Personally, I think making kids head to back to school in August is just wrong and should be punishable by law. But alas I am not in charge of these things— I must send my kids to school when it starts or I’ll be carted off as an unfit mother.
So, since August is the new September, I’ll be filling the blog with some helpful back to school posts this week, starting with a round-up of these cute kids backpacks. There’s something for everyone here: From the kindergartener who needs a vessel to carry his library book and lunch with pride, to the elementary school kid who needs something a bit bigger to fit some binders and textbooks, to the middle-or-high-schooler who needs pockets for laptops and phones.
Not included, are wheeled backpacks, which are becoming more de rigueur as workloads get heavier— my slighter kid swears by them, and my youngest says they’re totally uncool and prefers to lug her bag and show her brawn (here are a few of my favorites). Neither of my kids walk long distances with their bag (in LA, no one walks #alwaysinmycar), but that weight on their shoulders would definitely be a concern if they were walking to school. According to research a kid’s backpack shouldn’t be more than 10-20% of their bodyweight, so in some ways, a smaller bag can help you keep that weight in check.
Hope you enjoy the kids backpacks— more back to school gear coming up this week!
1. Fjallraven Kanken Kids Daypack | 2. Ban.Do Lady of Leisure | 3. Billabong Playdate Backpack | 4. Vans Peanuts Realm Backpack | 5. Herschel Supply Co. Daypack Backpack | 6. Trans by Jansport Tropic Gold Pineapple Print Backpack | 7. JanSport Superbreak Backpack | 8. Skip Hop Zoo Riggs Racoon Backpack | 9. Under Armour Girls Backpack | 10. Fjallraven Raven Mini Backpack | 11. Patagonia Refugio Backpack | 12. JanSport Right Pack Laptop Backpack | 13. Herschel Supply Co. Settlement Mid-Volume Backpack | 14. Under Armour Boys’ Storm Scrimmage Backpack | 15. Dakine 365 Mini 12L Backpack | 16. The North Face Surge Laptop Backpack | 17. Module Backpack by Speck | 18. LEGO Brick Eco Backpack | 19. Case Logic Berkeley II Backpack | 20. Burton Youth Day Hiker Backpack | 21 State Mini Kane Women’s Backpack | 22. Case Logic Laptop Backpack | 23. ShopBop State Heights Kent Backpack | 24. The Ruck Backpack by Speck | 25. Lands’ End School Uniform Classmate Backpack | 26. Target Accessory Innovations Kitty Cats Backpack