Rated 3 out of 5 by LMoore Nice for about a year
My sons (1st and 3rd grade) love these bookbags, but they just don't last. We have to buy a new one each year because halfway through the school year, the zipper busts or the bottom gets a hole. I have sent one back and it was replaced, but now the zipper is broken and ripped out of it. Nice bag if you want to replace it every year. Going with something more sturdy now that we have to buy another bookbag again.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizabeth54 Good quality backpack
Backpack is well made and comfortable fit for my son, good size for his book bag. Well made and attractive. Sits up well when placed upright . Excellent bag and value. Highly recommend
October 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5
by frugemel Quality not as expected from Land's End
My first grader has been going to school for exactly one month (we start after Labor Day in Michigan). He got his new backpack the night before school started as a present.
But I've already noticed a hole developing on the bottom! A reinforced bottom would be much appreciated, much like your Iron-kneed Jeans.
I'm hopeful this will last the rest of the school year, but at this rate I'm not so sure.
October 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by DeborahJS09 Not impressed for the price
It is a good quality bag. Great color and kids loved the option to have the embroidery added. I wouldn't go out of my way to suggest it to a friend. There aren't any small pockets inside for kids treasures. The bottom panel is not water resistant. The shoulder straps are quite wide and stiff so it hurts my child's neck. I bought a backpack 3 years ago at a dept. store that was a lower cost and had a lot more features. Although it only lasted 3 years, the kids liked it better.
September 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by YiddishMommy Looks nice, kind of soft
The backpack is well-designed and my son likes it. The sides and bottom are kind of floppy--they don't stand up by themselves and everything squishes around inside. He doesn't mind, though. It's a good size for his average 6-year-old body.
September 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrammyC Long lasting
Two of my grandsons have this same backpack that they carried all last year and they still look great !! So we ordered one for my younger grandson this year. We had it embroidered with a picture to make it a little unique. Has more that on large compartment for separate storage. Sturdy fabric. Sturdy zippers.
September 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jami3 Poor quality
I bought the medium and large backpacks for my boys for the start of the 2014 school last year. The style was adorable, but the quality of the materials was very poor. Within two months, the zipper of the large backpack was having problems and the bottom of the medium-sized backpack already had a small hole in it. After a year of normal wear, both backpacks have numerous holes in the bottoms of them and in the mesh. The fabric was flimsy and not reinforced, and the teeth of one of the zippers are bent. I hope Lands End will improve the construction of their school backpacks in the future.
August 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by NRST Nice Appearance; Lacks sturdy and quality materials. Paper thin.
Ordered both the large and medium sizes for my boys, with monograms. However, upon receipt I was greatly disappointed to feel the lack of quality materials. These bags are paper thin!! The bottom should at least have a durable padding for the price charged. I will not re-order again. Land's End is slipping in quality. The margin rate on this bag has to be outrageous. Sad.
August 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LaurenJH Sad to see the quality change
My son had the medium size last year and the quality was great! Unfortunately, we did have one issue with the reflective piping peeling, but Lands end was very helpful. They replaced the bag for us with this new version. Wow, I am so sad to see the quality change! The zippers are clearly cheaper and the material of the overall bag feels thinner. I also believe I remember the front inside pocket having spots for pencils, etc and this new version has nothing. I really hope they switch back to the better quality bags for the price we are paying for these. Heres to hoping this one holds up.
July 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SusanJenkins Poor quality compared to former model
I recently purchased the small version of this backpack, and it was immediately obvious that ithe fabric and zipper were of inferior quality compared to the one I ordered two years ago. Reviews of the medium and small versions indicate that a change in the materials has been made for this year's model.
I have always been so pleased with the quality of Lands End products, but will shop around when I purchase a backpack for another grandchild next year..
July 21, 2015