We get it! Picking out a brand new backpack for the brand new school year might just be your kid’s favorite part of back-to-school shopping. Whether you’re in the market for a pint-sized pack for preschoolers or an extra-roomy one for a big kid, we’ve got a style (and size) for every kid. Here, our picks for the best school backpacks for back-to-school.
The difference between a trip to school and an adventure is proper equipment. This bag’s roomy interior has space (and two pockets) for a traveler’s many supplies, and long voyages en bus can be spent plotting future expeditions.
D-u-u-u-de. Shaped like an old school Nintendo controller, this is a little gamer’s dream bag. With the cell phone and organizer pockets, extra-long interior, and cheapo price tag, you might want to grab one for Dad while you’re at it.
Your little kid will love stowing things away in this totally cool toadstool. This colorful backpack has an easy-access drawstring opening and magnetized flaps over all pockets to keep the treasures inside the extra safe.
It’s cool, ethnic motif and bright, popping color blocking are bound to get this bag noticed (by peers, by motorists). The size is perfect for active learners, too. It’s roomy enough for a big kid’s books.
Like all true rocket gear, this pack is seriously tricked out. An insulated lunch bag detaches for light roving missions, and bottles and pens stay securely strapped in separate pockets. Best part: weary little astronauts can safely dock this spacecraft to your stroller via the special strap.