3 backpack Options

We asked L.L. Bean's Pam Jones to recommend three backpacks at different price points. Here are her suggestions.

Original Book Pack: For children age 7 and older. Made of nylon, the basic bag has reflective material on the front and the straps to improve the child's visibility at night. The back panel and straps are padded. It has one main compartment and two smaller front pockets and comes in four solid colors and six prints. $34.95.

Deluxe Book Pack: For children age 10 and older. Made of weather-resistant fabric, the deluxe pack also has reflective material on the front and straps. It has a padded back panel and straps, and a waist belt to help distribute the weight of the pack. There are two main compartments and two smaller compartments, and it has an opening to thread an audio cord to allow easy access between headphones and a music device. It comes in eight solid colors and seven prints. $39.95.

Sport Pack: For children age 9 and older. This pack combines the features of a trail pack with a backpack. It has a large main compartment, a section for organizing small items and two mesh side pockets for water bottles. Made of ripstop nylon fabric, the pack has a padded back panel and shoulder straps and reflective trim. It comes in five colors. $49.95.

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