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3 awesome backpacks for school

With snacks, school supplies and more, your kid needs a great backpack for all their essentials. Here are our picks for the best backpacks for the school year.

3 awesome backpacks for school

Photo: Carmen Cheung

It's that time of year again when kids are saying goodbye to summer and getting ready to trek back to the classroom. What better way to do that than with a brand-new backpack for school? Here are our favourite picks.

1. A 'pack perfect for the outdoors or the classroom

Kids' Burton Outing 17L Backpack Photo: Courtesy of Burton

This classic-looking rucksack comes with lots of storage space, including a padded compartment for a an iPad or laptop. Thanks to the chic khaki colour, you'll never notice if it gets a little grubby during the year.

"The internal drawstring opening on this bag makes it super easy for kids to get their lunch bags and gym shoes in and out,” says senior editor Claire. Outing backpack - $60, Burton.com

2. A backpack fit for a princess

DILLER Children's pink unicorn backpack Photo: Courtesy of Diller

Your kid doesn't need to worry about their back getting sweaty from lugging around all their books thanks to Diller's Honeycomb Breathing Hole design. The ventilation allows for airflow on their back during extended periods of wear. With this super cute unicorn, your kid is bound to be the envy of the whole playground. Diller Children's Backpack - $36, Amazon.ca

3. A jurassic classic backpack

MEC EYAS DAYPACK - CHILDREN TO YOUTHS Photo: Courtesy of MEC
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This heavy-duty backpack from MEC is sized for elementary schoolers. In addition to being super roomy, it comes with a built-in name label so you'll never have to worry about making sure your kid takes home the right bag.

"I’m always tempted by the cute mini-backpacks for preschoolers, but they’re not actually big enough for my kindergarten kid’s homework Duo-Tang. I like that this bag fits the folder but is still narrow enough for his body,” says senior editor Ariel. Eyas Daypack- $50, Mec.ca

Read more: Back to school: How to create a capsule wardrobe for girls
Back to school: How to create a capsule wardrobe for boys

This article was originally published on Aug 12, 2019

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