L.L.Bean Explorer Backpack, Colorblock is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality - as expected! Purchased this backpack after my 5-year-olds target-bought backpack started falling apart, 3 months into school no less. It's so hard to find anything of good quality anymore, but with L.L. Bean I always know I'm getting high levels of quality and durability. This backpack is solid and sturdy. No, it doesn't have pictures of disney characters on it, and frankly it makes me love it all the more. This backpack is one that will last for years; yes I can already tell. If you're thinking about it, just buy it. It doesnt disappoint. The zippers are very smooth- no sticking and no coming undone while still "zipped". The materials are perfect for my kid, who wouldn't know how to "take care" of things even if her life depended on it.
Date published: 2020-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Smaller than expected I purchased this backpack for my 5th grade daughter. The bag is cute and well made but it was much smaller than we thought it would be. We kept looking at all the pictures with the models with the bags on their backs and thought this would be fine, but when it arrived it was much smaller than we thought. My daughter is average height for a 10 year old and I feel like her backpack load is probably average to below average but the bag just didn't have enough room.
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for 2nd graders First and foremost, I am a huge fan of the L.L.Bean backpacks and their quality. I like buying a backpack that will hold up for several years in a row versus buying a new one every school year. I have a history of buying them for myself when I was in school. Over a period of 15 or so years, I had TWO L.L.Bean backpacks. (I only bought the second one because my taste in style/color choice changed when I became an adult.) Gotta love it! I purchased two of these specific backpacks for my (almost) 2nd-grade twins (one in blue and the other the teal/flower design). They fit well, but there's room to grow, which is what I wanted. For context, my twins are 50 percentile in size for their age range (7). The bags are sturdy and have lots of fun storage compartments inside and outside of the bag. I preferred the original style myself, but my kids thought this style was cooler, so I gave in. They love them and can't wait to use them. Note: the blue backpack with neon orange trim is SUPER cool. Definitely my favorite between the two fabrics they chose.
Date published: 2021-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Explorer Backpack This backpack is for my 7 year old grandson. He picked it out himself and he loves it. It is so strong and durable. It will last for years.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice backpack Daughter used this for a week long camp. Worked great, she loves the color and design so much she plans to use it for school this year.
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality We bought this backpack for our step-grandson. It's quality and design are great and it is very durable. We know this because we used to buy Bean backpacks for our kids when they were little.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going on Six Years of Use We bought the first one of these for my son five years ago for daily school use, and it's still in excellent condition. Our second one for our daughter is on its third year and also looks great. These are a bargain given the durability.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality bag, LOVE the colors! My son's favorite colors are orange and blue, and so I knew this bag would be a hit! I was looking for a higher quality, non-character bag that would last him at least a few years. This one was perfect. He used it the entire school year and it still looks great. I plan to get my daughter the same one, but whish the girl ones were more two tone/contrasting colors like this one. (The orange on this one is BRIGHT, which some have mentioned but I like it bc it makes my son easy to spot in the car pool line, or to other vehicles when crossing the street!)
Date published: 2021-05-31