WCKC Back-to-School Backpack Picks!

It’s August. How did that happen?  Back to school is just around the corner, so we set out to find cool back-to-school backpacks from top rated brands. We looked for durability, functionality and kid-friendly features. Here are our favorites for each age group:

For the youngest

Brand: LL Bean
Rated: 4 1/2 of 5 stars
Ages: 4+
Cost: $36.95 (Free shipping with a $50 purchase)
Patterns to choose from: 10+

Elementary School

Brand: Pottery Barn Kids
Rated: NY Times gave them a top rating
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $39.50 – 79.50 (Free Shipping)
Patterns & Styles: Many. Choose your bag size and if you want it on wheels. Some are glow in the dark.

Brand: Lands’ End
Rated: Top Pick by Good Housekeeping for 2021
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $39.95+ Use code TREK to save up to 75%. (Free Shipping on orders over $99))
Patterns & Styles: So many to choose from! We loved this rainbow pattern.


Brand: Jansport
Rated: Top Rated by Today.com
Ages: Middle/High School
Cost: Starting in the $20’s.
Patterns & Styles: So many styles and patterns to choose from.  We also like how readily available they are.

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