One of the most important things we purchase for back to school? – The perfect backpack. Durability, storage space, size and comfort are all key components. The amount of notebooks, binders, food, water and supplies that kids need to stash these days is impressive. And they’ll need something that will last. A quality backpack will not only carry most kids through this school year, but also well into the next. Take a look at some of our favorites below. All have the all-important pockets for water bottles, and most have storage space for tablets and laptops. And there’s also the probability that they’ll be launching them across the school yard or tossing them around on the bus – so staying power is critical.
1. Herschel Supply Co. Pop Quiz – Buy It Here For $75
Spacious with padded and adjustable shoulder straps, this pack comes in several different colors and patterns, and has a fully padded and fleece lined sleeve that holds laptops up to 15″
2. Under Armour UA Undeniable 3.0 – Buy It Here For $70
A soft lined laptop sleeve holds a laptop up to 15″, while dual side water bottle pockets allow storage on both sides. A water repellent front pocket can help protect phones and other valuables, and the large top-loading main compartment is big enough to hold an NBA-sized basketball.
3. L.L.Bean Junior Original Bookpack – Buy It Here For $25
A great option for the preschooler. Smaller in size, but roomy enough for their folder and lunch. This updated version features a side pocket for their water bottle. Other styles available
4. adidas Foundation Backpack – Buy It Here For $40
Available is several colors and patterns, this backpack has padded shoulder straps, 2 water bottle pockets, 4 outside zippered pockets, internal zippered pockets, and a 15″ computer sleeve.
5. Water Resistant Backpack – Buy It Here For $30
Available in several patterns and colors – some styles have an option for personalization. Not too oversized, this backpack has 3 large compartments, multiple pockets and a padded tablet compartment.
6. L.L. Bean Quadpack – Buy It Here For $80
Designed with bigger kids in mind, this pack has 2 mesh water bottle compartments, a laptop compartment, and plenty of pockets!
7. Jansport Digital Student Laptop Backpack – Buy It Here For $39
Several different color and styles, this backpack features and external tablet pocket , which fits a tablet up to 10″, a removable 15″ laptop sleeve, a side water bottle pocket and more.
8. Under Armour Scrimmage Backpack – Buy It Here For $45
Available in different patterns and colors, this features a laptop sleeve, side mesh pockets for their water bottle, all while protecting their possessions from rain and dirt.
9. High Sierra Loop Backpack – Buy It Here For $35
Features compression straps, which cinch down and secure gear or provide extra storage for jackets and other extras. Multiple pockets, pen pockets and a key fob hook are ideal for smaller items, along with a tablet sleeve and side pockets for water bottles. Comes in tons of colors and patterns.
10. Fuel Backpack and Lunch Bundle – Buy It Here For $25
Ideal for younger kids, this is on the smaller side, with a main compartment, and side pockets for water bottle storage. The lunch pack conveniently slides right into the mesh compartment.
Note: The prices listed in the above post are indicative of the retailer’s listed price at the time of publication.