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Item #: CA506537
Our versatile backpack holds the essentials you need most for everyday, and also makes a great travel companion.
- Capacity: Approx. 685 cu. in., 11L.
- Weight: 13 oz.
- Dimensions: 16"H x 10"W x 7"D.
Fabric & Care
- Made of 100% Bluesign®-certified nylon.
- Printed nylon lining.
- Spot clean.
- Compact size makes it comfortable to carry.
- Large main compartment with a divider for tablet storage.
- Fleece-lined stash pocket is perfect for a phone or wallet.
- Front stuff pocket gives quick access to smaller items.
- Durable webbing shoulder straps and padded back panel for extra comfort.
Wayside Backpack is rated out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by isalaur from Just a bit too small I bought this before a vacation because I wanted a smaller backpack to replace my purse that, being hands free would help when wrangling luggage. It definitely worked for that purpose. I intended to keep using it in place of my purse once I returned home but I found it was just a bit too small and lacking in convenience pockets for every day use. Side pockets for a water bottle would be a great addition and as I understand it this bag used to have them. Also interior slots for pens etc. would be useful when using it as an every day bag. Were it just a tiny bit wider and deeper, with the pockets I mentioned, it would be perfect I think.
Date published: 2019-09-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by LoyalLLBeanerMeister from Former Wayside Backpack WAY Better I have bought several of the former Wayside Backpacks for myself, friends, etc. This one is a copy of the standard "big hole" design of many designers. The straps are cheap and not as comfortable as the former design. I have been asking LLBean to bring back the original (photo below)....PLEASE PLEASE - you would sell 10x more and I have friends who want one - everytime they see mine (which is my favorite purse/bag) they ask where they could get one. It has beautiful lining, so many pockets and is just the right size!
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by rbhoughak from Excellent Update I had the previous model of the Wayside Backpack and sung it's praises. It was a great everyday bag and even made it as sole carryon on multiple flights with one child. This bag however, is a fantastic update. Sleeker, simplistic, thoughtful design. I now have expanded my offspring entourage to a 4 year old and two- two year olds. This has become my everyday bag for a couple of weeks now and I LOVE IT. The zipper pouch by the handle at the top is a life saver. I am able to shove my phone and keys in the top easily and always know where they are. The elastic pouch on the front is equally resourceful. I can shove the kids cups in there, extra clothing etc. (It's hard to tell from the picture, but the whole pouch itself is stretchy -think swimsuit material - with an extra tight elastic band at the top.) The inside seems roomier than it actually is. I can easily carry a big 40 oz nalgene, wallet, diapers, wipes, stickers, paper, and still have plenty of room for more. It's so sleek that I enjoy carrying it even when I'm, on the rare occasion, childless. I was concerned by the unpadded shoulder straps but it doesn't seem to be an issue. It hasn't made it on a flight yet. Because. Well. Sanity folks. But when that time comes I will definitely be attempting to take it. Note - I ordered both the Rose and Black. Kept the Black. The rose color looks brighter online. More dusty/dirty in real life.
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by cameralady from Zipper Shredding Issue I have owned this backpack for about 1 1/2 months and wear it 4 days a week. The inside zipper material is shredding badly. The older versions of this pack held up better and had water bottle pockets. On the plus side, this bag is comfortable to wear and it is very roomy. I hope the older style with 2 mesh side pockets is brought back. .
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chris from Not what I expected... The color is a dusty rose, which I liked, and is a bit darker than it appears in the photos. But the bag overall is much smaller than I expected. I was looking for a smaller backpack to replace my purse/diaper bag while I'm out with the kiddos. But I'm 5'9" and this thing makes my back look massive. The depth is not there. Fully stuffed it's only 5-6 inches and I needed more. The straps are a seat belt like material with no padding, which in my case (and build) did not work comfortably. There's also no place for a water bottle to be secured. This isn't a major issue since you could put on in the bag, but it would not be easily accessible and would use up the majority of space inside. If you put one in the outside front pouch, the first time you bend over to pick something up, it would clunk you in the back of the head. This bag is great for someone with a small to average frame that wants a small backpack or everyday errand use. But if you have a larger frame like I do, it doesn't fit the bill.
Date published: 2019-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanLover from Awesome mini backpack I use this backpack for work. It fits well and holds everything I need. I’m able to wipe it off easily if I need too. I used it for a trip to amusement parks also and it came in handy and was easy to use compared to a normal sized backpack.
Date published: 2020-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by linnijane from color and shape I bought the color which I will call silver lavender, which is really a nice change from other bags. It is very comfortable to wear and isn't bulky. I wish it had a pocket inside in addition to the divider-flap, but it is not an essential.
Date published: 2019-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrammaRuth from What's not to like? Let me start by saying I didn't need another backpack. I have 5; acquired from LLBean through the years. Each one is in tip top shape and useful in their own specific ways. I totally love the Wayside backpack; and here's why. I don't know it's there; lightweight, water resistant, cute! Top zippered pocket is padded and easily accessible. Think of the possibilities. Outside pouch holds my newly acquired Wayside wristlet (review to follow) padded side pockets hold beverage containers or water bottles; use your imagination; eyeglass case, etc.? Bag itself is expandable and lined with more pockets! THis sweet, small, space saver keeps me hands free for shopping. I walk with a cane; balancing umbrellas, shopping bags, tote bag, purse and keys to navigate through parking lots I run out of hands.For those critics who find it too small, I get it. If you're hiking, flying, kayaking, sleeping over a rooomier backpack is required. If you need your hands for holding an umbrella or a child's hand, I suggest you consider the Wayside backpack.
Date published: 2020-08-10