We recently purchased this online as a backpack for my kindergartner. You'll note that this is the "Boy's 8-16 Chompine 12L Medium Backpack," so I double-checked the size to be sure it wouldn't be *too big* for my little kindergartner. It arrived and the colors are a little bit more muted than the pictures, but still make for a very attractive backpack, but truly, my kindergartner would not be able to fit an 8.5"x11" paper in it without it needing to be folded. I did check the size before ordering and noticed that it was only 12 inches in height, but I assumed that since it's made for "Boys 8-16" and was a "Medium Backpack" it would be fine, but ultimately this is much too small for anyone besides a preschooler. I have a 4 month old baby and I like the looks of it enough that I thought about putting his toys and sippies in it and letting him tote it around in another handful of months, but alas, I'm going to return it. This is a very, very small backpack.