Our Favorite Back-To-School Backpacks for Kids of All Ages

Back-to-school shopping lists can be overwhelming – what does an eight-year-old need two packs of highlighters for? – but I remember going to the store with my mom a few days before school started and picking out my favorite binders, folders, and notebooks. It was a great way to express my young creativity and agency.

The pièce de résistance? Choosing the backpack. It felt like all my elementary school confidence was in that bag (my fifth-grade one was light blue with wheels), and I’m sure your kids feel the same sense of ownership over their school bags.

Of course, you care about style, but you care more about a backpack that will hold up against school buses, spilled lunches, and broken pencils – so we rounded up our favorite backpacks that are big on both style and durability, so you and your kid can show off that school bag with the utmost confidence.

 

Toddler & Preschool Backpacks

 

Elementary School Backpacks

 

Middle School & High School Backpacks

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