My oldest DS had to have a new backpack this year. His old one was worn slap out! He started carrying his last backpack at the beginning of 4th grade and now he is going into 8th. It served him well. I am a believer in buying a great quality bag and having it last for years and years. This is the 1st time we have strayed away from L.L.Bean or Lands End for Backpacks. After we discovered L.L. Bean no longer offered the great stone washed canvas pack like his previous one (yes, he wanted one just like he had before), he decided he was looking for something a bit more...I don't even know. So here is his new backpack. I am curious as to whether it will hold up to the wear and tear that a Middle School boy throws at it like the L.L. Bean ones. I had to assure him that I wouldn't get his name monogrammed in large pink letters before he would even grudgingly let me take it. His monogram is placed on top between zippers so I don't think it will even be very visible...but it will assure him of which black backpack belongs to him out of the mountain of other black sports oriented backpacks.
What are y'all monogramming for the new school year?