Print ClassMateŽ Small Backpack
Great product that fits well.
I ordered this for my granddaughter for her first day of school. She was in Texas on-line with her Mom and I was in Kansas when we ordered. She picked out the navy with stars and puppy embroidery. She says she loves the puppy embroidery best, but also likes the strap on the front that keeps the backpack on while she gets on and off the bus. Mom says it fits perfectly; the photo of the model and size chart helped a lot.
August 27, 2014
Not the same quality
I ordered one of these for my Kindergartener this year. It's okay. My older daughter has this same bag from two years ago and the quality of the product has clearly declined - everything feels cheaper down to the toggles on the zipper. Not sure this one will last as long - we will see.
August 27, 2014
mesh pocket torn after once use
Not the Lands End quality I expected. After ONE use the side mesh pocket now has a tear in it.
August 23, 2014
granddaughter's new backpack
Kindergarten was rough on backpacks last year - mostly because we purchased a "cutsie" one at the local big box store - and the second one, and the third one. They were all poor quality material, poorly stitched, and much more fragile than I expected. So we purchased this Lands End backpack and lunch box. Incredible at the difference in quality and durability. The fabric is dense but lightweight, the seams are well sewn, and the zippers and clips are an entirely different quality than the cheap ones at the local stores. Frankly, I purchased this and the lunch box for what two of those flimsy backpacks cost last year, and she is absolutely delighted. The shoulder harness is well padded. The pack is a good fit with plenty of adjustment room as she grows. Well done, Lands End.
August 23, 2014
We are all aware of the few retailers that carry a good quality back pack. This backpack has one feature I had not seen on others and is why I decided to make the purchase. For litlte kids (we are entering kindy) this backpack has a front strap to hold the shoulder straps in place. So it will buckle across the front of the chest and keep your shoulder straps in place...perfect and appropriate for her age. It's roomy, not to heavy and with a few pocket options we can keep things in different places for her. She was crazy about the leopard and wanted the matching lunch box. Although, these are our first puchases in this area, I don't see them having to be replaced. They are made durable enough to last the year and then the next. Which is my intention.
August 19, 2014
Perfect size for Pre-K student
Perfect size for Pre-K student.
Colors are adorable and looks to be great quality. Excited for my little one to use it this year.
August 17, 2014
Great bag! Not so great water bottle pocket.
My daughter used this pack through Kindergarten and Grade 1. It could easily make it another year or two. The size was great - small enough for her petite frame but roomy enough for her lunch, a sweater, snowpants when needed, and even her swim bag on swimming days. The chest strap is an excellent feature which enabled her to carry it by herself even when fully packed. My only complaint about this bag is the mesh side pockets for water bottles. Both sides wore holes in them within the first semester of kindergarten rendering them useless. I cobbled together a pretty significant "patch" on one side that allowed us to limp through the next year and a half with the water bottle carried where it really needs to be - accessible on the outside while keeping the inside contents dry from spills. Even though the pack could get through another year, my daughter is ready for a new colour and the frayed mesh has become a source of frustration. In spite of looking elsewhere first, we are somewhat begrudgingly back here ready to buy another LE bag with the same mesh pocket. The bags are that good. But I fear I will be honing my mesh repair skills before the leaves fall.
August 12, 2014
I ordered this for my daughter who is starting junior kindergarten in the fall. It is easy for her to open and it will fit everything she needs without being bulky or heavy at all. We both love the pattern! She has only used it around the house so I can't comment on long term quality, but it looks very well made and I hope it will last a long time!
August 10, 2014
Just the right size for my 8 year old granddaughter. She loved the print.
August 9, 2014
Got this for my new kindergartener. It's cute and a perfect size. Not too big for my kindergartener but will still hold a folder and a notebook.
August 9, 2014