As durable as they are adorable.
Out of all of the school supplies you purchase at the start of the school year, your kid's backpack is probably the one item that is put through the wringer the most. From lugging heavy textbooks to and from school to being soaked in mystery liquids, your little students backpack has to be durable if it's going to last until the end of the school year. Strong, durable backpacks that even cut the weight and ease the pressure of heavy loads is essential, as flimsy book bags filled to the brim can cause neck and shoulder issues over time.
While style and function are high on the backpack-feature must-haves list, you want to also prioritize a quality backpack that's designed to go as easy on your kid's back, shoulders, and neck as possible. It's also not a bad idea to keep an eye on what your kid is carrying back and forth to school to make sure there aren't books or binders in the book bag that don't need to be there. Lightening up their load can really help!
Ready to choose the perfect backpack for your kid? From pre-K to high school and beyond, here are the top kids' backpacks that are full of personality and designed to take on all of the rough-and-tumble fun along the way.