The 5 Best Kids Backpacks
Luckily, our experts can help you find just that.
What should I look for in a backpack?
If you’re asking yourself how to find a good backpack for your child, here are a few things to consider:
- Size: Kindergartners and middle schoolers are different (differently sized, different amounts of stuff, etc.). Their backpacks should be different too.
- Durability: Kids take it easy on nothing, so find a backpack with the durability to stand up to the rigors of childhood.
- Use: Is it a backpack for school? A bag for family road trips? Something to carry a snack and water to soccer practice? Consider what they’ll be using it for.
- Storage needs: Do they need multiple pockets or is one enough? Do they need divided compartments? A place for their laptop? All kids have different stuff, so keep in mind what they’ll be toting around.
Meanwhile, here’s our list of picks for Columbia’s best children’s backpacks across five categories.
The Best Small Kids Backpack for School
The Best Large Kids Backpack for School
The Best Kids Backpack for Travel
The Most Durable Kids Backpack
The Best Lightweight Kids Backpack
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