Rated 4 out of 5áby m829 Great bags, disappointed about the new sizing!
I bought two for my girls a couple years ago and at the time the bags were shorter (15'high) and perfect for 1st grade and beyond.Loved the water bottler holder and the extra compartments. I wanted to buy one for my son but have noticed the sizing is changed and it is much taller so it won't be suitable for him until he's much older. I would buy the original but there is no water bottle holder, so looks like I'll have to search elsewhere for my son's bag. Please bring back the old sizing, there are plenty of other bags for bigger kids.
June 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Kiann Size has changed
I bought the deluxe plus for my older daughter several years ago and it has served her well from 4th grade through middle school. When the current deluxe plus arrived for my younger child, it turned out to be quite a bit longer and wider than the old version and is no longer ergonomic for an average 9-10-year old. I may have to put it away for a few years.
Other changes include two water bottle holders, one on each side (not necessary for a book bag), and a hip strap.
April 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
áby MichMomma Quality pack, minus minor details
This back pack is my first LL Bean purchase. It's really well made and seems tough to handle heavy loads. My daughter is excited to use it after the competitor's back pack failed mid-school year. Loved the free shipping and it arrived so quickly - impressed!
My only criticism is that the zippers, tightening straps and hook strap on the top are an army green/taupe color, not gray to match the rest of the details on the pack (bottom fabric, mesh bottle holders, etc.). So while the taupe details go well with the camo version/fabric, they don't at all go with the rest of the fabrics offered. No, it doesn't effect the function of the back pack, but that attention to detail would have won me over to a 5-star rating. Maybe petty to some, but at nearly $50, I expected it would all coordinate.
Looking forward to years of use.
March 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby ALifetimeShopper Lasting Products
This backpack has been beyond great! I bought it almost 8 years ago for my daughter when she first started high school. She is now finishing up her 4th year in college and this backpack has just now torn in the inner lining. She has not taken it easy on it either. It has gone on every school trip, every vacation, and every study away trip she has been on. She has crammed clothes, books, a 15 inch laptop, and more into it. Even with all this wear, it still looks great! We are currently looking at getting a new one to finish up college and hopefully get her through her first real job. The only decision we have to make is what new pattern do we want?
January 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Student4life Great Back Pack
The backpack is great. It is very sturdy and the color choices are nice. The backpacks take a beating and hold up well.
December 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby PIshopper Great ideas built into this one!
We have 3 kids now using this book pack, 2 of the packs are over 4 years old and still in good shape, built to last! Plenty of room as they grow and the water bottle pouch fits several different size containers, this will make a great Christmas or Birthday gift. Well worth the money spent!
December 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby mlueck Lasted kindergarten through 7th grade
I bought my daughter the backpack that's one size smaller when she started kindergarten. She is now in 7th grade and the zipper is just now giving way (this year she carries around a lot of heavy books)! She requested a new larger LL Bean backpack for Christmas and I'm happy to oblige! This should last her through high school.
December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby clovesllbean Worth the Purchase
This was a replacement pack for my daughter who started Middle School. With all the binders and supplies, this has plenty of room for it all. Like the reinforced bottom and all the extra little pockets. Worth the purchase.
November 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby mmbstl4 Backpack!
We ordered this backpack for my daughter who is a junior in highschool. It replaces an L.L. Bean backpack she got in second grade eight years ago. The original stood up to years of hard use and heavy loads. We predict this one will last her through graduate school! The backpack is very similar to the original - roomy, sturdy, and cute. My daughter loves the double water bottle pockets and has gotten many compliments already!
November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Jean5572 Love it
I purchased this item for my 6 year old daughter. She is petite and the bag is a good fit for her. It is very well made. The personalize stitching adds a nice touch. She loves it.
November 25, 2015