5 Tips to choose the right backpack for kids - BACKWEAR™



When looking for the perfect school backpack you’re sure to have plenty of choice. Buying a new school bag isn’t an exercise you’re going to want to repeat several times, so it’s definitely worth investing in the right backpack that will last a while.

Apart from durability, there are a number of features you should look for. It's the little things that will make your little adventurer more organised, comfortable and ready to learn.

1. Comfort

School students carry some heavy loads. Multiple books, a laptop, lunchboxes and sports gear are only a few examples. The most comfortable pack for school is one with two shoulder straps. These packs are better for your child’s posture as the weight is more evenly distributed, instead of putting unnatural pressure on their spine and neck.

2. Size

If your child has been at school for a few years now, you’ll already know that school bags are often deceptively heavy. Carefully consider how large their school bag needs to be – do they take a packed lunch? How many books do they need? do they bring these books home each day? The space quickly gets filled up, so make sure you choose a pack that’s big enough.

3. Organisation

It’s all well and good having a pack that fits the bill in terms of size, but if it only has a sole compartment, items can be frustratingly hard to find. Look for a school bag that has a separate drink bottle pocket, small front compartments for holding stationary and important notices, and if necessary, a special padded compartment to keep their electronic devices safe.

4. Durability

Look for a pack that will go the distance. Strong synthetic fabrics like nylon are a great weather-resistant choice. Well-made polyester packs also provide a good balance between durability and affordability. An even more hard-wearing option is canvas. BACKWEAR™ offers many backpacks from these three categories.

And last but certainly not least:

5. Appearance

Appearance is always going to be a factor for school kids, and you want them to feel good about the bag that they’ll be using most days of the year. Get them to help choose a colour or pattern that appeals to them. School suddenly won’t seem like a chore if they’re excited about the gear they get toshow their friends each day!

We hope this blog helped you determine what is important when looking at backpacks. Have a look at our study collection for inspiration!

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