7 Best School Bags Recommended by Parents

Depending on your child’s age and the weight of their books, their school bag needs will vary – from novelty school bags when younger, to sturdy school bags with good back support and capacity as they get older. There’s plenty of choice, but how can you be sure the bag you buy will last from one school year to the next, and provide the proper back support for your kids? Here are 7 Best School Bags Recommended by Parents.

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#1. Jansport

jansport school bagThe Jansport collection of school bags seem to be a big winner with our parents and their kids, with lots recommending them for their durability, comfort and practicality.

Features Include:

  • Straight-cut padded shoulder strap
  • One large main compartment
  • Front Utility pocket with organiser keeps essentials handy
  • 2/3 padded back panel for cushioning comfort
  • Web haul loop

Available from from £29.27; $30;

“Jansport bags are great, can be thrown in the washing machine, have one for the last 5 years!” – Sandra

“Jansport, incredibly durable and comfortable” – Trish

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#2. Ridgeway

Ridgeway School BagThe Ridgeway School Bag range is hard wearing and comfortable.

Features Include:

  • Adjustable Padded Straps
  • Front Zippered Pocket
  • Side Holders for Water Bottles
  • Large Main Compartment

Easons Online have a small range of Ridgeway School bags including this Blue Backpack for €33.99.

“My daughter has used a Ridgeway School Bag for the last two years and we have found it to be great and hard wearing – another few years still left in it too!” – Michelle

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#3. Kanken

Kanken RucksackKanken produce high quality durable and lighweight bags and backpacks that are suitable for school.

Features include:

  • Top handle to carry, along with adjustable shoulder straps
  • Large main compartment
  • 2 Side Pockets
  • Zippered Front Pocket
  • Reflective Logo for added safety in the dark

Available Amazon UK with prices starting at £44.12; from $52.32.

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#4. Highlander

Highlander Odyseey School BagThe Highlander school bag range has foam padded backing and adjustable straps, allowing for comfortable carrying and good posture. It is the perfect school bag size.

This Highlander Odyssey Daypack has:

  • Adjustable Straps
  • Padded Back Support
  • Large Main Compartment
  • 2 side pockets
  • It comes in a range of different colours.

Available on for £16.99; also have a range of Highlander Back Packs.

“My daughter has a Highlander school bag with foam padded backing and adjustable straps for the last 2 school years, and it has proved to be hard wearing and comfortable” – Marie

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#5. Novelty Angry Birds Rucksack from M&S

Angry Birds RucksackIf you have an Angry Birds fan in the house, this high quality rucksack from Marks and Spencer would be ideal to hold all their back to school bits and pieces.

Features Include:

  • Comfortable, adjustable straps
  • A handy front pocket
  • Wipe Clean

This super stylish rucksack can be ordered online today.

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#6. Ridge 53

ridge 53The high quality and durable Ridge 53 Backpack is multi-functioning, making it ideal as a schoolbag, laptop bag or rucksack.

Features Include:

  • Foam Back Panel and Shoulder Straps for Added Comfort
  • Zipped Pockets on both sides
  • Integrated Waterproof Raincover
  • Reinforced Easy Lift Top Handle
  • Interior Organiser Pockets
  • Secure and Durable zips
  • Triple Stitching at all Stress Points

“The Ridge 53 bags are very comfortable and well padded – my daughter has had her one for last 2 years and plenty more years left in the bag still! Love the integrated raincover, and there are plenty of pockets/compartments and a handy bottle holder pocket” – Elizabeth

Available on £34.99.

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#7. IKEA UPPTÄCKA Backpack

ikea upptackaPractical 100% nylon wipe-clean backpack which is perfect as a school bag or for carrying laptops.

Features Include:

– Extra protection for your laptop in a separate padded compartment.
– You can organise your things and find them quickly since there are several separate compartments and a snap-hook for keys.

Available from IKEA in Pink, Grey & Dark Blue.

“We bought the Ikea one which is padded (I think it’s actually for laptops) very durable, it’s looking like new still” – Elis

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