Rated 5 out of 5áby mxs4ever Very impressed
9 year old boy very happy with this backpack. Large, has great pockets for everything, and looks very cool. The material is very durable; there was some redness on his neck due to the shoulder strap rubbing but we adjusted the strap and it now hangs / fits nicely without rubbing.
We purchased another backpack from other guys for other son which was more expensive and not even close in comparison to features and/or quality. I suspect LL Bean pack will be in use for quite some time.
Appreciate the great product
August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby AwesomenessKid Best Backpack Ever!
My son is 11 years old. He said this is the best backpack ever as it has a pocket for his headphones, exterior pocket for his water bottle and padded laptop pocket.
From a parent perspective, the item is very well made with sturdy fabric and zippers. It's perfect size for school supplies, lunch box and sports gear. Reflective strips are a bonus.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Yasenana Deluxe Book Pack
This fit our 3rd grader needs. Great quality and good zippers with plenty of space to even place the matching lunch pack.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby tuze Lovred it
I purchased this for my grandson who is going into high school this year. He hasn't received it yet but I've done a lot of shopping with LLBean and have yet to find anything that isn't top quality.
August 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Dnifong Small embroidery
The back pack is great and a very good size but the embroidery is so small you barely notice it so I am not satisfied with that. Otherwise it's a great back pack.
July 30, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby lcwrob Miss smaller sized option! Would have been 5 stars
Please bring back the smaller sized option! I ordered one of these backpacks for my son in 2014 when he was in 3rd grade and we love it - he is still using it. I wanted to order the same one for my daughter, but this would be way too big. We will probably get a backpack somewhere else since the smaller sized don't have the 3 pockets (2 big ones and one smaller one all with zippers) or the water bottle holder. My daughter already has one of the simple 2 pocket options.
July 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby MMESbiology Best Backpack ever
This Backpack is absolutley fantastic. It has a great fit and holds so much it should last a very long time. I got the Bold aqua paisley swirl design and it is stunning! It's a little more blue and less green but it still looks wonderful. It holds up great, and is completly waterproof. I would suggest this backpack to anyone who carries a lot but still wants comfert and style.
July 8, 2016
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