Rated 5 out of 5 by LillethBayside Awesome bag!
I bought the lilac butterfly backpack for my 6 year old. She went through 3 "Princess" book bags in two years. They would eventually fall apart literally at the seams. This was highly recommended on some mom sites and I decided to go for it. Got her initials monogrammed on the back too. It's very sturdy, roomy and she loves that the butterfly glows in the dark. (I tested it and it does!) This should be good for her for many years to come.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FowlerFamily Great Backpack
I bought this backpack for my daughter and older son 3 years ago and they have with stood 2 full school seasons and were headed into the third. Your backpacks hold the perfect amount, are comfortable and hold up to anything kids can throw at them. As a mom I love the ruggedness of them and that they are water-resistant too. I just bought another backpack for my youngest who will be headed into Kindergarten this year. He's so excited to have a backpack like his siblings and this mama is happy that I won't need to purchase another backpack time and time again due to other backpacks not living up to the amazing quality of LL Bean. Thank you LL Bean for saving this mama the headache and my wallet :)
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TLeonard So well made and has nice space
We have the T-Rex it is so well made it even has a sleeve integral to the inner pack for a small tablet or in the case of my guy his homework folder.
My son's only complaint is that is lacks ROARING skills. :/
We are looking forward to the lunch bag.
January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by zenlife Sturdy
Got for my 2nd grader, and fits his schoolwork, lunch box and extra clothes comfortably. Feels and looks much nicer than the previous dept store bags he had. I also washed it few times on hand wash cycle/gentle dry cycles and it has stood up well.
We got the matching lunch box and water bottle.
November 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BMom Why no sternum strap?
I bought this backpack for my 5 year old son for kindergarten. It is a nice backpack, but has one flaw that is a deal breaker for me. Why does LL Bean not incorporate sternum straps into their kids backpacks?
For me, that is essential for support and comfort. So back it goes.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Readingmomto2 Comfortable and sturdy
I got the spider pack (plus lunch box) and the owl pack (plus lunchbox). I have a sturdy 6 yo and a delicate 4 yo. They both love the packs. I love how they are shaped against their backs. The packs are light, so I don't mind the 4 yo wearing it. They are sturdy (they have to be for my 6yo.!). We have not checked out the glow-in-the-dark feature, but I bet we will soon. Perfect for my younger kiddos!
September 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shanalanahana Well made, great for 1st grader
I got this backpack for my 1st grader because it was different from all of the "character" choices elsewhere, plus LL Bean is a quality brand that I trust.
We are just one week into school, so it hasn't been put through very rigorous testing, but so far it is working out well. My son loves the design (although I am not so sure it really glows in the dark; we will have to check that out) and it's not too big for him, which I feared. There are plenty of pockets and space for his school work, lunch box, and snack bag. It feels well constructed so I have high hopes that it will withstand the energy of a six year old. So far, so good.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Datsme school backpack
Sturdy and my grandson loves the graphic.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by econmom love it!
I ordered this for my son (first grade) because I wanted something practical for school...AND practical for a day hike. I am thoroughly satisfied. It is a good size (a tiny bit big, so he has room to grow) and I like the compartments and water bottle holders. It is new so I can't say for certain how long it will last, but it's LL Bean, so I assume it will last. Definitely worth buying!
September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Padoggylover functional bookbag
My daughter selected this for college. it is strong & roomy. The straps are wide & strong which is good for shoulders. Her large books fit in, as well as her computer. It is functional and attractive.
September 3, 2014