Rated 3 out of 5 by Rockhopper A classic--but zipper needs improving
This backpack is a staple for my kids--large enough to hold everything, but easy enough for elementary school age kids to manage carrying on their backs.
I've bought a total of four of these...each one last about three years for my kids. The fabric holds up very well, but the biggest problem is the zipper: it needs to be more rugged. On the first one I purchased, after about two years, the main zipper teeth bent and broke. I had it replaced by a tailor, but that has proved not to be cost effective.
Bottom line: great school backpack, inferior zipper.
September 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5
by HockeyMom33 Didn't even last 2 weeks of school
I have been a huge fan of lands end backpacks. In fact, we still have many because the backpack outlasted my kids style preference. Unfortunately, that is not the case with this one. As soon as it came in the mail, I noticed that the material was not nearly as sturdy. And, only two weeks into the school year, the seam is already ripping. Definitely disappointed.
September 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by maitlandmom My daughter loves it. We wish the side pockets were deeper.
Would love it more if the side pockets were a little bit deeper. This is where the kids put their water bottles which are somewhat heavy, so they tend to fall out of the backpack. The side pockets need to be about 2 or 3" taller.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Audryburn This backpack was just what my granddaughter wanted
My granddaughter needed a new backpack , I was able to order this one online and she helped make the decision. She loves it! I'm very pleased with the quality and construction! Will definitely order more for other grandkids
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by disneymom Very nice backpack!
This backpack was a replacement for my daughter's old one. It was wearing out after a few years. I have gotten my 2 children Land's End backpacks for the past 8+ years and we love them. Do not buy any other kind. They hold up well and look nice for years.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mattisa 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by kardomr 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by MargeryB Great backpack
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mommawith9yearsexperience 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by JessicaSar 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