Rated 5 out of 5 by Miltjo12 Fantastic Backpack
I am a college student, and I absolutely love this backpack! It has 2 large mesh pockets for water bottles, and they are big enough for the large 32 oz water bottles. It has lots of internal pockets, including a small fleece-lined one on the front, and several elasticized pockets or ones with velcro closures in the smaller outer section. The large section of the bag has a padded laptop section and 2 slip pockets which help keep things upright in the large section. The large section also has a small zippered pocket that hangs from the top that allows easy access to small items. It also has great padding on the straps and back. This is the last backpack I will ever buy!
November 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 Didn't last more than 2 years--zipper catches
I purchased this for my 8th grader and I'm back two years later after having to throw this one away. While I am satisfied that he got 2 years out of it, for the price, I expect more. The fabric surrounding the zipper frayed and split and every time he tried to zip the backpack closed (and that happens a lot in a school day), it would catch. Very frustrating. I don't recommend this backpack.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caitlin57 Great Backpack
I have had this backpack, in Teal Mist, for two years now, and it has held of surprisingly well. I'm in college studying geology, so I've put it through a lot of field trips. It can hold lots of rocks easily, and withstands some pretty harsh environments. I love that there are so many pockets inside, and the water bottle pockets on the side are big enough to hold any size water bottle. My only issues are that the bottom is starting to get some holes in it and the color is fading quite a bit. I wouldn't really expect anything different, though, since its spend many long, sunny days in the field! Overall, this is a fantastic backpack for the price!
July 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mrsAnn Too small
I was looking for a backpack that would work for my 12 year old to carry his large binder, clarinet, and lunch. This one won't fit his binder and clarinet at the same time, let alone adding anything extra he may have.
June 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jeanyangny Nice backpack but too small for middle schoolers
The backpack certainly has good quality & color, but, it's just too small for my middle schooler. The "large" size backpack has colors only suit boys; I wish LLBean could make large size backpack for middle or high school girls with nice feminine colors, such as green, light blue etc.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by goldens5 Purchased it for a gift
I purchased this backpack in dark fushcia as a birthday gift for my sister. She LOVES it! Plenty of room to hold all sorts of items as she is on the go 16-18 hours a day (fulltime job and parttime student).
I am sure she will be carrying it for many years to come.
I am thinking about purchasing one for myself.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Murphyy Super comfortable and stylish!
I absolutely love this backpack. I carry a large number of books and notebooks every day, and this backpack is super comfortable on my back; and it has TONS of room. The material might feel really thin, but so has held up nicely. It also has kept my supplies dry in the rain! I love the way it looks and feels. It has many pockets to keep everything i need tucked away!! LOVE THIS BACKPACK!!
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Monolds Great School backpack
I bought 3 llbean backpacks when my kids were in grade school. They are now in grad school and one of them wanted a new one. Once that kid expressed how great this backpack is the other two wanted one. All three love this backpack and since llbean makes backpacks that last for years I expect them to not need another one for many years to come. They are keeping their original llbean packs for traveling.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrwill123456 Back pack and lunch bag
Bought both items for my son. He has used them every day for the past 3weeks. He loves them ordered them on a Monday and received them on Wednesday. Easy ordering and fast delevery!
April 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JIllsy Too small at the top
We ordered this backpack because my daughter needed one large enough to fit her Trapper in. When it arrived we realized the measurements online didn't include the width at the top of the bag--it tapers--and it was too small. That said, I have to say the bag didn't seem especially sturdy or special enough to warrant the price. We ended up finding a large, equally sturdy one at half the price a store nearby. Didn't like the fabric as much but oh well.
April 9, 2014