Solid ClassMate® Medium Backpack
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Best-in-class value for Back to School.
- Reinforced bottom built with 1200-denier polyester pack cloth to win the “drag race” of the school year
- Increased size to haul it all
- Extra! Extra! Lash strap gives them external carrying capacity
- Light up the night! Bottom strap lets them clip a bike light for maximum visibility in low-light conditions
- Reflective trim also helps keep kids visible
- Adjustable sternum strap keeps shoulder straps in the perfect position for comfort
- Handy loop for clipping on a lunch box saves room inside the pack
- Make it Your Own with a monogram, embroidery, heat transfer and more
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- Receive Preferred School contribution with purchase
ClassMate® Medium Backpack is designed & tested to carry everything your kid needs for class and more. Additional features not listed above include: no-tip design; water-repellent finish; plus an ergonomic design with padded shoulder straps & back panels for comfort. 600-denier polyester body with 1200-denier base. Spot clean. Imported. 18"Hx12 1/2"Wx6 1/2"D. 1670 cu. in.
Solid ClassMateŽ Medium Backpack
Great backpack, need bigger size
My 13 year old has had this backpack for two years of middle school and it has held up phenomenally well. He probably went through 4 less expensive off the shelf backpacks in two years before I invested in this one. The only problem now is that it's a bit too small. It is not worn out at all, he just needs more space, so not sure if this size will be sufficient even next year, let alone for high school. I would agree with the other review that the bottle carrier on the side is a bit shallow, though I don't think his bottle has been falling out, it doesn't fit all the way in, though, it could use a couple more inches in height and there is room for those pockets to be taller. The only LE backpack I see that is larger has comic book stuff all over it, and he won't like that, it'll be too "little kid" looking for him. So please offer a larger version of this backpack before the fall!!!
April 9, 2013
This review is for the Classmate Large/Magenta backpack. My son has the Classmate Big Haul and it's been a fantastic backpack for 4 years. Bighaul was no longer offered so I got my daughter the Classmate Large and I'm now returning it. Kudos to LE for taking this back after 5 months (even though we only used it for Disney out of desperation--it's functionless for school). The backpack has several flaws: water bottle holders on the side are too shallow...her stainless steel water cup (12 oz) keeps falling out. It's not a tall cup, and to compare, the Big Haul holds my son's 20 oz s.s. water bottle just fine. These side mesh pockets will only hold a plastic water bottle without an issue. Second, the backpack is like a black hole. There's no divider in the main pocket so everything ends up getting smashed together. The big haul had a laptop divider which works great at keeping folders un-wrinkled. The front pouch is fine for small stuff (keys, chapstick) but the medium pouch is again a black hole. To compare big haul had 3 separate internal compartments, a key ring bungee, and a removable pencil case. I was going to return this for the Featherlight (which has a laptop divider) but the water bottle holders look just as shallow so I'll wait for next year's new design in hopes of something better. I guess I was spoiled by the Big Haul and this or the Featherlight just won't do for the money. Also, the zippers seem cheap...I really don't think they'd hold up like I'd expect from Lands End. Bring back the Big Haul with all it's compartments, sturdy zippers and thicker nylon construction and you'll have a winner. FYI: color is bright but it will hide the dirt. Also, daughter is average second grader and it's just a bit too large for her but it's not worth downsizing since the size will be fine next year and for years to come.
January 27, 2013