Not holding up as well as I would have liked, but it served my daughter for the school year and will start her off next year. The price was great, as I did not want to pay close to $$$ that other places were looking for. For that price, I could afford to replace this one again (but had hoped not!)
Standard size roller for my 10 year old, who seems to run everything ragged. Seems to be durable, easy to roll, carry, with ample room for all his books. While rolling though, the straps get in the way so we just cut them down, now no issues. Would buy another.
This is a great invention! I use it to carry more than clothes - works great to carry food (not cold) into hotels. Have not used the backpack. Only negative would be that it's very difficult to lower the handle. There are no 'buttons' to push - you just have to 'pound' on the handle to get it to go back down.
When I first received my package I liked how it was delivered and I could track my package online and by e-mail. It has now been about 1 month and I love the product great for carrying heavy things and rolling them instead of havung the weight on your back =, amazing product!
Bought the CalPak Grand Stand Rolling Backpack for the 2012-13 school year (2nd grade girl). It lasted all year. The handle was a little temperamental on that one, and one of the handle "bars" came out on the last day of school. My daughter was REALLY rough on it though - dragging it up and down the bus steps, slamming the handle up and down - you know how impatient kids are when things aren't working the way they want them! But we made it through the entire school year with that backpack. I bought a new one again this year for the 2013-14 school year. She's now 9 and in the 3rd grade. She's not so rough with it this year. The handle isn't at all sticky like the first one was, so she's not slamming on the handle like last year. We've been using it 2 months now and I'm very pleased with it. I'll probably buy another one for the 4th grade.
Rolling backpacks are so expensive, so I was excited to get this one for such a great price...under thirty dollars! It is sturdy and is perfect for a 6-10 year old. The only thing that isn't great about it is that it is a little heavy so my daughter has a hard time lugging it in and out of our giant SUV.