A sturdy backpack should be on every back-to-school shopping list. At Lands’ End, there’s a wide selection of durable, stylish backpacks for kids and adults. There’s something for every age and grade, whether your child is heading to preschool or preparing for college. These bags come in an array of colors and prints to suit every aesthetic.
It’s important to choose the right size when shopping for a kids’ backpack. Students between the ages of 4 to 7 in elementary school need kids' kindergarten backpacks, which are a comfortable carrying size and provide enough room for plenty of books and other items. These bags are crafted from polyester, so they’re tough, water-resistant, and easy to spot-clean. They have reflective trim for visibility and come in colors and prints kids love. Features such as YKK zippers impart added durability to these backpacks.
Older kids need a more spacious backpack to handle heavier books. For some students, a medium-size girls' or boys' backpack is enough. Others may need a large size. These bags have dual zippered main compartments for separating books and papers. Or, kids can use one compartment for books and another for gym clothes. An interior folder pocket holds plenty of papers, while the zippered front pocket lets students securely carry small items.
For teens and college students, an extra-large backpack may be the right choice. They offer the most space of all Lands’ End school backpacks, with three zippered compartments. There’s even a top accessory pocket that’s the ideal size for carrying a phone. Features such as adjustable compression straps and an adjustable chest strap make these bags comfortable to carry; there are also rolling backpacks equipped with wheels to reduce the load even more. There are cute backpacks to choose from in this size and those in versatile neutral tones.
Although the ClassMate® backpacks at Lands’ End come in different sizes, they share some important features. The polyester body of these bags is 600-denier, which means they can withstand plenty of rough treatment. The bottoms are made from 1200-denier polyester, which is even stronger. Even the heaviest books won’t cause the bases of these bags to rip or tear.
These bags can be customized with your child’s name or initials. The addition of a monogram adds a special touch and helps your child identify their backpack if it’s misplaced. If another student has the same style, it’s easy to tell whose bag is whose if one or both are monogrammed. Lands’ End has lunch boxes and bags in colors and prints to match the backpacks; they can be clipped securely on the front to save valuable interior space.
There are also tech bags for students who carry a laptop to school. One option is the kids’ TechPack, which comes in various sizes and colors. In addition to a main zippered compartment, these bags are equipped with a padded compartment for a laptop or tablet. They have a top pocket for your child’s phone, along with water bottle pockets on the sides for on-the-go hydration. Like the ClassMate® bags, TechPack bags have reflective trim for visibility and ultra-strong YKK zippers. Padded straps and a padded back panel make these bags comfortable to carry.
Backpacks aren’t just for kids—adults can use them, too. As mentioned, the ClassMate® backpacks at Lands’ End come in lots of colors and prints. Some are versatile enough to go with any outfit and carry anywhere. For example, a large or extra-large backpack in brown, gray, navy, or black is suitable for work, the gym, or anywhere else you need to go. You can even use these backpacks as diaper bags.
You might want to consider a laptop backpack for the office. Look for a tech bag with a padded compartment for your computer—some of these bags can accommodate laptops up to 17 inches. Cushioned adjustable shoulder straps are another feature you’ll want in a business backpack, as they provide for comfortable carrying. You might also want to choose a tech bag with zippered compartments for carrying chargers and other small items. A front pocket can be used for items you need close-at-hand, such as keys, cards, and cash.
Like all the backpacks at Lands’ End, these laptop backs can be personalized with a monogram. They make a great gift for anyone on your list who carries their laptop or tablet to work. If you want a traditional work bag with many of the same features as a backpack, opt for a laptop briefcase. These bags offer plenty of storage and have padded laptop compartments, with a traditional boxy style that’s all business.
There’s a backpack at Lands’ End for every age and style preference. You’ll also find all the back-to-school clothes and accessories you need. There are plenty of apparel separates and school uniforms for all sizes, so you can send your child back to school in comfort and style.