The Best Backpacks for Kids
Start the school year off right with our picks for the very best pack.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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!
If only this boomin’ lunch box actually connected to his iPhone, too. (Boombox Lunch Box, $15)
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)
Personalize this BPA-free, dishwasher-safe lunch box by printing her name on the front and back. (Yubo Lunch Box, $43)
Thermos and Dwell teamed up on a lunch box with a roar-ingly cute (and high quality) result. (Dinosaurs Insulated Lunch Box, $18)