Backpacks are back-to-school essentials, but they are more than utility, they’re also a fashion piece! From glow-in-the-dark options to throwback styles, the opportunities are endless for your little student to rock their unique style. Here are 10 great picks that will be sure to turn heads in the hallway.
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These backpacks were designed by two moms in Colorado and they thought through every detail. Perfect for elementary school-aged kids with growing bodies, the bags are water resistant with ergonomically designed straps and fidget tabs for kids to play with. Plus, the moms give a portion of the proceeds back to families in need.
Not every kid likes a wildly patterned backpack, so this chic and preppy style adds flair without flash. Its small size makes it perfect for elementary school kids. The bag is water-resistant for those puddle jumping days and the front straps have magnetic closures, making it super easy for little hands to open.
Many schools are requiring clear backpacks for safety reasons, but safe doesn’t have to mean boring. These durable, clear backpacks still sport accents of color and aren’t harsh to the touch like other hard plastics. It’s great for middle and high school students and has room for all of their books plus and a laptop sleeve big enough for a 15-inch computer.
This backpack set comes with several pockets, padded adjustable straps, a comfortable cushioned back, a matching lunch bag, and a detachable lanyard. The backpack comes in four options, so you’ll find the perfect match for your star student.
We love this brand for adult bags that range from fanny packs to weekenders. Their kids’ backpacks are fun but not over the top, like this understated Night Sky Animals option. Lots of little details like easy pull zippers and a fabric-padded inside (to keep electronics safe) are what makes this bag so great, as well as many other color and pattern choices.. This version is perfect for kids 8 and up.
Care about the environment? Us too, and so does L.L. Bean, who has donated to several environmentally-conscious organizations. Even with all the good they're doing, they don't skimp on style. There are 6 bold color combos to pick from, and these weatherproof bags have padded back panels and shoulder straps, as well as reflective material for safety.
There is no doubt that retro styles are in, so why not take it back with this vintage backpack? The outside has the dated look, but the inside has a few modern perks like a laptop sleeve, water and scratch-resistant material, plenty of pockets, and 33 colorful options.
These backpacks are water-resistant, have adjustable shoulder straps, a padded back, and exterior side pockets. Each design comes in four sizes so you can find the best fit for your kid, and you can personalize the backpack with their name or initials.
Any pattern or style your imagination can dream up is probably found here. The backpacks look a little different than your traditional bag; they are more horizontal, making them ergonomic for little bodies. Take launch with a rocket-winged backpack or fly away with butterfly wings in these whimsical packs. For each backpack purchased, Bixbee will donate a backpack filled with school supplies to kids in need around the world.
Jansport has been making backpacks forever, so you know you can trust the quality of their bags. This one is super durable and has 20 options to choose from. It has a laptop sleeve and two front pockets that makes it easy to organize all of your school supplies.