Our 5 Backpacks Picks For Back-To-School

By Staff  |  08/19/2015

The school season has started for many youngsters, which means it's time for school shopping, if you haven't done so thus far. One of the key items any kid needs when he/she returns to school is a backpack. But, which one do you get? With so many options to choose from, we've made it a bit easier by offering up a list of our five favorites.

Vans Old Skool II Backpack - $35 | Buy Here
One of our first picks comes from Vans. The brand is known for its iconic footwear, but their apparel and accessories line is just as popular. The Old Skool II Backpack is a classic, due to the simple silhouette. It's made of 100% polyester and features one large main compartment and front zip pocket with organizer. It's all a kid needs to carry their things around campus. Oh, and it comes in a variety of colors and prints.

Element: The Daily Backpack - $79.50 | Buy Here
Popular skatewear brand Element recently rolled out a new line of backpacks called the Camp Collection. Among the offering is one of our faves: the Daily Backpack. Though it's pricer than a standard backpack, it offers a lot more, in terms of storage and organization. The bag is made for a daily journey from the streets to the woods, if need be. It sports a roomy main compartment, and a front zip pocket with skate with straps. And, is made of a durable and waterproof 500D X-Dobby Polyester, while all clips and buckles are made with anti-breaking Duraflex.

Volcom Academy Backpack - $35 | Buy Here
Here's another take on the classic backpack silhouette from lifestyle/action sports brand, Volcom. The light and durable Academy Backpack features a large main compartment and a diagonal zipper pocket. Simple and functional... and comes in a cool style.

Herschel Supply Heritage Backpack - $89.99 | Buy Here
Herschel Supply Co. has been one of our favorite backpack providers for some time... and their Heritage model is one of our all-time faves. It's, once again, a classic backpack silhouette that pairs vintage style with modern construction. It boasts a signature striped fabric liner, an inner laptop sleeve pocket that fits a 15-inch laptop, a single front pocket with key clip, and an internal media pocket. This has lots of funtionality in a small package.

Hex Stinson Echo Backpack - $79.95 | Buy Here
HEX is known for their wide range of tech-focused bags and cases, but also offer a solid line of backpacks. The Stinson Echo is our pick. It sports a classic shape, with a padded laptop slot to hold your up to a 15-inch Macbook Pro, while a padded iPad pocket is added to the front with magnetic enclosure. Furthermore, the backpack is constructed in waxed canvas for a water resistant exterior.

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