Whether you’re sending your kid to kindergarten, entering high school, half-way through University or just doing some college classes on the side, you need a backpack. It’s important to choose a backpack that is the right size for what you need, made f
rom durable fabric and has comfortable straps. Here are 5 great backpacks to suit any student’s needs

Burton Annex 20” Daypackannex 2

This backpack is for the person that does everything. If you’re someone that has to bring everything you need for a full day of classes and for a spin class or soccer practice after, this backpack is for you. This 20” Burton Daypack consists of one large compartment and three padded, fleece lined pockets around the outside the bag. The large compartment will store everything you need for a busy day at school and has an internal padded sleeve for your laptop or tablet. This compartment
is covered with a hood to protect your belongings from rain and weather. The smaller padded pockets are great to store items that you may need to access often, like your phone or keys. This backpack is also available in brown.


10451535This mint green backpack is the happy medium of the backpacks on my list. It’s not too big and not too small. The 23L capacity is good for a high school or college student to carry their homework and lunch back and forth on a typical school day. It’s got two sections: a main one for books and papers, which also has a separate 12” laptop sleeve, and a front one for smaller items, like pens and other stationary. It’s also got a little zip pocket at the front for personal items and two mesh water bottle pockets. I also like that it has two adjustable straps at the front of the bag where you can tuck a sweater.


JanSport Digital Student 38L 15” Laptop School Backpack

DigitalCalling on gadget lovers! This backpack is made for anyone that loves tech. The main compartment contains a removable laptop sleeve that fits up to a 15” laptop and lots of other space for books and homework. The front pocket is perfectly designed to fit a 10” tablet and its location on the bag makes it easily accessible. In addition to these two compartments, there is also an electronics organizer with lots of pockets to secure your smaller tech items, such as your smartphone, and an external cord pocket for storing your cords and headphones. The S-curve shoulder straps are ergonomically designed to make sure that you can carry what you need without breaking your back.


Burton Gromlet 15L 13″ Laptop Youth Backpack
10451732If your child is moving to an intermediate elementary school grade, you may want to upgrade their current backpack to something like this as they may start to have homework in these grades. This pack has two compartments: the larger back pocket has a padded sleeve that fits up to a 13” laptop and the front pocket can store smaller items and stationary. There is also a zippered storage pocket to keep frequently used items within reach.



JanSport Half Pint 12.3” Backpack

half pint.jpgThis backpack is perfect for any little tyke heading to kindergarten or preschool this September. This 12.3” backpack has one main pocket that is the perfect size for carrying school supplies and lunch without being too heavy. There is also a front zip pocket for smaller items and it’s made of a durable 600 Denier polyester material that will stand up to wear and tear.

Backpacks are a back-to-school essential. You need one whether it’s your first day of kindergarten or your graduating year. We’ve got a great selection of backpacks that will make sure that you have the space you need, while staying stylish and comfortable. Check out Best Buy’s whole selection.


Lucy Woodhead
My focus is to discuss tech products that are trendy and in demand amongst the younger generation. Over the years I have reviewed, compared and wrote about a wide variety of products, including headphones, speakers, sound docks, iPods and mp3 players. With Best Buy’s launch of VIVA and Home & Lifestyle, I have had the opportunity to expand my focus to include a younger person’s perspective on many of these great products as well!