Backpack Roundup

Six children with backpacks in front of a chalkboard

The new school year is almost here and the hunt has begun for the season’s hottest gear! Sure, your star student needs to stock up on pens, pencils and notebooks. But today we’re focusing on the ultimate statement piece: the backpack.

What better way is there for your son or daughter to express his or her originality and sense of style during the school day than with a backpack? Plus, he or she may be more likely to keep the folders, papers and projects contained—and keep your home free of clutter—with a pack that’s equal parts form and function.

Here are some of our favorite finds for students of all ages:

For pre-school and elementary-aged kids:

  • Ninja Graffiti Cape Kids Backpack. Perfect for pint-sized superheroes, this sleek, functional, environmentally friendly backpack comes complete with a hidden cape and eye mask—because you never know where the school day might take them!
  • Girls’ Tulle Backpack. This “tutu cute carryall” has all the frills. Literally. Your little loved one can store her lunch, snacks and school supplies while maintaining her signature style.
  • MadPax Blok Full Pack. Your son or daughter will be the coolest kid on the block with these bold 3D blok backpacks! With a roomy main compartment, multiple zipper pockets and a rear ID window, this unique bag is as practical as it is stylish!

For middle- and high-school aged students: 

  • Marvel Comic Backpack. Your kiddo’s favorite comic book scenes spring to life on this sturdy, spacious backpack—complete with four zippered compartments and a convenient laptop sleeve!
  • Discovery Glow Backpack. This big, bold backpack features dual compartments, a built-in organizer, padded, adjustable straps and rugged, weatherproof fabric that… wait for it… glows in the dark! What a bright idea!
  • Vera Bradley Campus Backpack. This lightweight, quilted backpack has plenty of room for books, folders and other school supplies. Plus, it comes in a variety of eye-catching patterns to suit any style. 
  • Homlove Vintage Canvas Backpack. Available in five earthy shades, this rugged backpack boasts ample storage and timeless style. It’s reversible, machine washable and includes both an audio pocket and a laptop sleeve.

 Check out our Back to school Pinterest board for other fun finds for the new school year!