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The Best Backpacks for Kids

Start the school year off right with our picks for the very best pack.


So Young Blue Robot Grade School Backpack

The windup robot on this laminated pack will inspire your budding engineer to zip to school fast. The roomy interior means there’s plenty of space for a favorite lovie, too. Age: Preschool. (So Young Blue Robot Grade School Backpack, $50)


Block Party Pack

Get your little athlete a bag that says “I’m sporty” without turning him into a walking billboard. Age: Big Kid. (Block Party Pack, $35)


Palm Frenzy Canvas Backpack

You’ll never worry about picking her out in a crowd with this bright palm-print backpack. Age: Big Kid.
(Palm Frenzy Canvas Backpack, $25)


Gear Up Pink Tie Dye Backpack

Give her a break from carrying 20-plus pounds on her back with this cool tie-dye rollie. Age: Big Kid. (Gear Up Pink Tie Dye Backpack, $90)


Super FX Backpack

There’s something kind of vintage hipster about this super-sturdy, vaguely snowy pack that your big kid will love. Age: Big Kid.
(Super FX Backpack, $50) 


Skip Hop Butterfly Zoo Pack

The smile on this cheery butterfly pack will remind you of your own happy kid as she walks off hand-in-hand with her new teacher. Age: Preschool. (Skip Hop Butterfly Zoo Pack, $20)


Bat Backpack

There’s nothing scary about this sweet bat pack (made from recycled fabric). The wings, ears and tiny feet may make it a favorite afterschool plaything, too. Age: Preschool. (Bat Backpack, $44)


Let's Do Lunch!

Boombox Lunch Box

If only this boomin’ lunch box actually connected to his iPhone, too. (Boombox Lunch Box, $15) 


Star Wars Darth Vader Classic Lunch Bag

Make sure the force is with your young jedi—even at snack time with this water resistant lunch box. (Star Wars Darth Vader Classic Lunch Bag, $25) 


Yubo Lunch Box

Personalize this BPA-free, dishwasher-safe lunch box by printing her name on the front and back. (Yubo Lunch Box, $43)


Dinosaurs Insulated Lunch Box

Thermos and Dwell teamed up on a lunch box with a roar-ingly cute (and high quality) result. (Dinosaurs Insulated Lunch Box, $18)



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