Rated 5 out of 5 by RichieG cinch pack
Seem to be well made, the straps were the selling point on these, no more string thing, a little more comfort around the shoulder!
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nanna07 Good value
I wanted something to pack my iPad in so I wouldn't have to carry it around in my hands while visiting Disney World with my grandchildren. This worked out great. It is big enough to hold the iPad, cell phones and wallet. Plus room for bottle water and snacks. It is light weight and it doesn't dig into your back like other back packs. Plus it is well made like all of LL Bean products. I just wish other companies had the great customer service that you get from LL Bean.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shac supper light weight
My daughter has a small frame and school bags and backpacks tend to run big and heavy. Most school bags add an extra 3 lbs to the already heavy books and binders. A roller bag is even worse if you have any stairs at your home or school. But this backpack is supper light so all the weight she is carrying is just from books and not the bag.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TNGal70 Great Pack
My 11 year daughter picked this out....and loved the blue color. It weighs almost nothing and is great for a little daypack. She uses it often for going to friends or grandparents house. Haven't used it on a hike yet....doesn't have a waist strap or compartment for a water bladder. So not sure it would be the best for hiking.
September 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by razz4tazz liteweight okay
this bag is okay for light errands only--just needs some more outside pockets, and maybe one more for the interior.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CynthiaJo cinch sak
great to take in your luggage - to wander around a city and have something light to carry. Great zipper pocket in the back for your wallet
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nhikon Perfect fit. Lightweight and comfortable. A++
I have been searching for the "perfect" everyday backpack for quite some time. I've purchased countless bags over the years but have not found any that served my needs. They were either too big, bulky, or the shoulder straps would bite into my shoulders. It has been a long journey trying to find one that didn't make me look like a 5'0 woman with a turtle shell on my back. Hahaha. I just wanted something simple, lightweight, and comfortable. Can't be that hard right?
I came across the LL Bean Cinch Pack while searching the internet, yet again. I was skeptical at first even though it seemed to meet all my criterias.... as all the others I've bought and given away. But after asking a couple of questions on Live Chat (which btw was awesome), I decided to go ahead an place my order. I was also looking at their Stowaway Day Pack (Gray) but they were backordered until the 22nd and I wanted something as soon as possible for my photography walks.
WOW!!! I am extremely happy with this Black Cinch Pack. It fits all my needs and I no longer look like a turtle. Hahaha. It has gone everywhere with me. The quality is top notch. I was afraid that the ripstop material was going to be big, heavy, and rough but it is very lightweight. Sure, I wish there was more pockets but I'm happy with the one that was included.... at least with that, I can carry both my wallet and iPhone. And the best part about that zippered pocket is that I don't have to take the pack off in order to get my wallet or iPhone out. I love the look and feel of the pack. I was a bit worried about the shoulder straps being a bit rough and cutting in my armpit area but that is not the case at all. My hubby, chihuahua, and I have gone on a 4 mile photography walk and I totally forgot that I had it on.
I also ordered the Stowaway Day Pack for times that I would need a bit more storage. I am so pleased that I found LL Bean and the Cinch Pack. LL Bean's customer support is amazing. I've contacted them with questions and was able to talk to someone right away. This was my first time ordering anything from LL Bean. And it's the BEST first time purchase from a company in a very long time.
I would highly recommend LL Bean and this Cinch Pack. Great lightweight pack for everyday use.
Thank you LL Bean for great quality products and amazing customer service. :)
August 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by linenl Perfect Size
I have not put it to use yet. But, the fit & size are comfortable. I bought it for the sole purpose of using it on trips that involve a lot of walking, so I can put in my car keys, wallet & a water bottle. Just the perfect size for me.
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3smallboysgrowing light weight yet seems durable
Bought this backpack for my two youngest sons. It seemed like a great compromise between the cinch sacks that they insisted on using last year and a real backpack. School hasn't started yet so the verdict is out. My youngest one likes it so much that he has already started hauling his summer gear around in it.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Burbswalker Best "backsack" ever
Have tried several backsacks over the years and, though some were better than others, all were uncomfortable for me whenever I had a little weight in them. This step-up version works! Light and small enough to just keep with me for whenever I need it, I also use it for commuting on foot to where a backpack might not be appropriate. I put my purse in it so I can walk more comfortably and efficiently, then put the pack in my purse when I get to where I'm going. A side pocket is big enough to hold a small money fold, Chapstick, and keys. Other than that, it's just a simple, one compartment space, with drawstring closure and fold over flap. A loop at the bottom and daisy chain on the flap adds function without adding weight. I love the blue color. It's not only pretty, but bright to help drivers see me. Wonderful product!
August 2, 2014