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Back-To-School Shopping: The Best Backpacks For Kids

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Back-to-school shopping for a child’s backpack can be a bit daunting. It’s best to invest in the right bag that will last through the school year and hopefully beyond. Whether they are heading off to class, going to practice, meeting friends or attending an after school lesson, finding the right bag to tote their belongings in is key.

Here’s are the best (and most fun) backpacks your kids can carry to school:

Skip Hop Backpack

Kids can channel their inner animal with this backpack from Skip Hop. With adorable unisex animal designs, this backpack is durable and lightweight. This bag has an adjustable mesh side pocket and padded shoulders so your child can carry everything with ease. There is also a write-on name tag located on the inside of the bag and it can tote a few essentials such as toys or snacks.

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Wildkin Backpack

This backpack range has a plethora of designs to choose from. Whether children love cars, trains, dinosaurs or mermaids there is a fun pattern that is sure to the perfect fit. (It also comes with a matching lunchbox and mat.) There is an insulated snack pocket as well as padded adjustable straps. There are two zippered compartments to store things and keep items organized, making it ideal for pre-school, daycare or for travel.

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Mackenzie Backpacks from Pottery Barn Kids

Keep all your essentials in place with this backpack from Mackenzie. These bags are designed in water-resistant polyester and have adjustable padded shoulder straps. From Star Wars and Cars to Disney princesses and unicorns, there are a number of playful prints for your child. It can also be monogrammed to personalize the bag.

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Eastpak Out of Office Backpack

Designed in a durable material that is water-proof, this backpack is long-lasting. There is padding in the straps for comfort and you can store tech items in the sleeve within the main compartment. There is also a front pocket to store school supplies as well as small items. With more than 100 designs and color options, there is a vast array of choices.

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State Kane Backpack

From books to lunch, this roomy bag is perfect to tote your everyday items. This backpack range comes in a range of fun patterns such as florals, camouflage and metallic. The main compartment can fit a 13’ laptop while the front pocket is perfect for pens, pencils and other items. The best part of purchasing this bag is that part of the proceeds will help American children and families that are in need.

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Amazon Backpack

Transport all the essentials with this ultra-basic backpack from Amazon. For budget-conscious shoppers, this bag is your best bet. Simple and streamlined, there is one main compartment to hold all your things along with a pocket in the front. It features adjustable padded straps and front and side pockets. Whether you are heading to class or a field trip, this bag has your kid’s back.

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Herschel Supply Co. Backpack

Keep items organized with this backpack from Herschel Supply Co. This backpack is simple, but sturdy and stylish. It features a laptop sleeve that can hold a 15” laptop. There is also a media pocket, which stores earphones while the front pocket contains a key ring holder. This is lightweight and also great for travel.

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Jansport Backpack

Jansport is well-known for its range of long-lasting backpacks. This sporty version is designed to carry everything you need for school or play. Lightweight and durable, the bag is water-repellent and durable, and has a lifetime warranty. There is a main compartment as well as a sleeve that can hold a 15-inch laptop. There is also a tablet pocket and an organizer panel, side pockets and a front pocket.

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The North Face Backpack

Send your little one to school in style with this backpack from The North Face. It has a simple and functional design to keep your things safely stored. There is a main compartment and a zippered front pocket, as well as an internal name label. This versatile backpack is durable for the classroom as well as the outdoors. It contains a padded back panel and shoulder straps.

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LL Bean Rolling Backpack

When your child has to carry a heavy load of books or binders, a rolling backpack could be the best choice. Pulling this backpack around will ease the stress of when school supplies are too much to be carried on their back. This nylon backpack is waterproof and its solid durability will see longevity in its usage. With various pockets and compartments, kids can store their essentials in this backpack. It is available in a number of colors.