My mom purchased me a Jansport back pack when I was in high school back in 2001 that lasted me thru it, all or college, and even a few trips to the zoo once I got married and we had kids. This back pack is still in excellent condition. When my children started school, I purchased them the cutesy, character backpacks they wanted and replaced them pretty quickly with another one. After 5 junky back packs, I decided to order both of them their own Jansport back pack. Jansport is known for their quality, and my backpack from 18 years ago is proof of just how good they are!