Rated 2 out of 5 by igre62 Just stay out of the rain
I've had this bag for a few months now, replacing my previous LLBean book bag. Nice looking bag, but you don't want to get caught in the rain. I was caught in the rain for 10 minutes, and everything in the bag is wet. The rain soaked right through the material. Too bad. Previous versions of this book bag held up to bad weather much better.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanWindley Great bag
I've continued to use this bag well after leaving college 3 years ago. It can be used for a short trip of perhaps two days if you pack well - the two compartments dont pack well for trips longer than that, and even on a trip I'd reccomend using space-saver bags. Love this bag.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shantara A Great Bag With Plenty Of Room
I bought this bag when I went back to school full time. I am a non-traditional age student, and didn't want a bag with flowers or power rangers on it, and needed it to be big enough to hold a lot of books plus gym clothes. This bag is perfect. The shoulder straps are comfortable and it's easy to slip off and on. I have been using this bag every day of the week for several months now and it looks to be holding up great. I do not anticipate needing to buy another bag for school...even through grad school, I think this bag will still be going strong.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by aanash Great backpack, nice and roomy, easy on the back
I love this backpack. It's big enough for a laptop and books/notebooks. The pockets are thoughtfully designed and useful. Even when loaded down, it disperses the weight so that you don't end up with a sore back. My only complaint is that you really can't carry it with only one strap. The curved straps are comfortable, but it is nearly impossible to only use one strap, even for short distances.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarahmmmm Had this for years.
My mother bought me this backpack in the 5th grade. I am now in my 4th year of college and this thing is STILL lasting me. No rips, tears, and is still fairly waterproof. It has made it backpacking through Europe, down to Cape Town and all over the United States with me too. Once this thing finally decides to give out, I'm probably going to come right back and buy the same one.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomWithActiveFamily Sturdy Excellent Nice color selection
Ordered in Red for my 8th grader, with high school next year in mind. The red is a darker tone, not blood red, perfect for a boy (or girl) who doesn't want anything garish, but great for a mom who wants red to easily locate the backpack, It is very roomy. Holds a large Case It zip binder plus an additional Case It folio that's large, in the main pocket, with room to spare. Then all the additional sections, that hold gym pants, T shirt, etc. Very well made. I'm thrilled.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hjrhjr Super Deluxe Book Bag review
Love all LL Bean Book bags. My son is in 8th grade & keeps his bag packed daily. This is a great durable bag. Feels comfortable.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeannieRev Super Deluxe Book Pack is Super!
I ordered this back pack for my petite 11 year old daughter. I have purchased back packs from LL Bean before and have always been satisfied. My daughter loves all the pockets but especially the mesh pocket on the side that holds her water bottle perfectly. She loves all the compartments. Great bag!
January 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arif 3rd backpack
This is the 3rd time i purchase a backpack from LL Bean and it's because they LAST "forever"!!! My eldest's backpack lasted from junior year in H.S. thru 4 years in college and 1st year in veterinary school. My other child's backpack lasted from freshman year in H.S. thru his jr year in college. The only problem they had was a wheel came off like in the 3rd year. We added a new washer and fixed it bc the wheel was still in good condition as was all else and we didn't want to send it to LL B for a few days. Great backpacks! I have one more child at home, and for sure I will purchase her a new backpack for college in about a year from here again!
January 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by farmLLBeaner Happy with it!
I got this for Christmas and have only used it a little but I really do like it. it is very strong and has multiple pockets for stuff you don't want crushed by textbooks and such. I wasn't able to get the color I wanted because it was back ordered for 2/3 months though and the cell phone pocket is a bit small (on the strap). Other than that it is great and I would highly recommend it!
January 9, 2014