Our Pick Of The Best School Bags for Kids

Best School bags

Are you planning on buying a new school bag for your child? There is such an extensive range of school bags available, it can often be daunting trying to decide which one to buy, especially if you want it to last more than a few months. Here is Our Pick of the Best School Bags for Kids this year, and we’re pretty sure your kids are going to love them as much as we do!

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#1. Ridge 53

best school bags The high quality and durable Ridge 53 Backpack is multi-functioning, making it ideal as a schoolbag, laptop bag or rucksack. It’s got oodles of compartments and a foam back for comfort. We particularly love it for its practical waterproof raincover, which is ingenious when caught out in a shower on the way home from school.

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
  • Available in a large selection of designs to suit all tastes

Available from The Book Haven and other retailers worldwide.

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#2. Coloured Triangles Backpack from Reach Supreme

best school bags coloured triangles back pack from the book havenThe funky coloured triangles backpack is unisex and offers 3 zipped pockets for handy storage. It can fit up to A4 size files and has adjustable straps.

Features include:

  • Adjustable straps
  • 3 zipped pockets
  • Unisex design
  • Value for money

Available from The Book Haven and other retailers worldwide.

#3. Vivahouse School Bag Backpack

best school bags vivahouse back packThe Vivahouse School Bag Backpack claims to be ‘indestructible’. It has a large capacity compartment, so plenty of storage space for all your school needs. Suitable for all ages.

Features Include:

  • Unisex Designs
  • Large Inner Compartment for textbooks and A4 Folders
  • Adjustable shoulder straps with padding
  • Handy front zipped storage compartment on the front
  • Durable design to last for years and years

Available from Amazon.co.uk & other retailers worldwide

#4. Seagull Backpack School Bag

school bags seagulll army green backpackAvailable in a range of colours The SEAGULL Backpack School Bags come in a range of colours. They are designed to hold up to 30kg and come wiht a 100% money back guarantee.

Features Include:

  • Comfortable, adjustable straps and airmesh back panel with a spine channel for support
  • Durable and Water-Resistant with anti-scratch surface
  • Has a custom sleeve for laptops
  • Net pouch on shoulder strap for mobile phones and a port for headphones.

Available from Amazon.co.uk & other retailers worldwide

#5. Jansport

Jansport backpack best school bags The Jansport collection of school bags are durable (my son’s has lasted for years!), comfortable and practical, and are always winners with parents and kids. There’s an extensive range of colours available too, so there is sure to be one to suit everyone. And once they start to get a bit grubby, just pop into the washing machine and they’ll look as good as new again!

Features Include:

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

Available from Amazon.co.uk & other retailers worldwide.

#6. Roxy Shadow Swell Backpack

Roxy swell back pack best school bagsThis range of Roxy school bags are super colourful and sure to appeal to fashionistas! They are strong and durable and roomy enough to fit A4 size folders.

Features Include:

  • One large main compartment, and secondary compartment
  • Front Stationery pocket to keep essentials handy
  • Padded laptop compartment
  • Top zip pocket for mobile phone/keys
  • Adjustable padded ergonomic shoulder straps and padded back panel
  • Reinforced rubber base
  • 24L size

Available from Amazon.co.uk & other retailers worldwide.

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#7. The North Face Vault Back Pack School Bag

The North Face back pack school bagsThe North Face have an extensive range of school bags and backpacks in a large array of colours and designs. They are made from durable materials and the Vault range has added features perfect for school.

Features Include:

  • Padded laptop sleeve within main compartment
  • Front elastic bungee for external storage
  • Internal organisation compartment with zipped and velcro pockets
  • Sternum strap with whistle buckle
  • Padded straps and top handle
  • Reflective tabs

Available from Amazon.co.uk & other retailers worldwide.

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#8. Quicksilver 1969 Range

quicksilver backpack school bags Quicksilver’s 1969 range of rucksacks are durable and practical, due to the large number of compartments and zippered pockets. They come in a stylish range of muted colours, and will last your growing child’s needs for many years.

Features include:

  • Ergonomic, padded, adjustable shoulder straps
  • Laptop sleeve
  • Two main zippered compartment
  • 2 Side zip Pockets
  • Zippered Front Pocket

Available from Amazon UK & other retailers worldwide.

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#9. Vans Old Skool Unisex Backpack

Vans school bags and backpacksIf your child is a fan of Vans footwear, then they are going to love this ultra-cool Old Skool backpack. It’s hard-wearing, long-lasting and has plenty of room for all the school essentials. It can also be used as a laptop bag.

Features include:

  • Adjustable padded straps
  • Large Main Compartment, Front Pocket
  • Zippered pockets internally

Available on Amazon.co.uk & Vans retailers worldwide.

#10. Eastpak Padded Backpack

school bags and backpacks EastpakWith a simple design, the Eastpak backpacks are a super durable range of bags that will endure many years of lugging heavy books to and from school. Better yet they are waterproof so no need to worry about the homework getting wet! And there’s an extensive range of colours too.

Features Include:

  • Padded Back &  Shoulder Straps for Added Comfort
  • Hard-wearing Zipped Pockets on both sides
  • Main compartment with front pocket
  • Secure and Durable zips
  • Waterproof

Available on Amazon.co.uk & other retailers worldwide.

Our Pick of the Best School Bags for kids


Over to you! Can you recommend any great school bags to add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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