I can’t believe we are starting shopping for back to school season already! Why not begin with backpacks?! As a child, I remember always being really excited to pick out my new backpack for the school year each summer. Over the years, it seems like prices have gone up and something that’s important to me is investing in the perfect backpack. There are a lot of things that go into choosing the perfect bag- organizational pockets are important for different items, special features, such as water bottle pockets, recycled materials and of course, durability all come into play. We all know the classic brands- we love them and we trust them, but there are some newer brands out there that are also making great bags.
I’ve linked below 15 of the best backpacks this season, now let’s get into important features!
It’s not just about the trendy backpacks anymore. For example, for a lot of students, organization is key! Having those cool pockets with an organizer panel for all of your belongings like pencils, calculators, etc. It’s great for easy access and there’s enough room for everything you need. When it comes to choosing a book bag for the new school year, this is a very important feature for some. A separate compartment outside of the main pocket for the extra bits is something that makes a good backpack stand out for everyday use. This is just one thing to keep in mind when you go back to school shopping for your kids backpacks.
Moreover, with how pricey school bags are these days, the special features really will sell the best bags. And I guarantee you, the best sellers have some great features to explore. A roomy main compartment, adjustable straps, water bottle holder, front compartment, separate laptop sleeve and enough space to fit lunch bags and small items are some features that of course, we don’t necessarily need, but they make the price worth it! It’s also really cool if the bags can double as travel backpacks. I’ve seen a few that hook onto the handle of a suitcase, so you can wheel them together, which is really convenient for young children.
Furthermore, this is something that is increasingly important. It’s not environmentally friendly to have a bunch of bags and keep tossing them. That’s why I recommend going for the bags that have everything you need, so your child can get years of use out of them. I found out there are actually school backpacks made out of recycled plastic bottles! Seriously, how cool and sustainable is that?! For a bag that will be getting daily use, I think that’s fantastic!
This is definitely one of the more important categories! The different colors and fun designs can come second to this. Because it’s all about how the bag holds up. You don’t want to be part of the way through the year and the bag is already falling apart. A durable backpack is key for school essentials. And books are so heavy these days, at the very least, it needs to be able to carry everything and not break apart.
Let me know which backpacks are your favorites!
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23 thoughts on “The Best Backpacks for Back to School Season”
All of these backpacks look so incredible. I love how cute the girl backpacks are especially. Great prints.
So many cute prints!
We just got new backpacks yesterday for both the boys and myself. They wanted one that was a style they like (Minecraft of course) and I needed organization. I am at the school often between guest teaching and volunteering. I bought a kids backpack because the adult ones don’t have side pockets big enough for a water bottle!
Oh good thinking! Great point!
Kane Kids is my favorite. Hard to believe how fast summer went and that it is time for back to school things already.
Right!? I can’t believe it either!
These are such cute backpacks. It’s back to school season here as well, so I’ll be looking into these bags!
Wow! These are all really cute and amazing backpacks! My kids would love this for sure!
So many great options!
My daughter would definitely love this very cute backpack! She’ll be so ha happy to have this!
So many great choices here and all of them look great and durable. Thanks for the recommendations. These are exactly what im looking for
The Fjallraven Classic looks cool. Wow, it’s been a long time and I’m way out of touch!
Oh I love that one!
Great backpack suggestions and ideas. It will be good to get one for my little sister. Thank you for sharing!
Hope she loves your pick!
Hhhhmmmm…the Fansport Cool Student has my heart, most! It looks like it would be the one to handle my needs.
Given that kids across the world are going back to school after covid lockdowns I think your article is extremely timely. Moreover I’m so glad you speak about environmental consciousness. We just can’t take mother Nature lightly anymore. Rooting for the Pottery Barn backpack. It is happy and sophisticated at the same time.
Oh absolutely! I totally agree!
My son is only carrying Sprayground these days. He said he’d be willing to swap out for a Louis Vuitton and I told him Sprayground is FINE, lololol. Silly kid. 😉
Hahah! That’s hilarious!
All of these backpacks are so cute! I absolutely love the floral pattern backpack! Such cute options for back to school. Thanks for sharing!
Such a cute one!
Ah! I’m not ready for summer to end, but alas…time to think about school. These are such cute backpack options!