Rated 5 out of 5áby moodyoc10 This backpack survived nearly 12 years
I received this backpack in seventh grade. 11 years later, I'm in my first year of grad school. This backpack is STILL going strong.
The body of the backpack is still 100% in as-new condition. No holes. No tears. The zipper is still perfect. I don't know what sort of enchantment they put on this backpack, but I'm very impressed.
It took 10 years for the shoulder straps to start fraying, and right now they're really frayed badly, but with a little stitching they'd be good as new.
I am planning on replacing my backpack -- not because my backpack is done, I just don't want to sew the shoulder-straps back together at this point, and it has had a wonderful life. I am so, so pleased with this backpack. I'm sure in 12 years when I replace that backpack, I will still be purchasing backpacks from LL Bean.
October 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Pheonixrose Great features
We bought this backpack for our 10-year-old as he was bringing home more and more work from school and needed something that could accommodate it all. I liked the roominess of the backpack, the multiple pockets, and the dual water bottle holders which were actually long enough to prevent his water bottles from slipping out. Unfortunately, after only 2 months of use, the top carrying handle began to fray and then broke completely. My son's teacher requires them to hang their backpacks in the entry way, and despite not having a tremendous amount of weight, I think that contributed to the eventual breaking of the handle. Overall, it's a good backpack if you only need to use the carrying handle intermittently.
October 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby cmjewells Excellent
this is an EXCELLENT book bag we got one for our son and now really want to order another for our Middle school daughter that needs the extra room for the big binder and text books but they are sold out and no word as to when it will be back in production. PLEASE get them back my Daughter is wanting one every day and asks if I can order it yet !!!
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby NeilsBaby Great backpack
My 7 y/o son loves his new backpack for school! I decided to go with this backpack from LL Bean because of all the great reviews it received, and not to mention all the space and growing room...plus, I was so tired of buying other cheaper bags that had to be replaced every year!! So I decided to wisen up and go with a company that have quality made and guaranteed products!! So far, so good!
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby blessedmomofboys first time I've had a problem
We love LLBean backpacks!. They always last several years for my "not so gentle" boys who are now men. I ordered this backpack and it was great except the zipper kept getting caught on the flap. LLBean quickly sent us a replacement so we're good.
My only recommendation is that they make the water bottle pockets a little deeper. Full water bottles tend to topple out especially as the elastic gets a little wear on it.
August 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby malski Love it but doesn't last
Bought this a few times.. This last one I have lasted about 2 years. I already have holes on the bottom and my ongoing problem with these packs is the zipper sticks and/or breaks. Overall fits a lot with lunch, very roomy.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Lizet Love My Kiwi Colored Book Bag For Nursing School!!
I was online looking for a big- comfy & pretty book bag that could hold all my big textbooks for Nursing school. When I got it in the mail I instantly fell in love with it. I love the color. It's much prettier in person than what you are able to see online. The fabric is so strong but soft. Can't wait to use it. :)
You won't regret it.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby marinepark Great book bag!
I bought this bag for my 8 year old son and he loves it. Great space for all his things. Shipping was fast, received the order in two days.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 3Monkeys High Quality, Great Price
I have been purchasing LL Bean backpacks for the past 13 years. Last year I 'let' my 11 year old purchase another brand because she really fell in love with the print. Boy, was that a mistake! It was trashed in 6 months. She quickly realized the quality in LL Bean and this year ASKED to look online to choose a new one. I have 3 kids and find these backpacks last forever. I can honestly say I have yet to have one fall apart at the seams! My kids only outgrow the color/size/design. You can't ask for better!
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Momcof3shopper Great Book bag/Exceptional Quality
This book bag is a great value for the money. Very high quality, sturdy, durable and very practical. Colors show just as on website and catalog. We also love the ability of monogramming:)!!!!!!!!
July 30, 2014