The ones in this review allow you to convert from blowing to vacuuming by just flipping a switch. Some of our small backpacks are convertible backpacks so you can switch from a backpack to a purse with ease. A student’s backpack should not exceed 10% to 15% of their body weight due to concerns of discomfort and risk of injury to muscles and joints, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. But various classes and extracurriculars can mean lots of textbooks and supplies – and the weight of these items may be overbearing. It may be easier to pull out the straps first, then go from there. Traditional backpacks can also lead to bad posture, especially in girls and younger children who may be carrying heavier backpacks that aren’t proportional to their body weight. You can choose from several patterns and designs, including polka dots, pink chevron, multi-colored hearts and leopard prints. The Twise Side-Kick is designed for young children between the ages 3 and 9 and comes in several animal-inspired designs, including dinosaurs, penguins and unicorns.
Designed for kids ages 8 and up, this J World rolling backpack is our overall pick thanks to its durable ripstop polyester fabric and rubber bottom that can withstand being dragged on hard floors and pavement, according to the brand. This matching rolling backpack and lunch box set comes in 16 fun designs for kids – including Mermaid, Galaxy and Camouflage – and the lunch box features a handy strap by which it can attach to the backpack’s handle, the brand says. Add a flowy scarf to the handle, a funny pin or cool key fob and own your small bookbag in a way that’s totally you. It comes in several colors and patterns and has a padded grab handle, a padded back panel and shoulder straps that can be tucked away when not in use. Comfort: Since rolling backpacks might be hard to take up and down the stairs or on uneven surfaces, consider a multifunctional option that your child can roll or wear on their shoulders, our experts say. Comfortable Design: While security features are undoubtedly important, this also needs to be comfortable to wear. Magic Bands. You don’t really “pack” these in the back pack, because you wear them.
In fact, in a systematic review of five prospective studies, backpack characteristics like weight and carrying method were not associated with increased risk of back pain in children and adolescents. In case you have a backpack purse, you can easily keep it under the seat. If you’re looking for a good-quality rolling backpack on a budget, this Rockland option is made from durable polyester and equips a heavy-duty plastic stand on the bottom to keep it upright. Full of fashion flair and practicality, our men’s small backpack styles are ready for whatever you need. Getting your kid ready to return to school? This rolling back from Pottery Barn Kids – which makes some of our favorite kids backpacks and weighted stuffed animals – can be personalized to display your child’s name, which can help teachers, school staff and other students identify them during the first few days of school and return their backpack if it gets lost.
This backpack from Pottery Barn Teen, which sells some of our favorite dorm room essentials and bean bag chairs, is made from water-resistant 100% recycled polyester for a more eco-friendly option. Have a favorite tactical backpack? Some of our small backpack purses feature a zip closure while others have a turnlock closure. An internal dangle clip was perfect for keeping our keys secure and bonus points were awarded for the extra-long zip pulls, which were easy to get to grips with. It also comes with two mesh side pockets for water bottles and its front pocket organizer has a key clip, pen holders, card slots and an internal zip pocket to keep small backpack purse items safe. Also, look for padded shoulder straps, padded backs and a grip handle for comfort, as well as an adjustable handle that can conform to your child’s size and height (though keep in mind the manufacturer’s age recommendations).