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Super Deluxe Book Pack
Item #: CA290888
The extra-roomy, tech-ready pack – 20% bigger than our Deluxe, for students who need just a little more space.
- Designed For: Ages 13 and up.
- Capacity: Approx. 2,520 cu. in., 40 L.
- Weight: 2 lb. 2 oz.
- Dimensions: 17½"H x 13¼"W x 13¼"D.
Why We Love It
Designed specifically for high school and college students, this larger version of our bestselling Deluxe Book Pack has earned hundreds of 5-star reviews over the years. With tech-friendly features suggested by our customers and even more capacity for action-packed days.
Fabric & Care
- Place pack inside mesh laundry bag, then machine wash and line dry.
- Packs made of weatherproof, 420-denier ripstop nylon.
- Pack bottom made of 840-denier nylon.
- Padded back panel and lumbar support for all day comfort.
- Padded, adjustable, ergonomically curved straps.
- Heavy-duty zippers.
- Waist belt for a more secure fit that tucks away when not in use.
- Haul loop on top of bag.
- Dual main compartments with an organizer panel and laptop sleeve keep things handy.
- Fleece-lined interior stash pocket.
- Two side mesh water bottle holders.
- Integrated audio cord port.
- 3M Scotchlite reflective piping on front and straps for 360 degree visibility.
Super Deluxe Book Pack is rated out of 5 by 484.
Rated 3 out of 5 by LLparent from Almost great This backpack despite being lightweight, durable, and large enough to haul schoolwork has two major flaws. The side pockets for water bottles are too short and loose. I have tried a variety of thermoses, bottles, padding etc and still everything falls out of the pocket when my son bends down, picks up pack, or turns quickly. Two thermoses have been damaged. Additionally this is a large capacity backpack and should include a chest clip to help secure a heavy backpack and allow for better posture. Please LL bean make improvements to this backpack. The transit backpack seems to have these two improvements just not the same capacity for books and binders.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by MoreBeanTheBetter from The last one lasted 7 years! My daughters last LLBEAN backpack got her from 2nd grade up until a freshman in high school. This new one should make it through college. Believe me when I say, she stuffs it full of heavy books and binders, but it takes it. She went with a mint top and we especially like the black bottom. It should keep the bag looking cleaner than her last one looked. *The photo is from 2010. The one on the right is the one we replaced. The one on the left (and, yes, I realize now that it was too big for her) is still being used by my now 7th grader. She intends to finish middle school with it. Naturally beating her sister and keeping it for 9 years. :)
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by ArmyColonel from Can't take the Strain As a native Mainah I have supported L.L. Bean for years. Let me begin my review by saying my children have owned several book bags and rucksacks from L.L. Bean that have lasted for years and have only been replaced after being outgrown or become so dirty from tough use that they were no longer "presentable". However after waiting more than three months for this back-logged item to be delivered, the seam along where the straps meet the top of the bag ripped out after only four months of use. This bag cannot handle the weight required of a sixth grader's text books, binders and homework. Perhaps I received a lemon but I cannot recommend this particular product.
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by TCampbell from Perfect for all ages!! Most backpacks didn't make it through the entire year. We found L.L. Bean's backpack when my son started 7th grade. He used it all day in class and then it joined him with his after school sporting events. It was with him through middle school, high school, and two years of college. Not to mention any time he traveled it was his suitcase too. We just purchased the exact backpack he had in 7th grade to help finish college and beyond. The only reason he needed a new one is becuase he wasn't using it properly, he would hold it by one strap over his shoulder causing strap to weaken over time (8 yrs). We highly recommend this backpack!! :)
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Riley1234 from Built to withstand wear & tear My twins just completed 10th grade; we have had these backpacks for 3 years now and it's like they are brand-spanking new. I am so in awe of this product. I can't tell you how heavy this packs are on a daily basis (I can barely lift them!). Every single part of the backpack still functions perfectly - from the mesh on the sides for their water bottles to every single stitch and zipper. This is a seriously quality product I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. We just threw them in a pillow case and washed them so they're ready for junior year! If you're wondering about durability and high quality - this is the pack for you.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by pcox104 from Cheaper materials I've used LL Bean backpacks for nearly 20 years. I had friends who were using these bags in 1st grade. I could tell after receiving this backpack in the mail that the materials and craftsmanship were not up to par with my other LL Bean backpacks (or luggage). I grabbed my old LL Bean backpack that I'm currently using, and sure enough, the padding is less all around in the new bag, the straps are thinner, the canvas is thinner, and there is a weird piece of plastic in the back (which, for having a laptop pocket, you'd think you want more padding, not less). Overall, this bag feels like the old bag with a bunch of corners cut. It's worth about $39, not full price at $59.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by DaveMA from Declining quality I purchased this book bag to replace my older super deluxe. I had my previous back pack for more than a decade and I loved it. Unfortunately, the water-proofing component on the inside started to break down and was making everything a sticky mess. The new bag has all of the same features as the old; however, there is a very noticeable difference in quality. The older bag feels more durable. It's material is thicker and seems tougher. The new bag feels flimsy and cheap. The material is thinner. Maybe material science has means that the bag is as durable as the old but I was disappointed. Also, they no longer sell the storm blue color. I miss that color.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by hennroo from Very durable! This backpack passes the boy durability test, hands down! My son's middle school did not have lockers, so we needed a BIG book bag and this was the winner. There is plenty of room and compartments in this bag...huge binder, large books, gym clothes (and shoes!), lunch box and school supplies - all in there! And there's a nifty little cushioned zipper bag that he keeps his phone in that keeps it safe and well-hidden. He is now using it for the third year and it is still going strong. I have washed it in the washing machine twice and it comes out great. the only complaint we have is that his water bottle consistently falls out of the pocket on the side...would be great if those were an inch or two deeper.
Date published: 2017-11-02