Solid ClassMateŽ Large Backpack
Have been using Small and Medium backpacks for years. Got the Large backpack for the first time.
Haven't used the Classmate Large backpack yet. But it looks sturdy and well made. I was a bit hesitant about ordering the Large backpack after reading some of the reviews (that the bag fell apart after a few weeks). But then took a chance and ordered it online, hoping that it will turn to be of the same good quality as the small and medium bags.
I have been purchasing small and medium backpacks for my kid from the past 4 to 5 years. They always turn out to be of excellent quality, no complaints. The only reason we get a new bag every year is that we want a new design or a bigger size bag. We still have the old backpacks and they are in good condition. A few things that I like best about LE bags are that they have a outside front pocket, where kids can keep the warm/cold weather accessories like hats, glasses & gloves, otherwise these things get lost among textbooks. Second these bags have very smooth and sturdy zippers, they never get stuck. Last, the two outside pockets to keep water bottle are very useful.
I hope that LE Large backpack turns out to be as durable as the small and medium backpacks. Thank you.
August 20, 2014
Great for wheelchairs
I wanted a backpack that would work great and be easy to handle and use with my daughter's wheelchair. I also wanted her to have privacy for personal items. The Classmate Backpack provides all of those things. I can also put it on my back quickly and easily. Great product.
November 2, 2014
Solid and pretty
This backpack can handle a kid's homework folder, lunch bag, and water bottle easily. They all fit in the cavernous main compartment. There is also a smaller zipper front section and two mesh, open, side pockets. The backpack is lightweight but is solid and well-constructed. My daughter added a personalized owl. It took longer to receive so they could add this but it looks great; the colors work well with the backpack but the owl isn't camouflaged.
October 26, 2014
I bought this for my 9 year-old daughter. It seems to be well made and I am confident it will hold up through the school year, unlike one we had last year bought from an office supply store which fell apart after 2 months. Lots of pockets. She loves the colors. It's a little larger than I had expected, but I am hoping to get several years of use out of it, so the large size will probably be needed as she grows older and gets more homework to carry in it.
October 2, 2014
Large backpack is quite large
I got the large backpack for my 9-year-old (54.5 inches tall), and it is a little bit too big for her. I hope it will last for another couple years and as she grows that it will fit her better. She says when it is buckled in front that it is uncomfortable on her neck, so she prefers to keep it unbuckled. It is a nice looking backpack with lots of compartments.
September 13, 2014
Durable, comfortable, lightweight backpack
I recently purchased this backpack for my 7 year old daughter. Although it's a little large for her, everything that she needs to bring to/from school fits inside the backpack (we don't have to clip her lunchbox to the outside). I expect to get years of use out of the backpack - which again is why we purchased the size that we did. The backpack is lightweight, durable, and comfortable to wear. It's already gone through a walk home from the bus stop in the rain - found it to be nicely water repellent. My daughter loves all of the compartments - plenty of room for her school things and some extra toys/treasures! We are thrilled with this product so far!
September 12, 2014
This large backpack is very useful for my 9 y.o. granddaughter who has lots of textbooks, folder, tablets to carry from school to home and back.
The size including the number of pockets are needed to store/carry not only school supplies, books, etc. but also a hoodie and water bottle. There is still room for more things. I just wish that you make a similar size backpack with wheels/retractible handle as it's very heavy when fully loaded down with textbooks.
August 27, 2014
I bought this for my 9 year old. Land's End had better colors than some other options out there. She hasn't used it yet, but she absolutely loves the color (aqua) and it holds a lot of stuff. She is about 53-54" tall and I think this backpack will fit for years. I'm only giving it a 4 because I'm not sure how it will hold up yet.
August 21, 2014
Looks great, but not very durable
I have purchased Lands End backpacks in past years and found them to be of high quality, easily able to last an entire school year. And, at $49, I would expect the same with this backpack. However, that hasn't been my experience.
I purchased this backpack in turquoise for my 10 year old just before school began this year. She uses this backpack everyday to carry her books and other school items back and forth to school. The backpack is very cute. I paid extra to personalize with monogramming of her name and a small image. Within a few weeks of use the sternum strap began to fray and then completely broke a few weeks later. After 4 months, the backpack is coming apart at the seams. I don't think it will even make it through the calendar year much less the school year.
I was very disappointed in the durability of this pack given the price point.
December 11, 2013
My daughter loves the lightweight feel of this school bag.
My daughter loves the lightweight feel of this school bag. She has only had it for 2 weeks now but it seems pretty durable. I also like that Lands End backs their products.
September 16, 2013