Solid ClassMateŽ Small Backpack
This is the 3rd backpack I have bought from lands end for a child that has entered Kindergarten. They last for at least 2 years and the size is perfect?highly recommend
June 3, 2014
While I typically love everything I get from Lands End, I was so disappointed with this backpack. The quality doesn't seem to live up to the brand. Within 6 weeks of use, both zippers have broken so I feel it's been a waste of money.
October 23, 2014
Not bad but not exactly great either
I really love the look and feel of LE backpacks. They are pretty durable; one of my sons is on his third year with the same backpack. He has a medium. It barely fits his stuff but he's grown a little attached. I needed another one for my kindergartener this year. Bought the small and medium to see which would work better. He's not too tall so wanted to make sure he doesn't end up lugging around something that went halfway to his knees. The height of the small was perfect. But the width is very narrow. I can just barely get a binder to fit, with nothing else in the bag. I don't understand why this is made this way. Add another inch and a half or two and it would be perfect. The medium is about an inch wider and about 2 inches taller than the small. It goes past his butt. Still just fits a binder but now it is very deep. I really don't understand this. It would make more sense to make it 2 inches wider and 1 inch taller since older kids use more binders which are wider. I recommend this if getting for items that aren't too wide like notebooks or folders but not for binders or anything else wider than a folder. I love the chest straps though which is the main reason I decided to buy this one instead of another from major competitor but I think I may have to look again at theirs since it's wider. Add some more width to these backpacks instead of height and I will definitely be back.
October 6, 2014
Love the colors and perfect size for my kindergartner.
It a very durable backpack. And I know will be able to use it for sleepovers or week ends away.
September 29, 2014
I'm really disappointed in the quality of the backpacks now - they are NOT as good as they used to be! Overall the fabric feels much thinner, especially the bottom panel. The ones I bought 2-3 yrs ago are much sturdier, and last several years. I'm not sure they will hold up as the last ones did. This may be the last time I buy Land's End backpacks. :(
September 24, 2014
I got this for my kindergartener and it's great. At first I ordered the large because I figured with as much money as it cost I should get a lot of use out of it, unfortunately the large was WAY too big for him (he's on the small size anyway), so I ended up getting this one and it's perfect. He can wear it comfortable AND is able to fit lunch and snack and school work in there. This should last him through 2nd grade I think. I also had it personalized, which he loves and I love that it's less likely to be mistakenly taken or lost.
September 21, 2014
Couldn't have asked for a more high quality bag for my son's very first book bag!
September 14, 2014
A little big for a toddler, but great quality and looks nice
Nicely constructed, zippers work well. The navy/blue/yellow color looks sharp, and the monogram turned out nicely. We needed a backpack for preschool, and while this size is a little big for my 2 year old, I didn't like either of the two prints available in the smaller/toddler size. Assume he'll be able to use this size for a couple of years as it holds quite a bit of stuff. Much better quality than others I looked at. I would recommend this item to others.
September 8, 2014
I got it for my 6 year old son. The backpack is very solid.
August 10, 2014
I bought this for my new kindergartner! It fits him great and he is excited about the inside and the cute tiger we got embroidered on the outside. So far, so good. We are taking it on a road trip this week and I'm sure it will hold up just fine this year at school!
August 9, 2014