Rated 5 out of 5 by Buffywalt Wonderful
All 3 of my children now have these backpacks(each one a different style). I still have mine from 1990 and it is in great shape and made it around the USA and back to me(took 15yrs as I lent it to a friend with 4 sisters). Love these backpacks as they are very well built.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1224Dun Durable, minimally stylish, and comfortable.
Get this bag. That is all I need to say. The material looks cheaper but is actually very strong.
March 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by pcox104 Cheaper materials
I've used LL Bean backpacks for nearly 20 years. I had friends who were using these bags in 1st grade. I could tell after receiving this backpack in the mail that the materials and craftsmanship were not up to par with my other LL Bean backpacks (or luggage). I grabbed my old LL Bean backpack that I'm currently using, and sure enough, the padding is less all around in the new bag, the straps are thinner, the canvas is thinner, and there is a weird piece of plastic in the back (which, for having a laptop pocket, you'd think you want more padding, not less).
Overall, this bag feels like the old bag with a bunch of corners cut. It's worth about $39, not full price at $59.
March 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neeshopper Great backback!
This backpack is well made and has many features that I like such as padded shoulder straps, sleeve for laptop/tablet, water bottle holders and it is able to hold many items. It is bigger that my Deluxe Bookbag which I also like. I will be using this for a cross country trip this spring. Quite pleased with purchase.
March 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jobug1972 Perfect backpack for my high school son!
Over the years, we have purchased numerous backpacks that have lasted only a couple of years each. A friend recommended that we order from LL Bean, so we did. Since my son has to carry all of his books around with him all day, he needed something very roomy, so we ordered the Super Deluxe Book Pack. It arrived very quickly and is very durable and big!! My son transferred everything over from his old backpack and still had room to spare. He also said the straps are very comfortable and he is very pleased with the extra pockets his new Super Deluxe Book Pack has. I am certain this backpack will carry him through the rest of his high school career! I wish we had ordered from LL Bean years ago!! I would recommend this backpack (and have actually done so already) to anyone who is in need of a high quality, larger backpack. We are beyond pleased!! Thank you, LL Bean!! :)
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cdw1 Excellent Book Pack!
This book pack is a great size with wonderful compartments, including one for a lap top. Love the bag!
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Enough room and durability
Finally we have enough room! I like the 2 large separate pockets so that if my 11 year old is not carrying a full load, she can keep it in the pocket closed to her back and not have things sliding all around inside. We're trilled with the sturdiness. My 14 year old son is rough on packs, but feels like this one is big enough and tough enough for books and soccer stuff, snacks and electronics.
March 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MiddleSchoolMommy Wonderful Book bag!
You must purchase this bag, the size is perfect, it holds the ton of books that my son must carry in middle school. Finally a bag that can hold all of his items.
February 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CarolinCal Great backpack even for young kids
My 4th grade already has a lot of homework and has to carry his lap top around quite a bit so this was his first choice for a backpack. He loves it and it seems sturdy so far even though it is lightweight. We did have another smaller backpack from LLBean for 5 years but the zipper broke. As usual LL Bean was great about letting us return it for a credit, and we "upgraded" to this model since he is older now. Would definitely recommend this.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by imhonest So Far So Good
We've only had the bag a little over a week. It is a beautiful bag and seems well put together. Zippers work well and it has many compartments so things shouldn't get lost. It is really big for an 11 year old (even though he is 5'1"), but I think for a high school kid it would be great! Many things can be carried in it, but that is what also concerns me. My son packs way too much stuff in his bag and it really is heavy. This is how he broke his last 3 bags (NOT from LL BEAN). I feel the price was a bit high for a bag but if it lasts for more than one school year I will be pleased!! Overall I am happy with our purchase. I will send an update in the future if I feel that the bag did not work somehow.
February 22, 2015