Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

Best Backpacks for Kids

Most school supplies are disposable. Notebooks, pens, and pencils will have served their purpose before the first term is up. A backpack, on the other hand, is an investment. Your purchase should be based not on trends, but on quality. A good backpack should last for years - make sure you choose the right one!

Previous
1 of 7
Messengerbag

L.L. Bean


Q: How often do you buy a new backpack for your kids?

59% 

Each and every school year.

34% 

Every couple of years.

7% 

We're still on the first one!

986 Total votes cast.

The undisputed champ of kids' backpacks is made by L.L. Bean. Their products are rugged and durable, and come with a lifetime guarantee. That means that if the backpack ever breaks, they'll replace it at no charge. The bags also include safety features like a reflective strip to keep kids visible to cars, and fun touches like monograms.

Next: The North Face

More on: Preparing for Back to School

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
Celebrate the environment by reading some of these great children's books about Earth Day, recycling, planting trees, and all things green!

Prom Dress Trends for 2014
Check out 2014 prom dress trends inspired by celebrities’ red carpet looks, but with a price tag under $100!