Print ClassMateŽ Small Backpack
I bought this for my 6 year old son going into 1st grade & he loved it! I had it monogrammed with his name & a dinosaur & it came out perfect. The size was perfect & quality is great like all of Landsend products. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with young boys!
August 26, 2015
My two older boys have had backpacks from this company in the past and they really held up good. My little guy has not used his new one yet. It looks like it's going to be a good backpack. I like how you can buckle it in the front.
August 21, 2015
Print ClassMateŽ Small Backpack Great For Small Kids Perfect Fit
Purchased the for 2015 school year, for my kindergartner. Great product we also put his name on it with a baseball and bat. We are happy with the product.
August 20, 2015
Best customer service ever!
Been buying Lands End for years(kids coats, backpacks, lunchbags, my bathing suits etc). I do have to admit it seems quality is not as great as it used to be, but it is still very good compared to most of the backpacks you see at the big box stores. I ordered two backpacks for my twin boys who are starting kindergarten in the fall and had them monogrammed with their initials. One bag the initials came out fine, on the other, it was starting to unravel and I wasn't happy with that-I feel if you pay a good amount of money for a bag, it should be perfect(or close#. I called up Lands end and told them about the problem. The customer service rep was so friendly and apologetic. She said she was rushing an order to get a new backpack made and mailed out ASAP and that I could either mail the defective one back or bring to a Sears store)-I brought to Sears, so much easier. Within a few days the new backpack was on my front door!! I've always been super impressed with customer service. And Lands End stands behind their products!! My oldest son had been using a Lands end backpack for about 1 1/2 years and the zipper broke-I had called Lands end and they replaced it with a new backpack at no charge, I just had to bring the old one back to the Lands end counter at Sears. Same thing with a lunch bag where the liner ripped after a year-I told them about it and they replaced it, no problem!! So again, while im sad the quality seems to have slipped a little over the years# I guess its true with just about every company), I still LOVE their products and you cannot beat the CUSTOMER SERVICE! THAT IS WHAT MAKES ME A LOYAL CUSTOMER!
August 3, 2015
Mesh pocket came undone after first few weeks of use
I have purchased this backpack for the last few years because I like the smaller size for my young son and was impressed with the quality. He's now in 2nd grade and we ordered this for him again this year (orange camo) and while the others held up for the entire school year + daily outdoor summer camp, this particular backpack's quality didn't hold up. The mesh pocket came completely undone within the first month of use. The seam totally gave out. Very disappointed in this year's quality and when I tried to exchange it after the school year had begun, I was told it was already sold out. Interestingly, I noticed another reviewer had the same issue with her son's backpack.
November 4, 2014
Sturdy Backpacks, Kids love them
I was hesitant to order these after reading reviews about the zippers, but ordered 3 sized to my kids (small, medium & large). They have ample room & expand outwards vs. down (I hate long backpacks swinging around on the kids.) The quality exceeded my expectations and although the zippers are not YKK heavy duty I don't see them splitting unless the pack is weighted to extremes. Love the tabs on the outside for hanging a lunch kit or carabiner bottle on, the snap open coat strap is genius! Was pleased with the light weight of these packs compared to other available on the market. Will be trying the XL size next year when my oldest heads to Jr High.
September 10, 2014
Perfect size for lil ones
Fits perfectly for preschool backpack
September 9, 2014
Two straps ripped after three weeks of use
I was very sorry to see that the top handle strap and the front clip strap both ripped after only three weeks of use by my six year old. In 1st grade he isn't carrying home heavy books, so it makes me disappointed in the quality. And of course it is sold out, so I can't exchange it. :( I purposely bought from Lands End to avoid this kind of hassle. And of course I got the matching lunch box.
September 7, 2014
Great size for PreK or K
We can fit everything in this backpack. A spare set of clothes, 1 inch 3 ring binder, the ezwipe lunchbox and a few other things. Love the outside pockets for a thermos/water bottle. And it is not to big or bulky. If I wanted to use it for multiple years/grades, it probably would have been a good idea to get the next size up. But is working for us now.
September 5, 2014
Good, but preferred the old zippers
This bag is just the right size for my first grader, who still doesn't have books to bring home from school. My only complaint is that I preferred the zippers from last year's bag, which were easier to open and close.
August 28, 2014