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Old 06-29-2017, 04:28 AM
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I hate cheap backpacks that fall apart by November! Has anyone ever bought an L.L.Bean or Pottery Barn one for their kiddos? Worth the extra $$?? Thanks for your thoughts!


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Old 06-29-2017, 04:38 AM
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I bought an LL Bean one for DD 17. Shes used it for two years and I think she'll be able to finish out high school with it. She crams a ton of stuff in there and is very rough on it. I've been impressed how well it's held up.
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:40 AM
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My family has experience with L.L.Bean backpacks. My DD is still using her high school backpack and she has been out of college now for 3 years.
In elementary school her zipper had some problems after 6 years of use and they exchanged it for a new one (the one she is using currently.)

My high school sons also have L.L.Bean backpacks. They are holding up well! I would recommend them.
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:41 AM
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We always get L.L.Bean backpacks. I use the one I got in college when we hike and I graduated in 1992

They also have a really great warranty. For a while, here in Maine, my high school actually banned them because they were a theft risk. Students would steal them, then return them to L.L. Bean and get a full refund.

DD decided to get a backpack from a different company this year and we had to get her a new one by Christmas. It did not hold up well at all.

I have no experience with Pottery Barn backpacks.
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:06 AM
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are poular in our area. They stand behind their products. Have emough pockets but not a bunch os useless ones. Free Shipping. Grandson was givne one in early grade school and carried it throught to MS 6th grade when he needed the larger size. As a teacher I didn't have trouble wit zipper jams.


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Old 06-29-2017, 05:20 AM
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We have a lot of kids w/ Bean backpacks at school. They seem to keep them from year to year. I haven't used one but I know from personal experience that their customer satisfaction policy is excellent.
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:28 AM
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I haven't used either of them, but we've had backpacks from Land's End. They aren't super expensive and have held up really well.
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:31 AM
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I have had good experiences with LL Bean, Pottery Barn, and Lands End. They all hold up very well and the companies definitely stand by their products.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:42 AM
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I bought Lands' End, LL Bean and Pottery Barn when my kids were in school. The Potterry Barn lasted only one year. The others lasted at least three years. The only reason for new ones was they wanted a different color. They liked the LL Bean ones better. I highly recommend them as well as the lunch boxes. I use the old backpacks now. They are still in good shape.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:55 AM
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Another vote for LL Bean! I bought my oldest son an LL Bean book bag 2 years ago when he started Pre-K. He's going into first grade now and it's still going strong. He's rough on everything , but this book bag is still in perfect condition. He also has the matching lunchbox and, again, he's used it almost daily for 2 years and it's still in great shape.


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Old 06-29-2017, 07:05 AM
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My LL Been lasted 8 years, it would've gone longer but I didn't need it and donated it. A lot of my students have pottery barn backpacks and they don't always hold up so well.
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:27 AM
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My parents bought me a messenger bag from Eddie Bauer when I was in college (1996) it is still my go to school bag. Added benefit it is still in fabulous shape. Spend a bit extra and have it last longer.
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:55 AM
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My son is pretty small. Will the Jr. size still accommodate his books/binders?
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:11 AM
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I purchased LLBean and Land's End. One for elementary, one for high school, and one for college.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:12 PM
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I've also had really good luck with Adidas backpacks, which you can find at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, etc for pretty cheap. Both of my boys have had theirs for over 2 years and they are still going strong.
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:01 PM
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Sturdy and guaranteed for life!
And the basic style grows with the child.
My picky son used the same one for about 10 years!
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