Print ClassMateŽ Small Backpack
Very cute and well made. Perfect size for kinder and first grade. I had the monogram done and it looks great. Very happy with my purchase.
August 3, 2014
Smaller than expected
This is a lovely backpack my older son (7)has been using the medium size for 2 years and will again this year. Unfortunately I ordered the small and it will need to be returned because my kindergartener will need the extra room for snow pants. I have reordered the medium and I'm sure it will work great
August 25, 2014
Great look, durable and light weight. My five year old loves the extra clips to attach his matching luncbox and/or secure it around his chest.
Perfect size and fit for my kindergartener, he loves it. Great look and durable, but I wish the extra compartment/ seperater on the inside was bigger
Essentially it has one large seperate zip up compartment and a small one for personal size items on the outside.
August 15, 2014
Perfect fit for my preschooler
I love this backpack! When it came in the mail, my son was so excited and couldn't wait to put it on. It will hold a lot but isn't too bulky when there is little in it. The zippers and very durable and easy for a preschooler to open and close. It has great storage pockets and the mesh side pockets are perfect for a thermos or other large or small items. I purchased this with the matching lunch bag which fits perfectly inside or attaches to the loop on the outside of the backpack. Overall very pleased with this purchase and I feel that it will last for several years.
August 7, 2014
Bottom looks disappointingly flimsy
OK, I am basing this review on my initial impression since the backpack hasn't actually been used yet. My son loves the colors and it is no worse than the average backpack out there, so we will likely keep it. However, I was very disappointed to find that despite the nice features and presumably strong fabric that the body of bag is made of, the bottom is clearly a weaker, thinner fabric (not stronger as suggested). You can see light right through the whole bottom! I am very skeptical that this will last my new first grader through the year. For the little ones I would expect a more reinforced bottom since they are more likely to drag their bag when it gets heavy! I am reassured by Land End's fabulous customer service and time will tell, but if you have a kid who is rough on his bag, be aware this might not be the best choice! I have seen higher end backpacks out there with much more bottom support.
August 7, 2014
I will not buy any other backpacks unless they are LANDS END
I purchased this for my son for his first year at kindergarden. After about 6 months the zipper pull broke and since it is a rope zipper pull it was unable to be fixed however the backpack looked brand new. I contacted Lands End and had no problems exchanging the backpack out. Unfortunately they were sold out of the colour he had so I was given the option of choosing another colour. My son is VERY picky and was unhappy that the lunch kit did not match the backpack as they hook together. Lands End was kind enough to allow me to switch lunch kits so that the backpack and lunch kit matched. It has been over 6 months and the backpack looks brand new definite quality here and customer service is AMAZING. I have 3 boys and I just ordered another backpack and lunch kit for my youngest who will be starting preschool. Not only do their products last but the only time you need to buy them again is when your child tires of the colour or they go into the next size.
July 20, 2014
Happy with the quality
I purchased these bags last year for my twin second graders. They are the first bags that have lasted for more than one school year, and they still look brand new! I am sure we will get a few more years use from them. We have not had any issues with the mesh pockets, handle or zippers. They are still perfect. My boys love their bags! I also like that they can clip their lunch bags onto the backpack. One less thing to carry.
July 9, 2014
I purchased this backpack for our then Kindergartner and it survived the year so well they're both headed to 1st grade in the fall. My only complaint is the mesh pockets on the side which tends to catch on the smallest things resulting in tears and holes. The pockets still work and my son doesn't complain, but it looks a little beat up to me. Regardless, I'm buying two more for his younger brothers who are off to school this year because I think the backpack itself is constructed well (minus the pockets).
July 9, 2014
Sadly, the colours are its best feature :(
Purchased this backpack for my 4 yr old. I'll be keeping it due to the fact that he would be crushed if I returned it, he loves the colours and is excited to wear it in September once school starts again. Unfortunately it's very poorly constructed, even flimsy. There's very little padding in the shoulder straps and the inside of the bad has no lining. Every stitch seam is openly visible inside the bag. Also, the handle on the top of the bag is encased in a cheap plastic that will most likely crack in our cold winters. Sooo very disappointed in the overall quality.
June 25, 2014