There’s A Story Behind Every Pack
Since the debut of our first school backpack in 1982, customers have shared their L.L.Bean pack love stories with us – and now we’re sharing them with you.
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Martha’s daughter is still using her Original Pack from kindergarten and is getting ready to graduate medical school. “She has carried this backpack all through elementary, middle and high schools, to two colleges, and now for the past four years at UMass Medical School.”
Bitzy’s pack was by her side through summer camps, sailing schools and countless miles of travel – and it’s still going strong 23 years later:
Caroline told us her husband took her L.L.Bean book pack to a fishing trip in Alaska, where a grizzly bear ran off with it. They watched the bear drag it into the river, jump up and down on it, roll on it and then bring it deeper into the woods. Her husband found the pack later and it was in perfect condition. His beef jerky was gone though!
Marci’s daughter placed her pack in front of the podium during her high school graduation speech – using it as a metaphor for getting through the many years of school.