Our Punky Moms are a wealth of knowledge and my go to instead of Google! I decided to ask the question in our facebook group the other week, Did your kid get a new backpack this year? And if so, what brand and where did you get it from?
It was interesting to find out that it was close to 50/50 on who did and who did not get a new backpack. Almost half of the Punky Moms surveyed said yes, they bought a new one every year. The other half stayed frugal and re-used the previous years. Two of the mamas surveyed said that their child’s school didn’t even allow backpacks?! Poor kids.
So what were the popular backpacks this year you ask?
My son, who is a senior in high school (yes, I’m dying) and his school just got lap tops for all the students this year. We went with the always cool Vans old-skool plus. It’s a timeless classic black backpack with a lap top pocket. This look seems to never go out of style. Hopefully he will use it for years to come.
Another popular bag for the older child who has the weight of the world on his back, is the SwissGear ScanSmart Laptop Backpack.
For the tiny punkies, this Skip Hop Zoo backpack is perfect for preschool and kindergarden. It has a large compartment for all of their daily essentials and an insulated pouch that’s big enough to fit a water bottle and plenty of snacks. Plus, it’s shaped like a unicorn, so what more could you ask for?!
This classic messenger bag from Think Geek was a big hit with kids and parents alike (be careful kids, your parents may try and steal this cool bag).
JanSport seems to still be a popular brand. They’re simple, sturdy, and available in a wide variety of prints and colors.
Last but not least, if you are looking for an adorable, more eco-friendly choice, So Young Modern Family has some super darling ones!
Have you bought one for your little yet? Did your child get a new backpack this year?
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