Attempting to find the best backpacks for kids? Do you know what to look out for?
Out of everything on your shopping list during back to school season, your kid’s backpack is going to be the one item that’s run through the wash the most. From lugging textbooks to and from their classes to being thrown and slid along the ground on a regular basis, your little learner needs a backpack that is sturdy. Well, only if you want it to last the entire school year. Strong, sturdy backpacks that ease weight and pressure on the neck and back should be at the forefront of your mind when deciding which backpack to buy for your lil’ genius.
Obviously, kiddos don’t care and just want style but remember the functionality on the backpack-feature must-haves list. I remember having a backpack with the flimsiest back padding and I felt like I was being constantly elbowed in the back when I put my backpack on. You want a high-quality backpack that’s designed to protect your kid’s back, shoulders, and neck that also looks good.
Ready to select the very best backpack for your kid? From kindergarten to high school, here are the best kids backpacks that have been handpicked after hours of reading reviews and answers, due to their durability and support as well as how pretty they are.
15 Of The Best BackPacks For Kids That Will Last All Year Long!
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This is a great kids backpack that is padded and contains an additional wide Laptop compartment if necessary. If there’s no laptop in there, appreciate the double padding or add the largest text-books in there. The main inner compartment of the backpack is very roomy with 2 side pockets that can carry an umbrella or water bottle. There are even more pockets for whatever they can put in there. It will be a Lil surprise for you come laundry day!
Lightweight Canvas Cute Girls Bookbags for School Teen Girls Backpacks With Lunch Bag (Amazon’s Choice)
This lovely backpack has lots of space for everything your kids are required to carry around with them all day long. The backpack had strong padding, extra protection on the base and adjustable straps. Does your gal love florals? I chose this black pattern because I am remembering how dirty my own school bag used to get when I was in high school. Those things get beaten half to death so obviously, you need to be savvy when making your purchases.
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This is such a cute backpack for kids!
Are you trying to find a great backpack that is suitable for a Kindergartener? After reading all of the reviews and answers provided, turns out, this waterproof backpack is a GREAT size for a 5 or 6-year-old.
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Similarly to the previous backpack, this one is perfect for kindergarten aged children with appropriate protection for their little spines. It’s waterproof with a matching lunch bag and pencil case. The illustration on this backpack is adorable so I have no doubt your lil one will love it. Especially if they’re huge fans of Unicorns!
This backpack is beyond cute! It’s super stylish and extremely durable. The material has been chosen so that the pattern won’t fade and it won’t smell funny. With adjustable mesh padded shoulder straps and a soft mesh back panel, this backpack material is more breathable, it has a large main compartment for books with zippered pockets. I love the bundles that you can get now with matching lunch bags and pencil cases!
This backpack is the same brand as the previous cactus bookbag bundle, so all of the previous info applies. It’s made out of durable, breathable material, that’s well ventilated and supportive for their little backs and shoulders. The lunch bag has a thermal lining so it can keep things warm or cool, and is about 8”x10”. It’s a great size for someone starting middle school or high school (if you’re in the UK) about aged 11.
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This is my favourite pattern out of all the backpacks shared here today. The bundle items are made from durable canvas material with a smooth zipper that’s easy to open. I love that the floral pattern is only added to a pocket and has covered the pencil case. The backpack has a large main compartment with several pockets for easy organizing.
This beautiful bundle is made of durable oxford material with a smooth zipper so that it’s easy to open. It has a main compartment that can fit a 14-inch laptop with additional inside pockets. There are padded adjustable straps that make it comfortable to carry, which is EXACTLY what your kids need. Ample storage and protection!
The part of the backpack that rests on the back and shoulder straps have excellent thick breathable mesh padding, makes it much nicer to carry and no sweaty back. That’s always a win, right?!
Ok, I may have lied earlier as I forgot about this backpack. I LOVE it! I’m a huge fan of Herschel backpacks. Honestly, I’m a huge fan of backpacks in general. I am disabled, and if I ever have to leave the house I need crutches or my wheelchair. Crossbody bags are great but they can get in the way of crutches, so I LOVE a backpack! It’s waterproof, it has only one interior pocket, in case that is a deal-breaker, but it has been designed for kids aged 5 and up.
The only reason I chose this backpack bundle was that the pattern reminded me so much of a Cath Kidston pattern that I used in this tutorial (in grey). This bundle was designed and produced for teenaged girls, made of sturdy and water-resistant material, that is also soft and lightweight. The backpack has a large main compartment and multiple pockets to hold all your school books and binders, as well as your personal items like keys and phone.
Made out of a durable canvas and polyester lining, the outside of the backpack will get wet but the interior is protected. If you live in a wet country or state though, I would skip. Wet material gets heavy, which is okay if it happens sparingly, but it can get loathsome. Trust me! I had one myself that behaved in the same manner. My back always got wet and it was gross! Hot state? It’s perfect.
The GREAT thing about this bundle is the insulated lunch bag that’s CROSSBODY and not a handbag/purse style handle.
In all honesty, I did choose this backpack because it made me think of the 1980’s. Do you need any other reason?! Okay okay!
The VASCHY Unisex Classic backpack is waterproof and lightweight. It’s a retro design that features a reinforced padded suede-like bottom so that you can throw the bag about the place! Every time I met friends after school, the backpacks would end in an enormous pile because we threw them all in the corner, so having a strong base with reinforced stitching would have been top of my list when buying a new schoolbag.
I would wear a shirt in this pattern for sure. It looks like most of my wardrobe. I can’t help it, I like pink, stripes and flowers. The perfect amalgamation of some of my favourite things. This backpack is another with a padded mesh back, with ventilation and breathability to help avoid a sweaty back! It has adjustable padded shoulder straps so it’s comfortable to wear, providing they don’t keep it on one shoulder. As someone who started suffering from a bad back at aged 23, good lordy, please educate your kids about supporting their bodies!
This backpack is now for high schoolers or college-aged young ladies. Obviously, these types of beautiful pastel hues would look perfect in any Californian high school! When I was at school, we didn’t have the luxury of so much choice! Oh man, I think it’s just happened….
“You kids, you don’t know how good you’ve got it!”Old Lady Claire
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Now, if you want to launch yourself into the future, you could get your kid a backpack with a USB charger. That way, you can ensure that they can never use the “my battery died” excuse.
Are you going to launch yourselves into the future? Or go for one of those handy bundles? I would love to know what you choose. Don’t forget that Amazon has some great offers on at the moment for back to school and college students can save!