Rated 3 out of 5 by MaraKate Kinda Flimsy
I used this for my first semester on campus at college it's big enough but it's kinda flimsy and doesn't have as much supposed as I thought it would. The lap top sleeve is loose as well and doesn't "secure" the laptop in place. I'm switching to something with a more padded backing to protect my laptop and give extra back support
January 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LongtimeLLBeanpersonfan Not sure yet
I've been using the LLBean Original Backpacks forever and thought I'd try a different type because the current colors the the Original type are not to my liking. This bag is a bit tall so if you have a shorter torso or are petite, you may not like it. It seems well made and is really roomy, so packing it with lots of stuff is not an issue. At first, I thought it was too stiff with the padding and all but once on your back it feels fine. The problem for me is that the inside lining is black and with the pack being so deep, it is difficult to find things - kind of like having your items being sucked into a black hole. As another reviewer said, having a lighter colored lining would really help with finding your stuff in the bag. As it is now, a well lit environment is needed to be able to search the pack for things. The placement of the small zipped inside pocket is a little awkward as well -- it, too, blocks the view of the inside compartment at times. I'm trying to love it like the smaller LL Bean packs but it's not quite happening - yet. But it still could.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2000 looks very sturdy
this back pack looked great it was just too small for my needs. It looked larger online, but it is a nice back pack in general.
October 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DHinCH Good backpack for the money
Good value, Lots of room with various sized interior pockets. Straps are comfortable however it lacks a chest strap.
October 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HappyCustomer114 Light and waterproof
I bought this for my 9 year old daughter who is in 4th grade. I like that when it isn't full it is not bulky, but it can expand when you put larger items in it. The side pockets are a great feature too for her water bottle. She had it in the rain yesterday and nothing in it got wet!! I would definitely recommend this item to others!
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loubutts1964 Bought for commuting on my bike
Love it! Lots of storage and compartments. Perfect for what I needed it for. Bought it in orange to help with visibility.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by avellone5 Makes for a great day pack for college students
I just bought this a couple of weeks ago and it was shipped very fast. Because it was over $50, I got a free $10 gift card for LL Bean, too! So far, I have been able to fit my laptop, binders, notebooks, textbooks and folders in here with ease. I'm not sure why people are complaining about this being too small, how many books should a sixth grader have? I guess college students are required to carry less. I go to college so I need to keep things organized and this has several pockets including a fleece lined pocket perfect for a cellphone. The gunmetal grey is a great color and it is extremely comfortable. It also seems very durable.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by delawareperrys Perfect Backpack
I purchased this backpack for my daughter over a year ago. She is now a senior in high school and loves this backpack. She is able to store several binders, supplies, lunch bag, water bottle, etc in it without carrying a huge pack. The backpack has held up very well and we plan to purchase another one for our other daughter.
September 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kiwickle Great pack - but quite small
We bought this pack for rising 6th grader in hopes he could use it for a long time - like other LL Bean packs we've purchased in past. However, even tho' description sounded appropriate to his needs, the pack is incredibly small. Once his 3 inch binder is tucked in (a required item) and we try to figure out the gym bag situation - there is almost no way to zip the pack much less fit a textbook. It's a great little pack - very well made - as all things Bean - but we'll have to use it for sleepovers or hiking. Not useful for school.
August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BusyMominMD Kudos to LLBean for this backpack!
Looing for a durable backpack to tackle middle school (think enormous binders and a lunch box). My girl is NOT a pink and purple girl, but bright blue is just right for her! When it arrived she loved the look - sporty, but cute. Now that she's using it - WOW! The material is great - water resistant and tough, but lightweight. The compartments are arranged thoughtfully and there's plenty of room for big things and little things to be safely stowed. She's really pleased! And, honestly, I'm a little jealous! THANK YOU, LLBEAN!
August 26, 2014