Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthernerInLA Fantastic
I should have written this two years ago, but I have to spread the love & say what an amazing backpack this is. When my son entered kindergarten, I didn't want to buy a ridiculous plastic licensed backpack that we'd all be tired of in 6 months.
I had no idea that this amazing backpack would be still in as great shape 4 years later as it was on day 1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I must add that my guy is not easy on his gear, but it has held up SO SO WELL . As my father says, if you need something, find the best product & buy it once. If it's cheap, you'll have to buy it twice.
My son has never asked for another backpack. In this trendy town, that's a miracle. Hooray for traditional well-made products. Thank you L.L. Bean!! You surpassed my expectations.
July 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TDA3 Holds up well, Has ample room
I bought the Orchid Butterfly backpack for my daughter two years ago. It is durable and has held up very well through daily use for all of kindergarten and first grade. We plan to use it again next year. The main compartment can accommodate her folder, lunchbox, and a few small books. When necessary I can fit extra clothes and other items in the front pocket with the organizer. It was a little big on her in kindergarten but she's grown into it by first grade. We liked it so much we bought one for her little brother.
June 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CSTXMom Excellent Quality!
I purchased the shark backpack for my son for kindergarten. My kiddo loved the cool style and I loved the quality. He used it for the entire year, and is is still in perfect condition. He will definitely be able to use it next year! The size was perfect for carrying folders, a lunchbox, change of clothes and a book or two. He carried a metal water bottle (thermos funtainer) in the side pocket every day, which worked perfectly. The only minor issue we had was that we had to cinch the straps all the way up to fit correctly, leaving long tails hanging down. We solved this easily by tying them in a knot. This was a great purchase, much better than buying multiple cheap "character" backpacks throughout the year!
June 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LokisMom Great 1st backpack
This is a wonderful pack for kids in Preschool through 1st or 2nd grade. Plenty big enough for papers, small projects and other miscellaneous things.
Unfortunately, if you have an above average sized child (50" in 1st grade), with large feet (Size 3 Northwood boots #TA238064) or happens to be on the husky side, this pack will not do so well in the winter months when the lunch box, boots, and snow gear must be brought to school.
It's perfect for an overnight bag when your child outgrows the pack for school.
June 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 19Bronc64 Discovery Backpack
Absolutely love it! My grandson loves it! He slept with it for two nights! Everything about it is durable and functional for even a four year old! And it has T-Rex on it and glows in the dark! I love that you can purchase the lunch box to match.
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kgarrett works perfectly
exactly what the boy needed, room for homework, lunch and water bottle
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEBBIEANN54 LL BEAN BACKPACKS LAST MORE THAN A LIFETIME
Okay, Less than a year ago, I purchased the red one in this series with the shark on it. It was a gift and greatly appreciated. So this time I purchased an orange one with the T-Rex or whatever they call those things, ALSO a purple one with a butterfly. The recipients and their parents LOVED THESE BAGS. Both of the newest bags arrived at my home within a couple of days and as usual in PERFECT CONDITION. LL Bean bags could last a couple of lifetimes.... that is how well made they are. Their guarantee is always phenomenal but I have NEVER had to send anything back from poor quality. Their "checkers" must look in and out of every product to make sure it arrives at the buys house in tip-top shape. Also, everything that I purchase through LL Bean is always wrapped and sealed perfectly. Yes, their shipping department is right on the ball and Kudos to you folks too. Any time I have phoned LL Bean whether it be for customer service to help me with a purchase or whatever, every single representative has been excellent..... friendly, helpful, professional, and thankfully a good sense of humor and not a dry cactus. Thank you LL Bean for all the great purchases from you and I will be back over and over and over again. You can count on it.
May 6, 2015
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