Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Just the thing!


Best Ever Backpacks: Stephen Joseph Quilted Backpack Royal

Stephen Joseph Quilted Backpack Royal

I love this cute little back pack. My son is 1 and we use it to carry his daily supplies back and forth to daycare and as a substitute diaper bag. He likes the bright colors and he knows it's his bag. We get lots of compliments on it where ever we go. It's the perfect size for a toddler and the straps are adjustable. It's sturdy and well made, and though it's on the small side, it holds just the right amount of stuff, (which for us is a lot since I'm an over-packer anyway). The name-tag inside didn't bleed and run when I wrote my son's name on it like most fabric tags do. The front pocket is great for the things you need more frequently like kleenux, and small toys, and it has a loop you can hook your keys onto. The side pouch is the perfect fit for a sippy cup. I so glad I got this; I just ordered the matching lunchbox and if I'm half as happy with it as I am with this backpack I'll be really pleased.

Two weeks after I posted this review, and after barely 2 months of use, the zipper for the main compartment broke. I was heartbroken. I searched everywhere for the receipt so I could call for a possible replacement, but no luck. I spent an hour trying to repair it, which to my amazement, I eventually did, but now I feel that it's fragile and I'm waiting for it to break again. So I wanted to add this warming. Do not over-pack and stretch the zipper, it's only plastic and will stretch and bend. Keep an eye on the teeth as you can see them separating and that is your warning of impending breakage.

I know this is made for little kids, but if I was the maker of this product I think that I would use a metal zipper for the main compartment as they are stronger and can take a lot more abuse than a plastic one.

I still love and would recommend this product, I'd just be a little more careful with it.

It's now been 9 months since I repaired the zipper and I haven't had a single problem with it since then. And, we LOVE the lunch box just as much as the backpack.

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Title Post: Just the thing!
Rating: 99% based on 987 ratings. 7 user reviews.
Author: Alyssa kay
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  1. Got this backpack for my three year old who needs to be able to carry lunch, a small pillow, a stuffed animal, and occasionally some papers to and from school. Works great. He loves his "train back pack" and loves to secret things in the little pocket (big enough for sunglasses or a snack). It goes through the wash great and the colors are beautiful. The only downside is the unpadded straps. We don't put anything heavy in the bag but they are starting to roll up a little as he uses it.

  2. Harriet Cummings10/28/2010 6:32 AM

    My three year old son loves trains, so he was very excited when I got him this backpack for preschool. He often tells people, "I have a train backpack" and proudly wears it into school every day. I like that it's not made of plastic or PVC, just good old natural cotton, with cute embroidered details, yet is well built to hold everyday items.

  3. Dennis Duran11/16/2010 9:32 AM

    This was purchased for my son as a gift from a friend. I had noticed it in several of the boutiques in the area but thought it may fade after a wash, so I never purchased one.

    After quite a bit of use I washed it and it looks just as good as it did when we received the gift. The only thing is that the felt part of the train gets knots on it after the wash. I took a fuzz eater and took care of that.

    It's a good little back pack for day use or trips to church. It's small but functional!

  4. Raymond Bray11/14/2011 7:32 AM

    Very cute bag bought for my 2 year old son love how I can wash it anytime and not ruin it

  5. My son received this for his 1st birthday. I immediately started using it as a diaper bag because I didn't need to worry about needing something huge to carry around bottles and all other infant necessities anymore. I LOVE this bag and get compliments all the time. I am actually online right now ordering a "girly" version as a gift and I couldn't resist writing a little review on this one while I was here!

  6. My son loves his new backpack (he also has the matching lunch box) and it fits his little body perfectly.

  7. Dustin Oneill11/12/2012 3:32 AM

    I love this bag, my daughter loves this bag. It's works great for diapers if I don't feel like carrying the huge diaper bag. It works great as a toy bag for my 1 yr old.

  8. Just like all the other Stephen Joseph bags we have had, wonderful durability and machine washable which is a must for a busy mom!