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Tough. Tested. Trusted. We've designed the perfect packs for every age and every stage to take kids all the way from preschool to grad school.

AGES 4 TO 7

AGES 8 TO 12

AGES 13+

AGES 4 to 7

For the little scholars. Fun, playful designs, comfortable straps and plenty of room to fit things like extra layers, fridge-worthy artwork and show-and-tell favorites.

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ORIGINAL JR. BOOK PACK

Just as durable as our big-kid styles, our smallest backpack is a great first pack.

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DISCOVERY BACKPACK

Sized for younger kids, with kid-approved graphics and parent-approved durability.

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EXPLORER BACKPACK

A super-versatile, go-everywhere pack for school, sports, sleepovers and more.

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AGES 8 to 12

Perfect for late elementary into middle school. With more space, pockets and tech features - in versatile designs to accommodate their growing list of after-school activities.

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ORIGINAL BOOK PACK

The legendary L.L.Bean pack that started it all, and a top pick for kids of all ages.

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DELUXE BOOK PACK

Our most popular pack – perfected over decades. As rugged and reliable as they come.

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AGES 13 and Up

Designed for bigger kids. Packed with tech-friendly features, more organization, tons of extra space and plenty of pockets to fit all the essentials they "can't survive" without.

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SUPER DELUXE BACKPACK

20% larger than our top-rated Deluxe, plus all the tech pockets older kids need.

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COMFORT CARRY LAPTOP PACK

The most versatile, comfortable pack, with smart tech storage built right in.

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COMFORT CARRY PORTABLE LOCKER

Our super-sized, largest pack, with the ergonomic comfort of our hiking packs.

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Stay-Cool Lunch Boxes

Built tough enough for the lunchroom, in colors and patterns to match their packs.

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Monogram It

For just $8, or FREE with the L.L.Bean® Mastercard®

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