Thursday, August 21, 2008
Have you seen the back to school line this year over at Lands End? Slammin. I didn't know what to do with myself over there, the sweaters and tights and shoes... oh my. They have the richest colors, great quality fabrics I can wash a million times and they never thread, and this year the clothes for little girls ( and boys of course) offers the cutest selection ever. However, before I go off on one of my Lands End tangents over here, I want to talk to you about their brilliant idea in back packs.
Land's End Class Matetm and Junior ClassMatetm back packs are not your regular packs. The Junior Back Pack is sized for smaller kids, 4-7, but trust me, it will still hold all their library books, school gear, workbooks, and projects as they return from school. Sophia and I stuffed hers full of books off her shelf, stuck all her pencils and marker boxes in it, practiced zipping and unzipping it, and gave hers quite a pounding to test it out. Results? I love this pack. The Classmate tm is for ages 7 and up and even has compartments for a CD/MP3 player and CDs.
ClassMate™ packs are doubly durable where it counts—the bottom. It happens all the time with some packs—halfway through the year the bottom blows out. Not so with ClassMate. Maybe that's because in addition to the extra-tough bottom, they double-stitch all seams for a long life. Comfort features include padded c-shaped shoulder straps that fit kids better, and a padded lumbar panel that cushions their back. The Junior Back Packs were ranked as "Best for ages four to seven" by Real Simple Family Fall 2007 magazine!
Head over to Land's End and check out these packs for yourself. Right now they are on sale, so hurry! Make sure you get the matching lunch sacks ( so cute in pink I can't even tell you) which are also on sale right now. And the grey area is reflective for safety. You can't go wrong with this pack.
Want one for your little scholar? Land's End has generously provided a gorgeous Red ClassMatetm for a back to school giveaway. If you are like me, you waited till the last minute to get your kid's their packs for school didn't you? Ok then enter this contest, because when school starts? The contest stops!