Solid ClassMateŽ Medium Backpack
This is the perfect size for my second grader
This is the perfect size for my second grade son. It provides the right amount of storage space and isn't too big for him to carry. I like that the water bottle holders on the side are large.
September 27, 2014
My son loves his new school backpack! It's durable, spacious, functional, & attractive...all in one. Highly recommended.
September 20, 2014
We bought the solid black backpack and it is fine.
I bought this medium sized backpack for my 9 year old grandson. He likes the backpack very much.
It has fewer pockets than his last one, but we are managing.
September 17, 2014
I bought this for my son when he was entering the 1st grade. He is now in 2nd grade and it still looks brand new. It's been thrown on the ground, squeezed into his locker, had water spilled on it, stepped on more times then I can count, and in general been treated like most young boys would treat a backpack. I bought the black one to help hide the dirt. I know the dirt is there, but I just can't see it. I have read about zipper problems, but have not experienced any issues w/ the zippers. I would highly recommend this backpack!
August 30, 2014
Great tough kid's backpack
we love Lands End backpacks - they hold up well to my rough and tough boys and look good too
March 1, 2014
My daughter loves this backpack
This backpack is the perfect size for my 6 yo. She is a Waldorf student and can fit all her gear and extra pair of hikers or rain boots on the outside strap. Great for an active outdoorsy kid. And BTW her teacher has the same one!
November 30, 2013
Perfect for 3rd grader
Lighweight and roomy. This is the perfect size for my third grader. He loves the green color.
November 24, 2013
Zipper doesn't last
We have gone through 2 of these in a year (and really less if you consider that it wasn't used at all during the summer). The zipper is so poorly constructed it just pulls away from the seam over time. We originally purchased the back pack for my kindergartener in 8/12. The backpack didn't make it much past Christmas before the zipper came apart - and not from strenuous use - the most he comes home with is a folder or 2 and maybe a small book. We are now returning the replacement Lands End kindly sent us (which I must say was hassle free - kudos to their customer service). We have had LE backpacks in the past and have been happy, but not sure I'll order another one to replace the one that's going back.
November 13, 2013
After hearing from several people that I can't go wrong with a Lands End backpack I got one. Meh. The material is extremely thin and the bottom of the bag should have been thick cordura to stand up to the abuse of a kindergartner. Instead it's very thing cordura type material. I doubt this thing is going to last a school year.
August 13, 2013
Great backpack, need bigger size
My 13 year old has had this backpack for two years of middle school and it has held up phenomenally well. He probably went through 4 less expensive off the shelf backpacks in two years before I invested in this one. The only problem now is that it's a bit too small. It is not worn out at all, he just needs more space, so not sure if this size will be sufficient even next year, let alone for high school. I would agree with the other review that the bottle carrier on the side is a bit shallow, though I don't think his bottle has been falling out, it doesn't fit all the way in, though, it could use a couple more inches in height and there is room for those pockets to be taller. The only LE backpack I see that is larger has comic book stuff all over it, and he won't like that, it'll be too "little kid" looking for him. So please offer a larger version of this backpack before the fall!!!
April 9, 2013