Wednesday, August 5, 2009

WFMW - Backpacks

After spending $20+ on character backpacks for my kids each year and then having them still fall apart mid-late school year, I finally found a solution.

I had an LL Bean backpack when I was in high school. I still have it, so when my son's backpack fell apart last year, I gave him mine instead of going out and buying him another one in April. That thing is still in great shape, even after the abuse it gets from my son!

I purchased one this year for my daughter for only $27.95. They come in several different sizes for different ages of kids, and many come with matching lunch boxes.

LLBean works for me!


  1. Some things are definitely worth putting a little more money into when you know it's good quality.

    Unfortunately, I don't think this would work for us because my son's backpack has to be either clear or mesh. I didn't see any like that on the LLBean website. :-(

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. I just received our new lunch bags from Pottery Barn Kids (on sale). I can already tell the difference in how they are made! I think it does pay off in the end to spend a little more upfront.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  3. I used to purchase our son's backpacks for LLBean or Land's End. They would last the whole year!
    Great tip!

  4. I hear ya. I was spending just as much on new backpacks for my kids every year, so I finally bit the bullit and got a good one. Mine were from Lands End but same thng and we've done great with them. Great tip!!

  5. Sometimes it is better to invest a little extra money in a QUALITY backpack, especially one you know will last longer in the long run!