Rated 3 out of 5áby Tammy1973 bag holds a lot but not holding up
My daughter was excited when this bag arrived as it held all her required supplies. So this meant only one bag and most of her friends are toting two around. However, one of the pockets on the side to hold her water has not held up. Not sure what we will do with it. We live in South Florida and are in the middle of school so mailing it back is not an option. ugh...we kinda need that feature as it is still 90 and will remain 80 for most of the year. We only have a week where it is ever under 70 each winter so far.
September 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby 1926 Great Backpack
I bought this backpack for a senior in high school and they are very pleased with the design and overall function of the backpack.
I would say thus far the only complaint is that it doesn't have a flat bottom so it won't sit up other than that it's a great backpack.
August 27, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5áby Claire127 Not as good as the original
I bought the original quad backpack as a sophomore in high school and it fit all of my stuff really well. Eventually the handle broke off in junior year and LL Bean replaced it no problem. I'm now entering my freshman year of college and facing the same problem, except that the Quad I is no longer available. I got the Quad II hoping it would have the same amount of space and fit my new 15.6" laptop (which my old backpack does without a problem) only to find that the nice padded laptop sleeve had been replaced with a smaller, neoprene sleeve that offered far less protection and did not fit my laptop. Neither did the side sleeve, which is tiny and poorly located. The fabric is also looks cheaper than the original and is a lot more flimsy. Overall I'm disappointed that LL Bean replaced what I thought was the perfect backpack for high school/college.
August 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Steph22 Love this bag
I recently had to replace another bag. I decided on this one. I'm VERY happy I did. This bag will get a lot of use. LLBean you have a loyal costumer here!
July 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Checkersxoxo I LOVE THIS BACKPACK
I am a college junior who commutes and there are days when I have a huge time gap between classes so I carry A LOT of stuff with me those days. My old backpack could not hold it well leaving me with terrible back pain and the backpack ripping and breaking. I was looking at LLBean for backpacks since I know they are durable. I only had 3 requirements when looking for a new backpack: durable, laptop sleeve, and at least one side pocket for a water bottle. I am happy to say this product has everything I could ask for and more!!! There is so much more padding on the shoulder straps and the back of the backpack which helps tremendously with carrying a lot of heavy objects. If anyone is looking for a durable, awesome backpack. Pick this one. It's amazing.
April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby alwayscoldCT Best Backpack EVER
I definitely could be known as the bag lady for all the things I am constantly carrying around... Small backpack, purse, lunch box, coat, even an extra bag for work clothes sometimes. I am so glad I bought this backpack!!! I am a college student and I have carried things around like this all 4 years of college until I finally bought this backpack!
For starters there is so much room for everything! I can carry my books and laptop, even two meals! When you are a commuter to campus its a pain walking bak and forth to your car as if it was a locker so instead and I can carry everything at once.
THE BEST PART about this backpack is definitely that it doesn't hurt my back. As someone who has back problems I am always concerned about not doing things that will make it feel pain. This backpack is great because even when I have it fully loaded it doesn't bother my back. I use both the clips when I wear it (even though I look super nerdy) and there is so much support. Even when I don't have it clipped the bag doesn't weigh my back down because the weight is so well distributed.
I got it in the light purple color but it isn't available anymore. This backpack is fantastic in any color.
MY ONLY REGRET is not buying it sooner!!
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby YearRounder So Much More than the Video Reveals
I am so pleased with my new Quad pack. I had the Stowaway pack for dog walks and walking commute but when it finally wore out I went for the Quad. It is more durable, has much more room and has more pockets and compartments that really work. Something you don't see in the video or photos is the stuff pouch under the front flap with the clip. You can access it more easily by pulling down a diagonal right hand zipper visible on the front. The left hand diagonal zipper is a fleece lined pouch for sunglasses etc. There's another fleece pouch that unzips across the top of the flap. The main (rear) compartment holds a ton of groceries or books, the middle compartment could hold a large text book and 5 subject notebook easily, plus it has many large and small sleeves and pouches for pens, wallets, journal, assignment book, you name it. You can load a laptop in the main/rear compartment through the top into a sleeve, or in a separate side pouch accessible from the outside. Both are padded and the pack is well padded on the back. A lot of bells and whistles but all o f them are so usable. I love this pack. Good for a weekend, a commuter who wants extra room for grocery pickup, and a student with many books. Built to last!
September 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby LawWifeTeacher Withstands Law Textbooks!
I bought this bookbag for my husband before he started Law School two years ago. I called in and spoke to a representative because we weren't sure what backpack would withstand the kind of abuse we knew it was going to take. They suggested the Quad - so we got it and hoped it would handle the load.
Fast forward two years - my husband is about to begin his 3L year and graduate in May, but the Quad Backpack is still going strong! It has survived huge & heavy textbooks, a laptop, tons of highlighters, and being beaten up as it gets shoved in his locker.
Thanks L.L. Bean for helping Jeremy get through Law School with a reliable, dependable backpack!
August 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby 12marr My favorite backpack!
Completely satisfied with this backpack! I bought the original quad pack going into my junior year of high school and also used it this past year as a senior. There are now two small tears in the pack so I have just ordered a new one to exchange it. LLBean has been very accommodating during the process and have apologized several times for my ripping backpack. I am also getting the quad backpack for the same price that I spent on the original quad pack which was sixteen dollars less. I love this pack and would suggest it to anyone!
August 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby NOLATrish Laptop Compartment Not As Described
This is a beautiful backpack, but my daughter's laptop (exterior measurements: 14.75 inches by 10.5 inches) is much to large for the laptop sleeve. The product description says that the sleeve "accommodates most 15" laptops," so this is a big disappointment.
July 21, 2015