starting to get some holes in it and the color is fading quite a bit. I wouldn't really expect anything different, though, since its spend many long, sunny days in the field! Overall, this is a fantastic backpack for the price!
July 7, 2014