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Here is my list of favorite school backpacks for 2019/20. Well, it is that time of year again. Time to get ready for school and finding the perfect backpack for your kid.
Let’s be honest some kids are picky. What I like might not be what my daughter likes. Most importantly I want the backpack to last the entire year without being destroyed. My daughter isn’t rough but at her school during pick up, they are supposed to sit on their backpacks. Over time that wears her backpack down and gets it really dirty. So the backpack must be washable.
There are actually a few things I look for when buying a backpack beside it needed to last the year. I look for a backpack with side pockets for my daughter’s water bottle so she can easily grab it from her backpack in class rather than rummaging through her backpack. Another important factor is the price. I don’t want to spend $50 on a backpack. To save money I always use Rakuten when shopping online. You can even use it when shopping on Amazon. Sign up here to get $10 after you make a purchase through them. Here is my list of favorite backpacks all under $35.
I love that this comes with all three. You get the backpack, lunch bag and pencil bag all for $35. They have many colors to choose from. There are side pockets on the backpack for water bottles and the straps look pretty padded for our little ones shoulders.
This backpack is recommended for kids ages 5-9 years old. You can order it in Pink or purple with llamas or a mermaid for $29.99. My daughter is obsessed with Llama’s right now so she loves this one. I also love the side pockets are insulated to keep their drink cold for the entire day. It is water resistant so you don’t have to worry about the rain or anything spilling on it. Another great feature is the reflective design on the shoulder pads and around the name window.
Put Unicorn and 2-way sequins together and it’s sure to be every little girl’s favorite backpack. Although this isn’t my favorite my daughter loves it. It does come with the two side pockets and padded shoulder straps. The sequins are pink on one side and more of a white on the other.
This princess backpack comes in 5 colors to choose from. I love the black with pink and gold (pictured). They also have another style with a heart on it as well. These backpacks are waterproof and come with reflectors on the side pockets and the should straps. This is a large backpack so they fit a lot. They also come with the cute princess doll that can be taken off. Currently, this backpack is priced at $28.90 with free shipping.
This polka dot backpack has 6 colors to choose from and you can purchase it in a small size or large. The side pockets have an adjustable strap to keep the bottles in there. There are 3 zipper areas to hold stuff including a laptop if you buy the large size. The large is priced at $23.99
Here is another adorable 3 piece set. I love when you get all three. You get 6 colors to choose from and honestly, I love all the colors. It is waterproof, wear-resistant and an anti-tear material.
*update 7-4-19 Right now Disney has a sale if you purchase the backpack you get the matching lunch box for $8 plus 30% Off if you use code BONUS30 at checkout. On top of that if you shop through Rakuten you can get up to 3% back, normally only 1% on the Disney store* Okay so this one would be my favorite but I am a big Disney fan. This is Disney’s Animators’ Collector backpack for $29.95 they also have a matching lunch box to go for $14.95. I love the material they use because if it gets dirty you can just wipe it clean with a wet rag and soap. I use Rakuten to purchase and save money on my online purchases. You can sign up here and get $10.
This is the backpack I purchased for my last year when she was in Kindergarten. This backpack is great and still looks great. She can definitely use it again this year. I have washed it in the washing machine and it comes out looking brand new. It’s not to big on her and still fits everything she needed through the year. You have four colors to choose from pink, purple, blue and green. If you want a backpack to last the year and longer this is it.
I love how much reflective pieces are on this backpack. Great for school and hiking. The side pockets are zippers so I am not sure how well it will hold a water bottle. It does have a breathable lightweight fabric in the back and on the straps and it is waterproof which is great. This backpack is $25.99 with free shipping.
This Robot backpack has great reviews on Amazon I had to include it. This is definitely a backpack my nephews would love. It has one side pocket for their water bottle and the other side pocket has a zipper for small items. You have 3 colors to choose from and is priced $29.98 with free shipping.
Perfect for that Star Wars fan. This backpack has two elastic side pockets for water bottles, two main compartments, and a smaller front zipper pocket. The shoulder straps are padded for comfort. This backpack is $29.95. Don’t forget to use Rakuten to save money.
This backpack and lunchbox come in 17 different patterns both in boy and girl colors. I love that it comes with a matching lunch box. This set is $24.61 and free shipping.
These are my favorite school backpacks this year. I hope this helps you to purchase the perfect backpack for your kids. Check out my Tips for Picking out a Backpack post. What do you look for when backpack shopping?