Rated 5 out of 5 by PracticalStuff Excellent Backpack
This backpack is great! Quality is amazing and my daughter was so pleased with it. (And that is saying something!) It will grow with her which is why we purchased this version so it will hold a laptop when she needs to carry one for school. We all love the functions but also that is isn't too bulky as she is petite. Shipping was so fast too!
April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by csteuck Great BIG bag
I have had LL Bean backpacks in the past and decided to get one for my son who is going to high school. We decided on this pack because of its size, and it does not disappoint! Huge backpack for all the binders, books and notebooks that school requires.
April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrugalMaineiac So far, so good
Purchased for a freshman son, this backpack is big enough for all of his books and papers and the stuff kids tote around. The separate compartment for the computer was the right size, the depth is good for some of the bigger items, and the straps are comfortable. Also the mesh water bottle pockets are big enough for the large Nalgene, which is useful during sports. Since a non-Bean backpack didn't stand up in the last 7 months, we have high hopes that this one will see him through the next 3+ years.
April 1, 2015
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