Backpacks-MainAs is the case with purses and handbags, a brightly coloured backpack might not be something you use regularly, but is certainly a nice option to have for those times you want to add a pop of colour to your outfit. Or, perhaps you like to stand out and make a statement at all times, in which case a bold backpack might be your daily go-to. Regardless of where you stand in the “make a statement” spectrum, these backpacks are sure to keep you from blending in with the crowd.

Swiss-Gear-ReadSwiss Gear 15.6” Laptop Backpack

This bright red backpack from Swiss Gear is perfect for students, commuters, and travelers looking for a basic backpack in a not-so-basic colour. It features one main compartment that gives you ample storage space for all your essentials, as well as dedicated laptop and tablet pockets to keep your electronics safe from bumps and bruises. It is also water resistant and made from 1,200D polyester, so will definitely stand the test of time, no matter what elements it is faced with.

Burton Youth Tinder 16L BackpackBurton-Tinder-Youth

This Burton Tinder Backpack is an adorable option for younger students. Its vintage rucksack styling is definitely on trend, and its “Purple Rainbow Drops” print is ideal for those who want to make a statement while wandering the halls at school. Its built-in laptop compartment with external access can fit laptops up to 16” big, and its large capacity main compartment can keep all sorts of other daily essentials safely stored. Add to that a top accessory pocket, internal mesh pocket, and drawstring closure, and this backpack is ideal for the new school year.

JanSport-PinkJanSport SuperBreak 25L School Backpack

I’m not sure any colour screams “stand out” more than bright pink. That’s why this JanSport SuperBreak 25L School Backpack in Cyber Pink is fantastic for people who want to forgo basic black and grey and make a bold statement. With 25L of storage between its large main compartment and front utility pocket, this backpack has you covered whether you’re heading to school or running around the city doing errands. Plus, it is super lightweight, making it great for everyday use.

JanSport Overexposed 16.7” BackpackJanSport-Aqua

If pink isn’t your colour, but you still want something bright and bold, look no further than the JanSport Overexposed 16.7” Backpack. Personally, I love the bright aqua colour with its contrasting fluorescent zippers. Like the JanSport SuperBreak backpack, the Overexposed backpack’s lightweight design makes it great for any excursion, while its main compartment and front utility pocket provide ample room for all your everyday necessities. It also features padded shoulder straps and a 2/3 padded back panel so no matter how much weight you are carrying, you’ll be carrying it comfortably.

RoxyRoxy Always Core 9.5L School Backpack

If you’re looking for a smaller day-to-day backpack for yourself, or something for the young student in your life, the Roxy Always Core 9.5L School Backpack is a great option. It features a spacious main compartment that provides enough space for books, snacks, and other must-have items, and a convenient front pocket with organizer that gives you fast access to essentials like your smartphone and keys. But function aside, can we talk about how adorable this “Hawaiian Paradise Angel Blue” pattern is? It just makes me smile–and wish I was somewhere tropical.

Beside-U Arroyo 14.5L Nutopia Leather Travel BackpackBeside-U

Last but not least, this bright red 14.5L backpack from Beside-U is bold, bright, fashionable, spacious, and perhaps best of all, water and tear resistant. In addition to a spacious main compartment, it features a 13” laptop or tablet sleeve, water bottle holder, key clip, and three exterior zippered pockets, so whether you are heading to class, work, or on an adventure, it has you more than covered. Another great feature of this Beside-U backpack is its RFID-protected zippered pocket, which is large enough to hold a wallet and will keep your credit cards safe from malicious radio frequency identification.


Each of these backpacks is great for toting your cargo with you back and forth to school, work, or wherever your travels may take you, but also help you stand out with bright, bold colours and designs.

Stacey McGregor
Stacey McGregor is a marketing and communications professional based in Vancouver, BC. She has a passion for the written word, loves learning about new technology and gadgets, and enjoys sharing what she learns through Best Buy's Plug In blog.