I got this for my baby to use when she is dropped off at church. I also wanted it to be big enough to hold a lunch box and folder when she starts pre-school/kinder. Welp, she be lucky if I don't steal it from her by then. I love it. It is the perfect size for her stuff and to fit on my back. It is also cute. I have seriously debated getting one for myself. I am so glad there are two pouches for water bottles and such....you can never have too many.
My first-grader loves the pretty design, and looks really proud to wear it. The pack fits her well. I did try putting a 2" thick 3-ring binder inside, but the corners stuck out the top, and I couldn't quite zip it up. Fortunately, this year she only needs folders and spiral notebooks, which fit fine. She'll probably need a bigger pack next year, at which point it will become a travel/sleep-over bag.
I love the DAKINE Grom Pack. Took it on my recent trip to Aruba and carried it to the beach daily. It was also really helpful on the plane because I didn't need to carry a purse or other carry-on. It served multiple purposes. I use it as a carry-all to work sometimes as well. Looks good, too. Great price for a very useful pack.
This pack is very nice but I received the houndstooth with bright lime green trim instead of the hot pink as shown in the picture.
It is the perfect size for my 7 year old to take to school. It fits perfectly on her back
This pack is built really well and is stylish for school. At school, it fits: a pocket folder; thin books; lunch; and miscellaneous other items; but, don't go for it if you want your kid to tote around a regular sized three ring binder.
For day hikes, it'll be great for my seven year old to carry food, windbreaker or light insulation, and water bottle.