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Our Top Backpack Picks!

Finding the perfect backpack for your kids is a hard task! Kids want their backpacks to be trendy and fun, but of course as parents we want something that will be comfortable and offer enough support while being able to last them the school year. We decided to put together a post with our top backpack picks broken down into age groups. We have set up four different age groups: Preschool to Grade 1, Grade 2 to Grade 5, Middle School, and High School. We chose the backpacks on our list based on affordability, how well we think that they will last, trendiness for their age group, and size. Keep reading to see our top picks! We hope that our list helps you to find the perfect backpack for your kids!

1: Skip Hop Zoo Packs- Comes in many different animals, front pouch perfect for snacks, additional pockets great for other necessities. Straps and size perfect for little ones. 2: Stephen Joseph Quilted Backpack- Comes in thirty-two different designs, fully lined, magnetic snap closure, 100% cotton, machine washable. 3: Obersee Kids Cooler Backpack- Comes in different patters, front pocket is an insulated lunch cooler, straps and back are padded breathable mesh for comfort. 4: SoYoung Toddler Backpack/Lunchbox- Comes in six designs, laminated linen exterior coated, nylon lined interior, two side bottle pockets, easy lunchbox attachment.

1: Girls Leopard Backpack- Water resistant and made of 100% polyester, front pockets for lots of storage, easy to grip handle, padded back panel and straps 2: Skylanders Swap Force Backpack- Large size, features zip front pocket and two mesh side pockets, lightweight. 3: Later Gator Half Pack- Fun design, interior zip pocket, adjustable padded straps, comfort air-mesh back padding 4: Polka Dot Backpack- All man made materials, easy to clean, front snap-pouch keeps items secure, adjustable straps, classic design.

1: L.L.Bean Original Book Pack- Made of durable packcloth, comfortable padded back panel and shoulder straps, reflective material on front and straps, comes in five colors. 2: Embark Classic Backpack- Contoured straps and padded back, easy grip zipper pull and heavy duty zipper, reflective trim for nighttime safety, soft lined media pocket, lots of pockets. 3: Polka Dot Initial Backpack- Laptop compartment also great for notebooks, side pocket for water bottle, durable zippers, adjustable padded shoulder straps.
4: Airbac Bump Backpack- Simple design, three organizational pockets, interior cell phone pocket, iPad sleeve, side mesh pockets, comes in six designs.

1: High Sierra Brody Backpack- Top load main compartment, large front pocket, padded laptop compartment, side pockets for water bottlers, padded shoulder straps, laptop and tablet sleeves, comes in six colors. 2: Candie's Aztec Backpack- Adjustable shoulder straps, magnetic snap and drawstring closures, three snap slip pockets on exterior, zip pocket and two slip pockets on interior, made of fabric and faux leather. 3: Roxy Grand Thoughts Backpack- Large main compartment, front zipper pocket, interior sleeves, padded straps, made of 100% polyester, comes in three designs. 4: JanSport Firewire 2 Backpack- Full storage for all necessities, includes 15 inch laptop sleeve, organizer with tablet pocket, front cord storage pocket, and water bottle pockets, comes in four colors.


  1. These are some really nice backpacks! I really like the owl one, it's cute!

  2. We saw one like the later gator bag at Target the other day and my 5 year old was still talking about it a couple days later. We bought a basic back pack for preschool, but he's getting an L.L. Bean bag for Kindergarten. The bags have lifetime warranties, so he can use it for a couple years. I have 4 kids, so that's our plan with each of them. I figure I won't need to worry about all new bookbags every year for all 4 and they aren't much more expensive than other bags.

  3. So many options to choose from! I was in the story for tax free weekend this past Sunday and was floored at how wiped out the school section was! I think ordering online might be the safest bet to have the most choices!

  4. Wow, backpacks have really come a long way since I was in school! my kids would love quite a few of these. Luckily for them, we still need new backpacks fr this year. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I still have to buy my kids new backpack. Thanks for t sharing these, I will check a couple of these.

  6. backpacks are awesome you can get so many looks and styles! I like the girly ones!

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