Rated 5 out of 5 by Juliet096 Best Book bags EVER!
I have bought 3 of these bags in the past few years and planning on purchasing a few more. My youngest will be using the bag her sister used for the last two years, and it still looks new! They like to swap and switch each year. The price is fantastic and they really do last forever.
August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hgott Excellent Backpack
I bought this backpack four years ago for my daughter to use in Kindergarten. She is now entering 4th grade and has moved onto the Deluxe Backpack, however the original one has been passed onto my neice and it's still perfect. With a good washing, it's ready for another (5th) school year. Awesome product!
August 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by rrchildress Please bring back the Original Plus!!!
The backpack needs a water bottle holder and an extra pocket for books. Basically the Original Plus design was perfect, but they discontinued it (WHY?!?!) and we are stuck getting this style for our younger son. The Deluxe plus would be a good alternative for older students, but all of the "Deluxe" styles are too big for a kindergartener, and they all have annoying straps meant to go around the child's waist, which is comical...my children barely tie their shoes, they certainly don't take time to buckle themselves into their backpack, so all those straps do is drag on the ground, hang out of the car door, and get caught in doors of their locker cabinets.
August 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by My4SonsNY Need Monogram Choice For Elementary Students
Great back pack, I just wish that there was a font choice, like Comic Sands, that writes the lowercase "a" as elementary students are taught to write it. I'm a teacher, and often hear, "why does that "a" look like an upside g?" Both fonts offered in lower case have only this type of "a", so we'll be taking my son's backpack to our local print shop to have his name engraved with the Comic Sands font. Thanks for considering adding this font choice L.L.Bean. Your customer service is top notch, so I know it will be looked into:) My fellow colleagues and I thank you!
August 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Backpack9 love backpack
We love the back pack. A cup holder on the side would have been great though.
August 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by SarahWV Not the same quality
We always had the LL Bean Book Packs growing up, and actually still own one that is over 15 years old. However, I just ordered and received one for my daughter in the mail, and the quality has really gone down. The material is much thinner, a flimsy nylon, the bottom of the Pack is so thin, I will be surprised if it lasts one school year. This zippers due not open and close smoothly. Compared to the older model, this one is not made with the same quality and care as LL Bean has put into their products in the past.
August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2Laughizgood Dependable and sturdy backpack
I just purchased our 3rd backpack from LLBean. My son has had one for school the last four years. These bags are well worth the money and hold up very well to an active boy! He carried one backpack for two years and it still looks like new!! We purchased this one and had his initials monogrammed on it. He is so proud and ready for school! The bag was delivered before the date promised and we are both completely satisfied!! We purchase a name brand backpack ONCE. It lasted maybe three months before the zipper was messed up! i hope you decide to get one and find out for yourself!!
July 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Perfect for my 5yo!
This is the third ll bean original book bag I have bought. My kids are 8, 7, and 5. My 8yo has used his for 3 years and loves it. I have no plans of buying any more book bags in the near future because these bags are so well made. Thank you ll bean for your great bags!
July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by natesmommy06 My favorite backpack...EXCEPT
I LOVE this bag! I received it my freshman year of high school. Used it all through high school, & college. It has been on airplanes, Greyhound bus, to camp, on my honeymoon, hospital bag for my 4 babies, and now my daughters use it for an overnight bag, I am too selfish and sentimental to let my oldest daughter to use it for school though, so off we go to LLBean to buy a new one.
EXCEPT: There is no water bottle pocket. When I was in high school, that was not really a big deal. I am 30 now so that was about 15 years ago. But my kids carry their water bottles everywhere. All the kids at school bring their water bottles to school. So naturally, my 4 year old daughter does too.
My newly 3rd grade son has a Critter backpack. We love that one! I was sad to see that it was discontinued. I am now looking at the Discovery backpack for my daughter. That one has a mesh pocket on the outside and she really likes the butterfly on the outside. We will get the lunch box to match.
All in all, I still love this bag. BUT I would love to see it updated with a water bottle pocket.
July 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by SmithC Monogramming is TINY
This backpack is made to last. But I am very dissapointed with the monogramming! IT IS TINY! I chose the Block Style Font. My childs name is JACKSON. Its a longer name,but the monogramming is so tiny, you can't even see it!
I also bought a lunchbox, the font is bigger on the lunchbox than on the backpack!! Very dissapointed in the monogramming dept.
July 22, 2015