Rated 5 out of 5 by ewillia great backpack!
This is the best backpack I have ever ordered for my kids! I have always thought LL Bean makes the best quality backpacks, but this one has been my favorite. I ordered two for my twins who are 8 years old, and it was perfect for this age. It's not too small, like some of the preschool sized packs, but it's not too big for them to carry when it's full either. It's just the right size. It is also very well made. I still looks great after a full year of use! I hope they bring it back for future years!!! I would order it again!
May 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Botanymom Hoping they bring back the shark design
Ordered this backpack almost three years ago, my son loves it and it has held up incredibly well. Hoping they bring back the shark design since our dog just ate his backpack, and now my son is so sad that the shark design is sold out.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by jannyj 3 Years And Still Strong
We have had this bag for nearly three years and it still looks like the day we bought it. It was a perfect size for my daughter in grade 1 and still works perfectly in grade 3. It has gone to summer camps, sleepovers and has been through the washing machine several times. Excellent product.
I need one for my son, but the colours are so limited and I am a little disappointed none of the other back packs have the mesh side pockets this one does for water bottles.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gmend Durable
I ordered these backpacks when they were on sale for both my son and daughter. Its been 3 years now and the backpacks are still holding up well despite the daily abuses kids usually subject to their backpacks. They are also easily washable. And my daughter loved hers, both the light blue color and the dragonfly design. I wish they offer this in adult size!
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsEmu Great Backpack!
This backpack is great! Not too big for my 6 year old, but tons of room! She can fit all her school necessities as well as her fun stuff without a problem. Will definitely hold up for a few years.
April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RBsMama Discovery BackPack
I was looking for a backpack for a 3rd-5th grader. This fits the bill. It is durable, beautiful bright colors and plentiful storage space -- my son picked the Red Shark style. The proportion is just perfect for my kid, not too big and not too small. I like the way the shoulder straps are made -- it fits comfortably on his body. I also liked that there are 2 deep water bottle holders on the sides for camps and day trips. Other things that sold me on it are the reflective strip and glow in the dark feature. Excellent backpack!
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vee24424 Amazing!
After my son went through 5 yes I said 5 backpacks in kindergarten I decided to do some research for his 1st grade year. These backpacks are pretty much indestructible and if they do break llbean replaces them for you. This is an amazing company. My son has been using his llbean backpack since August with no problems. My youngest is going into kindergarten next year and I will be skipping the cheapo regular backpacks and buying one of these wonderful ones.
March 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fmcamyg Tough and Durable
This bag is almost indestructible! the pockets and compartments are just enough for my 2nd grader. the side pockets fits water bottles and makes for easy access to a drink when needed. The bonus is my son loves the glow in the dark design.
January 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by ORRNMOMof3 Reflective strip is wearing off
We purchased this backback in August for my kindergartener. The size and fit are perfect for her, but I just noticed last week that the reflective strip is wearing off in spots. She is not particularly rough with her belongings, so I am surprised and disappointed that this has happened so quickly. I have not seen any other comments from reviewers with similar experiences, so I wonder if our backpack is a defective.
December 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanShopper562 Backpack is just as described
My 6 year old son is very happy with it. It is not too big nor too little for him. I can see him use it for the next 3 - 4 years.
November 1, 2015