5 Backpacks to Help Kids Be Back-to-School Cool


It's officially back-to-school time, and while the kids are bummed, many parents are counting down the days. Ease the young ones' disappointment by letting them choose a bag they'll love from our roundup of the week's best backpack deals. Score long-lasting picks from JanSport, cute Gymboree bags, and more.

JanSport City Scout 15" Laptop Backpack
Store: eBags
Price: $29.99
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $10

Bags like this JanSport City Scout 15" laptop backpack are built to last. Much like the JanSport you remember from your school days, this one will follow your kid from middle school through high school and beyond (unless they're picky and want a change). The classic style has been updated with the laptop compartment to handle modern kids' school needs, but there are still many fashion choices to ensure students can show off their individual personalities. Choose from several colors (Black pictured). The bag features zipper string pulls, padded shoulder straps, front utility pocket with organizer, and zippered front stash pocket.

Gymboree Kids' Dinosaur Backpack
Store: Spring
Price: $14.99
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $22

Little ones will love showing off this nifty Gymboree kids' dinosaur backpack to all their new friends at school. The bag's 3D details and bright colors make it stand out from all the rest, which means your kiddos will hopefully be able to keep track of it. Choose from Limeade or Prehistoric Pink. The backpack features a zip closure and adjustable shoulder straps.

Dickies Student Backpack
Store: Amazon
Price: $12.79
Shipping: Free shipping via Prime
Lowest By: $4

Snag a unique look for the school year with this Dickies student backpack in Northwest Triangle. It has a fun geometric pattern, and plenty of pockets and space to handle all your student's daily school needs. It has a classic silhouette, and measures 17" x 13". No matter how much homework they're bringing home, the padded shoulder straps and back panel ensure it's a more comfy haul. The backpack features a water bottle pocket and zipper closure.

Note: It's expected to ship in two to four weeks, so it's ideal for those who aren't starting back quite yet.

Skip Hop Kids' Zoo Backpack
Store: Amazon
Price: $9.99 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping via Prime
Lowest By: $5
Expiration: September 5

Perfect for kindergartners, this Skip Hop kids' Zoo Pack backpack in Otis Owl has a main compartment big enough for daily folders, and an adjustable mesh bottle pocket. Plus, there's a handy write-on name tag inside to ensure no more mixups with other kids' property. The bag features an insulated pouch for snacks; adjustable, padded straps; and an easy-to-clean lining.

Of note, Toys"R"Us has a selection for the same price with free in-store pickup.

Kids' Lunch Boxes and Bags
Store: Kmart
Discount: Up to 46% off
Shipping: In-store pickup, or from $4.49 s&h

Start the school year off right by getting up to 46% off select kids' lunch boxes and bags. (Prices are as marked.) They can choose from characters such as My Little Pony, Barbie, Trolls, Power Rangers, Cars, and more.

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Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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