Rated 5 out of 5áby prepperminimalist Love, love, love!!!
This is my second Turbo Transit pack. I have my first which got frayed after one of my high schoolers used it. I love LLBEANs lifetime guarantee and I may send back the other one to replace it for her now that she's in college. You can pack a ton in these for weekend getaways. Love the upgrades on the new pack, just received it and can't wait to use it for my new work bag. It will be alot easier than the duffle like bag I was using, which when filled with snack, work items, and extras,would pull on my neck muscles. Thanks for such great service and keep up the good work!!!!
July 3, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby Scooners Interior too dark...
This is a great backpack. Well made and roomy and has all the bells and whistles. I would like to make a BIG suggestion to LLBean though. The majority of your backpacks (including this style) are lined in black on the inside. I couldn't find one that was not lined in black. This is so irritating because you can't SEE anything. I refuse to buy purses with black lining and the same with backpacks. The best bags are lined in bright colors which make objects stand out and easy to find. PLEASE consider this suggestion as I would definitely purchase this backpack as it is top quality. I love this pack and wanted to keep it, but sent it back due to the darkness of the interior. I ordered one for my son and he even complained of the dark "abyss" of this bag and we sent it back. We ended up purchasing one from a competitor with orange lining instead. This would be a simple, yet very useful update in changing this bag and maybe your other backpacks also.
June 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby JamieLL Front Pocket Perfect for Water Bottle!
My soon to be 7th grader has had every size LLBean backpack, from teeny preschool on up (we still have and use them all for various things). Now that she's getting close to adult height I have every reason to believe this is the last backpack I will buy for quite some time! My raves are much the same as the others, but I especially want to point out that the front zipper pocket right under the LLBean logo is tall and wide enough for a good-sized water bottle and is perfect for that use. I know reviewers have mentioned the lack of side pockets as a detractor, but I'm actually glad that this pack doesn't have them because they are by far the most fragile part of any backpack in my experience. LLBean backpacks might be more expensive than other school backpacks that are out there, but they're worth it! And as a single parent with a kid in her second round of braces, I don't say that lightly. :)
June 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Canyon421 GREAT back pack!
I am very pleased with this back pack. There are lots of zippers and pockets, and even a zippered compartment on the bottom to put dirty shoes in. I could not be happier with my purchase.
June 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby MidwestBeancounter Durable for School, Will Stand the Test of TIme
I now own three of these back packs. We got one for each our daughters when they entered middle school (now in 8 and 11 grade).
Both back packs look about as good as they did on day one, one has been in use for about five years now. They've been abused by the airline, camped with, and through just about every test.
They have both stood up to being overstuffed every day w/ heavy textbooks and who knows what else (scared to look inside the backpacks!). The zippers are repeatedly overstressed. No seams have ripped, no straps have ripped out, no zippers have broken.
They are big enough to hold everything except the musical instrument. Have no complaints and am amazed how they have held up, I assumed I'd be replacing the packs but I think they're going to survive until college.
Rated for kids 13 and over, if I recall correctly. Both kids were able to handle the packs at age 11 w/o any trouble and they (kids) are on the short side.
I just bought one for myself, for traveling, after seeing how well these have performed. Definitely recommend.
June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
áby EAMReview Going on four years...
I bought this backpack in the fresh mint color (no longer available, I don't think) back in the summer of 2012, right before I began my senior year of high school. I needed something ginormous for all of the AP textbooks I knew I'd be lugging around so I think I literally googled for the "biggest backpack" I could find. I came across this one with reviews raving of longevity and I went for it.
Now, spring of 2016, I'm still going strong with this thing after that senior year of high school and three years of college at a very large, walking-campus style school. That's not even mentioning the 6 week paleontology dig it came on, the trip to Europe, the countless camping and hiking trips, and the weekend trips home to visit family (it's the perfect size for this).
I straight up feel like I could be a commercial for this backpack. I love it and although it shows no signs of breaking in the near future, I'll be buying another one after this one inevitably passes away. I'd estimate another five years at least though.
It's faded from being out in the sun all the time, and I accidentally tore one of the panels that holds the bungee cord on the front off, but other than that, this thing is like new. I can't wait to go on many more journeys with it.
April 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby LLBeanLover4 So far so good!
I just purchased this backpack for a trip to Alaska coming up. I needed a carry on that would hold all my stuff in addition to everything my toddler would need (snacks, blankets, change of clothes, etc.) I needed something that would be versatile for our entire trip. I already packed it up to see how everything fits and it seems awesome so far! I'll post another review (or edit this one) after we actually take our trip. But so far I love it. It's super roomy and has great organization. My ONLY complaint is no side water bottle pockets. Other than that, this seems like it will be just what I was looking for! I love L.L. Bean as their products are great quality and their customer service is fantastic as well! :)
April 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby Fung Good except for 2 things
I've owned this type for 4 years ish
1. No water bottle side-holders - humans need water, but this backpack doesn't let you have it
2. The largest and second largest (main and second) compartments tend to tear in the septum of the bag near the bottom (the partition between the two sections). In fact, I just replaced one for the tear 3 months ago, and I'm replacing the new one again right now for the same issue.
March 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby sahrotal roomy, versatile and well made
As backpacks go, this is super. I can load it with textbooks for college classes and still have plenty of room for other things, including my water bottle. I stuff my LL Bean rain jacket in the bottom zipper compartment and forget about it; I'm prepared for any downpour. My 13" laptop slides in and out of the computer sleeve easily, and the padding protects it well. When fully loaded with books and supplies, this pack is HEAVY--yet, straps stay in tact. Nothing ripped or torn from the weight, and it's comfortable even on one shoulder. I don't have any issue with the lack of water bottle sleeve on the outside, since there's plenty of room on the inside for my water bottle or coffee thermos. The best part is, I also fit everything I needed for a 7 day vacation in this pack. Luggage organizing cubes fit inside the compartments perfectly.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ks999 Best Pack I have ever owned
The pack is perfect for weekend trips, work and the gym. My daughter took my 10 year old turbo transit pack several months ago for college and am finally purchasing a new one because its been missed. Great quality and durability.
February 15, 2016