8 Things to Look for When Buying a New Backpack

With so many kids backpacks to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Here are our 8 top things we think you should look for when choosing a new kids backpack:

  1. Size: Space in locker rooms can be limited, so only bag may be allowed per child. Ensure the backpack you choose is large enough to carry everything they need to carry for the day.
  2. Spacious Design: With wet and dry things being carried in their backpack, ensure there are multiple pockets and compartments to separate and organise their belongings.
  3. Adjustable: A great backpack should last many years, so ensure the backpack will grow with them using adjustable shoulder straps.
  4. Comfort: Ensure the backpack is ergonomically designed and has padded and breathable shoulder straps and back panel to protect their shoulders and back and ensure their bag is comfortable to carry.
  5. High quality materials: Backpacks should last a few years, so ensure the backpack is made from high quality fabric and materials. The higher the denier the thicker and more hardwearing the backpack will be. Check zips are smooth and easy to use. Look out for any lesser quality materials such as mesh on side pockets which can easy rip through everyday use.
  6. Safe Materials: Ensure the backpack is Lead free, BPA free, PVC Free and Phthalate free. Many backpack companies are still using nasties such as PVC or PVC coating and not sharing this information with their customers. If a company doesn’t openly share all the materials used in the manufacture of their backpacks, there may be a good reason why they aren’t!
  7. Personalisation: Our top tip here to save your own sanity and prevent having to buy a new backpack too often is to let your child choose their own design or colour. Let them express their personality in their design choice and they will use and enjoy it for longer.
  8. Happy customers: Check out verified customers reviews to see if a backpack is living up to it’s promises from real customers who have tried and tested the backpacks.


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