Rated 5 out of 5áby gpsjake Excellent REAL backpack!!
It's so easy to get pulled into the tech fabrics, titanium support rods and back-mesh-trampoline anti-sweat technology. I wanted a normal, durable 'old-school' style backpack that doesn't look like a kid's coloring book. I had forgotten about LL Bean products for many years and recently was pleasantly reminded by their conservative, no-nonsense approach. I love this pack!! I purchased it in the Loden/Green. I've received a few compliments on it in the short 2 months I've owned it. I love that they limited the use of zippers, instead opting for draw-string and clip closures. Nothing is more annoying than a bunch of zippers that get caught on every piece of kit you put in your bag! I wish I had a critique for this pack but I don't, so I'm not going to try anymore. It's awesome.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby PeacefulTraveler Best Pack Ever!
Absolutely thrilled and satisfied at the space this pack gives me to pack everything for a week's long overseas trip without having to lug around a traditional carry-on with wheels. This pack will fit perfectly in hostel storage units. It is well-made, sturdy and fits well even on my slender (120 lb), 5' 6" frame. Well-padded and the straps tuck in conveniently. I like that it has few zippers to keep it quiet while I rummage around looking for my stuff when in a hostel bunk bed (I won't wake my roommates).
August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Zlypy A dream
I love this bag!! I got it in green and it looks so earthy and nice. I got it for my trip to Africa and can't wait to bring it on many more afterwards. Super quick shipping, I couldn't be happier. Its large and can fit a ton of things and looks good doing it.
July 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5áby Pamjee Not What I Wanted
For 25+ years I've used the LLBean Rucksack for my suitcase, grocery transport and any other job that required moving bulky items. About ten years ago I treated myself to a new one, but recently the straps had begun to deteriorate. LLBean took it back for a credit which I used toward a brand new one. Imagine my disappointment when, instead of a roomy duffle-style main compartment I found a computer sleeve and sewn in zippered thingy filling the space. The shoulder straps are lined with a kind of sandpaper and the whole thing weighs 2x what my old one had. I regretted sending my old one back because LLB doesn't make a real rucksack anymore; you can only buy these heavy computer sleeves. I suppose it will last forever, but I really dislike the changes they've made and grit my teeth when I have to use it.
July 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby mvBeachtripper Good for all day trips
Excellent pack for day or weekend trips. Needs another pocket (double pocket would work) in the front, and some additional strap tie downs on top front and bottom.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Work2hunt Well Made and Durable!
Just got back from a trip to the Yucatan in Mexico. The rucksack was perfect to use as a carry-on and then as a day pack once we arrived. Not to big and not too small..... all features of the ruck worked perfect. Just what you would expect from LLBean.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Chanceman Great Bag
Bought this bag to use at work. I work outside and carry lots of heavy test equipment. I also keep an IPad in the padded compartment. Even in the rain I don't worry about it getting wet. I'm in and out of the bag twenty times a day. Regular backpacks with the ykk zippers typically fail in less than 5 months. The zippers break. There are drawstrings for the main compartment that allow you to secure gear in the bag without zippers. Much better for heavy use. This bag shows no sign of wear after 6 months. I bought the khaki color so it does show some dirt. No problem. I work in the rain, sleet, sun, whatever. Great bag with plenty of storage compartments and lots of room. Well laid out. Another great product from L. L. Bean.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby JJCodes Great Backpack
This is a solid pack- I ordered the green color with the grey and couln't be happier. I use this Pack on commutes into DC on the train and walk about 6 miles daily. This pack takes the abuse of the rain and getting throw around with no problems.
I can see how this would be a great hiking pack but I haven't tested it yet.. Very comfortable- the chest straps and waist straps have elastic in them and the main straps are very comfortable. This Pack holds all my stuff, laptop pocket etc. No complaints so far. Wellmade and I get compliments time to time.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby wsconn1 Great bag, fantastic customer service
This bag is almost perfect. Personally, I would prefer that all four of the main pockets be closed with a zipper instead of a drawstring, but maybe some people prefer drawstrings. (Only the front pocket and a small hidden pocket inside have zippers). Regardless, the bag served as a perfect hands-free carry-on for an extended vacation in Europe.
Customer service was even better than the bag. I ordered this bag online and the website said the bag would be delivered the day before I left for vacation. I checked progress and found their had been a weather-related shipping delay. I called LL Bean and explained I was leaving the country and they shipped another bag to me with two-day expedited delivery. Way above the call of duty. That cemented LL Bean as a preferred provider for me. I highly recommend this company and this bag.
April 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby JustinG Excellent product!
This bag is fantastic. Quality appears great, holds heavier loads with ease.
This bag is probably too large to use as a day bag unless it's hauling a stack of textbooks. It's large enough to use for a cold weather 1 to 3 night camping trip if you pack light.
April 13, 2016