Rated 5 out of 5áby ChrisAndMilena first pack pack I had in years . . .
Husband bought it for me, he loves his LL Bean back pack and me. Forgot how convenient they are. What a great gift.
It nice and roomy, very good craftsmanship, vivid color and does not bother my back even when full. Like the lap top pocket and the hook for me keys.
Wish I had one to use as a diaper bag when kids were still babies.
March 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Beanersince1995 Quality that lasts
We have bought several backpacks over the years and the ones from LLBean always last! This one is perfect for my 8th grader. It is very comfortable, roomy, and she loves the color!
March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby KS1438 Just what my daughter needed
My daughter chose this color for her backpack and couldn't have been more pleased with what she got! So much room for someone who has a lot to keep track of. The ear bud holes are nice and the pockets for her things are kept safely and are easily accessable
March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby CommuterGal22 Great backpack for work!
This backpack is perfect for carrying my laptop to and from work. A large (17+ inch) laptop easily fits in the "secondary" compartment, and I can put my purse and other things in the "main" compartment. You can really fit a lot in this thing. Smaller compartments are great for badge, keys, cell phone, tablet, etc. It's lightweight but feels very sturdy. Zippers are smooth. I hope to use this backpack for many years.
February 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5áby Lauren1996 Great color, shape, enough space
This book bag is great! However, the zippers of the book bag get stuck on the material that covers them and then they break.
February 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
áby 2Old Budget travel pack: rectangular + sturdy + light
And colors for the traveler, too!
This bag makes a good "personal item" daypack for the same reason it is good for school books and binders: it is RECTANGULAR, not tear-drop shaped like most packs. The rectangular shape lets me use packing cubes, or bundle-wrap shirts and jeans together.
NYLON construction instead of cheaper, weaker, polyester means LONG LIFE. As attested to by kids abusing them with heavy books instead of light carry-on stuff!
+ 2/3 height laptop slot up to 15" laptop - the non-"Plus" model doesn't have one. I hope they start sewing this closed 1" above the ground to keep the laptop from hitting the floor on set-down.
+ Tablet pouch, not on non-"Plus" model - takes up to Mini-sized tablets, velour lined. Opposite laptop panel.
+ 2/3 height drop-in panel on side opposite from laptop (and under the tablet pouch).
+ Wear-resistant reflector panel (good for adults walking country roads!) has protective overlay with holes to prevent reflector abrasion.
+ Dual full-height compartments - overnight clothes in main, jacket in secondary.
+ Office panel in 1/2 height exterior-most compartment takes pens, phone, snacks.
+ Dual mesh water bottle slots are made of thicker material than competition; gusseted for plenty of room at the bottom, elastic band at opening. Probably more secure for gloves and watchcap than slick bottles, though.
Padding ONLY on the back panel helps keep weight down.
All in all, $50 worth of goodness almost matches $200 custom travel packs.
January 8, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby Vic88 Water bottle falls out of mesh pockets
I really like the rectangular size and shape of this backpack. I need the extra space to store a water bottle, but many water bottle shapes I try falls out immediately when the backpack is picked up. If you could re-design the mesh pockets to actually hold a water bottle properly that would make it perfect!
December 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby N8sMom So great, bought a 2nd one!!
Got the backpack for my son (starting high school) and bought a second one when we saw how great and sturdy the first one was (for my other son- also in high school).
I wish we had started the year with it. The (reebok) backpack he started school with began to come apart within a couple of weeks, 30 lbs. of books (seriously, we weighed it, and that wasn't all of them...) Anyway, when it arrived and he switched it out and we were both very please with the extra roomi-ness of it, comfortable straps and back.Very confident with its strength, quality and construction. What a great backpack!! I'm sure it will get both of them through all of high school, college and beyond!. :-)
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Mjs117 Deluxe Back Pack
This is exactly what I was looking for. I had one growing up and so has my older daughter. Durable, spacious and great quality!
Great for Middle-College ages!
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Jomen Sturdy backpack
I love this backpack for my kids who are in middle school and high school. They always have a very heavy load of books and this backpack, with all its compartments, is very rugged and can hold up with all of the heaviness! Only once did it break and L.L. Bean make good on their return policy, replacing it promptly and with no questions asked. I would feel confident recommending L.L. Bean and this product to any of my friends!
October 28, 2015