Some Tips for Picking the Perfect Back to School Backpack

One of the items we purchase for school is a really good backpack.  I still carry a smaller version of a backpack and so does my son who has been out of school now for quite sometime.  Its just easier to carry everything.  Here are Some Tips for Picking the Perfect Back to School Backpack –

  • Don’t overdo it – 10% – 15% of a kids body weight is the max to put in a backpack.  If there are heavy books they should be carried separately.
  • The backpack should fit as close to the back as possible – no larger than 2 inches below the shoulder and 4” below the waist
  • Straps should be padded – the straps should be thick and padded to help distribute the weight evenly.  Some backpacks come with extra straps in the front to help stabilize the pack.  Some also have padding across the back – this can provide added comfort but more importantly lumber support
  • When packing – put the heavy items at the bottom and the light items at the top to help balance the weight and reduce strain on the shoulders

Here are just a few really nice backpack suggestions to choose from and they all come with Free Shipping.   

JanSport – SuperBreak Backpack

Some Tips for Picking the Perfect Back to School Backpack

This classic bag comes with one large main compartment, straight-cut, padded shoulder straps, front utility pocket with organizer and a 2/3 padded back panel and durable handle.  JanSport stands behind their quality, durable, and reliable products. So, if your pack ever breaks down, simply return it to our warranty center. We’ll fix it or if we can’t we’ll replace it or refund it. 

JanSport – SuperBreak Backpack – Available at

Kensington – Computer Contour Backpack

Kensington - Computer Contour Backpack, Fully Adjustable Lumbar Support Professional Grade

The ultimate in mobility and comfort. Unique, fully-adjustable lumbar support that uses a contoured panel to hug the back and help shift weight onto the hips. The curved, shock-absorbing shoulder straps help keep the load light while the padded SnugFit sleeve delivers heavy-duty computer protection.

Kensington – Computer Contour Backpack Unique, Fully Adjustable Lumbar Support Professional Grade – Available at Marketplace

The North Face – Recon Woman’s Backpack 

The North Face - Recon Backpack - Women's - 1710cu in

The main compartment has a laptop sleeve, tablet sleeve, organization and hydration port.  FlexVent™ injection-molded shoulder straps with additional PE foam for added comfort.  Comfortable, padded air-mesh back panel with Spine Channel and PE sheet for extra back support and an integrated reflective light loop winged, stowable hipbelt.

The North Face – Recon Backpack  – Available at

JanSport – Big Student School Backpack

JanSport - Big Student School Backpack, Black

With the JanSport Big Student Classic daypack, you’ll be too cool for school. This large capacity pack–with a 2100 cubic inch capacity–will easily hold all your textbooks for the day in its two main compartments. It also has a front pocket with an organizer to store your necessary gadgets and music player, and a headphone cord port. Other features include an upper zippered accessory pocket, a lower front zippered stash pocket, and a web ergo handle with reinforced hold on the top of the pack.

The ergodynamic, S-curved straps relieve stress from your shoulders, and are shaped to contour the natural shape of your upper torso. They disperse the weight across your back and increase air circulation.

JanSport – Big Student School Backpack – Available at

JanSport – Super Break BackPack 

JanSport - Super Break BackPack - Blue/Multi Pop Block

A one and only classic, the JanSport® SuperBreak® will fit all your necessities with ease. I love the colors on this one. Padded shoulder straps for added comfort.  One main compartment gives you the space that you need to organize your essentials.  Front pocket with organizer to store electronics and accessories.  2/3 padded back.

JanSport – Super Break BackPack  – Available at

Dakine – Ledge 25L Skate Backpack 

Dakine - Ledge 25L Skate Backpack - 1530cu in Pyrite, One Size

Always be ready for an after-school skate session by heading to campus with the Dakine Ledge 25L Skate Pack. Horizontal skate straps keep your deck close at hand for easy access when you want to pop a few ollies to blow off some steam before chemistry class, and a padded laptop sleeve secures your seventeen-inch laptop so it doesn’t get banged up when you’re riding down to the skatepark after the final bell rings. 

Dakine – Ledge 25L Skate Backpack  – Available at



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