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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