Rated 5 out of 5áby SunnyfishnVA Still Holding Strong
This review is for this style of backpack as we purchased ours almost 9 years ago. I originally purchased this backpack as a diaper bag so I didn't have to carry around one of those bulky ones that I would never use again once our son was out of diapers. Our son is going on 9 years old and we have two in this style. They have held up all through the years and still look great. We've traveled with them all over the world too. We are about to have another child and we have already ordered another backpack as our go-to diaper bag. I cannot express enough the quality in LLBean products - they are the best!
When we asked our son about getting a new backpack this year - he said "Why should I? This one still works" that says a lot from a young boy!
July 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby mom2kayandray 4 years and still good to go
Purchased this backpack for my daughter when she was in kindergarten she is now going into 5th grade and the backpack is in great condition. We are upgrading to the deluxe backpack this year. This one will now be used for camping and sleepovers.
July 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Auroralux Excellent Quality
I got this backpack for my son when he started Kindergarten. He just finished 1st grade and the backpack has held up great. The outside looks just about as good as it did the day we bought it except for a little bit of the reflective strip has worn off. We are buying him a regular sized backpack this year and I will be sending my Pre-K son off with this one.
July 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby notakid For Adults Too!
I've used the Junior Original Book Pack for years. I'm an adult, 5'2" and it fits me perfectly. Holds my MacBook Air, file folders, and everything else I carry around, including having a pocket for essential oils and another pocket for more stuff. I tried many, many packs and various bags before settling on this one. I bought it in black many years ago and one strap is just now beginning to fray where it is sewn onto the body of the pack. My ONLY complaint is that it's no longer available in black. I settled on red for now, but if black comes back, I'll order another one. My daughter used the larger LLBean pack all through high school and college; it was rugged and perfect for her.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby stlhome The Little Backpack That Could
Bought this pack for my son when he entered Pre-K (seven years ago). It served him well during school and was 'officially' retired as school backpack after two years. Since then, it has been: a summer camp pack, a swimming pool pack, a library book pack, and an all-purpose about-town pack. Most recently it traveled from St Louis to Prince Edwards Island (Canada) strapped to the back of a motorcycle.
Although it has seen better days and looks quite scruffy, it still hangs on the rack ready for action. I am hesitant to let it go. Maybe it will be retired to the car trunk as an emergency supply pack. We definitely got our money out of this backpack and I would highly recommend it to others.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Chicagomom32 Best kids backpack ever made!
My son is going into 2nd grade and has used the same Junior backpack from preK4 on. Considering we went through 2 backpacks from a local big box store the year prior to this, it is a huge accomplishment! He rips and wears out everything he owns with the exception of his Junior backpack. I tell everyone when they are looking for a new backpack to buy this one. Thanks LL Bean for making such a quality product!
July 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby TX77068 Good starter Backpack for my 3rd grader
It lasted for a entire school year and zipper broke. I called and they are giving me a new one. You can't beat their customer service or guarantee. My grandson has went through book bags in 3 months and nobody guarantees them, and I payed more for them.
June 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby CarrieA17 Excellent backpack
My son has used this backpack for three years. It survived two years of preschool, kindergarten, and summer camps. It's been thrown on the floor, stuffed full, dragged all over the place, and still looks great. It's definitely a tough backpack! The junior size was perfect for him. The amount of space and pockets held everything he needed. The only reason we are getting a new one is because he needs a bigger size and wants a different color for first grade. We couldn't be more pleased with how this one held up!
June 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Julietl59 excellant in quality and customer service
I bought my first back pack for my oldest grandson to start kindergarten. I bought it on sale and early and monogramed, so I had it for several months before giving to him. Unfortunately the main zipper broke the first day of school! I was so worried that too much time had gone by and I would be out the money and he wouldn't have his backpack (which he loves# I called customer service and within in 3 days #over a weekend) he had a new monogramed backpack!! NO COST TO ME!! He only missed using it ONE day! I am here on the site to order another backpack for the next grandson to start school. I will always shop here for quality and service and recommend to anyone.
May 31, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby fighton good sized junior backpack for younger kids
I ordered the beach rose Junior backpack for my 2 1/2 year old to use as a diaper bag and as a pre-school/kinder bag when she gets older. The sizing is great-not too small like the PBK pre-school backpack, but not too large to make it too heavy and awkward for a young child. As always, the quality of the backpack is solid. Very well constructed. Monogram turned out well, although the threading on one of the initials seems like it'll start to fray sooner than later. The biggest problem with this item is the lack of water bottle holder on the outside of the backpack. Also, a minor problem is that the fabric sometimes gets caught in the zipper.
May 23, 2016