John Lewis Plain School Backpack, Black

Product information

A plain black rucksack from John Lewis with high visibility strips and an external compartment. Ideal for carrying school books and kit around.
Dimensions: H45 x W33 x D14cm 
John Lewis
Eligible for International Delivery
100% coated polyester


  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
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  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from Monday, postcode exclusions apply
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 1.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Great school backpack, but quality not impressive I bought my son this school backpack, which lasted all of 20 days! After a few days of use, the fabric handle at the top came undone and then a little while later, one the shoulder straps unravelled completely, rendering the backpack useless. Perhaps I just got a dud. John Lewis gave me a replacement and I'm waiting to see how long that one lasts. In terms of size, padding, ease of opening to access books, pockets and storage space etc,it is first class. 04 February 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Quality is dreadful. Do not buy. Had one of these before and it was pretty rugged. It was nearly three years before it started looking a bit scruffy and we replaced it with the same this Easter. By the end of term the strap came apart (no increase of content weight or abuse). Quality has nosedived. Do not buy! 12 August 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very Unhappy Bought this bag in Aug 2013, my son started using this bag in Sept 2013 and after couple of weeks the straps broke. Got it exchanged from the shop. Now, only after 4 months of use, front compartment is completely torn, Bag is totally unusable. Very disappointed with this product. I have the bag and the proof of purchase if you need to look at. We have been a loyal customer of John Lewis, never had any problems. This product is of poor quality and needs to be looked into. Regards 20 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good product I bought one for my daughter last year and it is coming to the end of its life. Very happy with it since it has a lot of inside and outside pockets. Good size too. I have just ordered another one because it is difficult to find a plain black rucksack in this size. 09 October 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Strap broke after 2 weeks The strap holding a buckle broke after just 2 weeks use making the rucksack unusable. It just shredded and looks as though it is not really strong enough. Disappointing. 24 September 2013
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