Rated 5 out of 5áby 3chilipeppers Perfect Size and Holds Up
I bought a previous version of this backpack for my son when he started kindergarten. He is small for his age, so it was a tad big, but I wanted him to be able to use it for several years (if it held up). Plus, I wanted the water bottle holders on the sides. The smaller backpacks aren't big enough to hold the folders he brings home either. I have middle school daughters and learned after a few backpack purchases that it is worth spending extra money on a good backpack. My son is now in 2nd grade, and this backpack still looks practically brand new! Paying more for this pack saved me money in the long run. I expect this one will take him through 3rd grade, then he may need a bigger backpack. I highly recommend L.L. Bean backpacks!
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Leigh272727 My son loves this backpack! Great Quality
I got this for my son after the big box store character one failed after just 8 weeks. I decided to spend the extra money for LL Bean quality and I am not disappointed! The mountain bike print and color is very cool. It's main pocket holds a binder, multiple library books the matching lunchbox (stuffed full) AND a sweatshirt, yet doesn't look or feel huge when my son has it on his back. I saw some reviews about its smaller size, and I would have to disagree as the dimensions put it just slightly smaller than the Deluxe - which I think is perfect for K-3 (maybe more).
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Jess5305 Never Disappointed!
I've been ordering these bags for my son (whom is eight now) for years. I'm never disappointed with the quality and style of this bag! It has awesome designs, it's stylish, durable and fits my son's small body frame so well. The bag sits on his shoulders and rests on his back properly and I never worry about him straining himself. I always refer people to L.L Bean, you guys are amazing!! Thanks for creating such a great product!!
October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby KimAnne Perfect backpack
This backpack is just the right size for my eight-year-old. I like the curved straps and the lime green color. He liked the side mesh pockets. It is large enough to carry his jacket but still looks neat.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby DocLeora Sturdy and Girly
After going through several back packs for my daughter, this bag fit the bill perfectly. Not only do the straps stand strong, but there are excellent pockets for all the items a young child in school needs, including a side pocket for a water bottle. The graphic design is appealing as well, certainly preferable to me as a parent rather than the cartoon and product placements.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby NanKles Beautiful!
Perfect for our Kindergartener - the adjustable straps will grow with her! Thankful for the reflective safety piece on the Pack as it gets dusk/dark between 4-4:30 in Nov. & Dec. where we live. Love the new feature of a an inner pocket designed just for their folders and the mesh outer pocket for a water bottle! Thank-you for producing a quality product!
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Prakasit Nice
I got this one for my 1st grader. It's just about the right size for him. Seem to be built to last. Got it mostly for the water bottle pouches on the sides.
The laptop/tablet storage inside could probably use more padding though.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby queca Right Size!
My son is 7 and is the perfect size for him, very comfortable and it looks durable.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Chica20 Best Back Pack for School
This is the best backpack we have ever had for school. It is slightly more money than the ones you can buy at your local big box store but it is better made than those. Also, I love it b/c when placing items inside, the bag it remains in the position you want it to be in. It doesn't collapse while you are in a rush to get stuff in it and get out the door. I have noticed that it is also very comfortable to wear for long or short periods. Though it looks small that room inside is plentiful. (The compartments inside are versatile as well.)
I have told friends and family that this backpack is the best we have ever used. I recommend it to everyone.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby adcid best purchase ever made
My daughter is 7yrs. She is so happy, is very nice made, easy to carry. She love it. We bought her the ones with wheels but she is tiny and was too heavy for her, so we were tired of buying book backs every other 4 months so we decided that was time to try
LL Bean and there is no way back. We loved the brand!!!
October 9, 2013