Backpacks for Back to School

    Summer’s almost over, and you know what that means. It’s time to get your kiddos prepped and ready with pencils, books and all the freshest back-to-school looks. But perhaps the most important money you’ll spend this school year will be on durable (but super cute!) kids’ backpacks. Your child’s backpack is basically going to be their #1 sidekick through thick and thin, from math class to recess and back again, so consider these key tips before making a purchase. 

    The Perfect Size Backpack
    Sure, it’ll make you giggle to see tiny tots toting enormous backpacks that probably weigh half as much as they do, but is that practical? Not to mention, this could cause your little one some unnecessary back and shoulder strain if their backpack is too big or too little. To find the perfect size backpack, make sure the width is proportionate to your child’s torso and note that the length should fall at (or slightly above) the waist. Broad, padded straps that adjust are key for distributing weight and adding extra comfort. 

    Plenty of Pockets
    Slots, compartments and pockets aplenty are super important for keeping your kiddo organized throughout their busy school day. This should also help evenly distribute the weight of heavier items like books and water bottles. Do a quality check and make sure your kids’ backpack is well made and doesn’t have loose stitching, frayed edges or uncovered zippers that are exposed to the elements.

    Rain or Shine
    To make sure the style you select lasts at least through the school year, choose backpacks for boys and girls that are made from super durable materials like canvas, cotton or nylon. If you live in an area that experiences lots of rain and snow, consider waterproof or water-resistant back-to-school backpacks for added longevity. Styles with reflective strips and zipper pulls are always a good choice for added visibility. 

    Small Kid, Big Personality
    Dinos, spaceships, unicorns and more! Once you’ve got the basic stuff sorted it’s time to have some fun. At Macy’s, we have backpacks for girls and boys in every style, shape, brand and color. From Kindergarten to graduation day, these backpack BFFs will be with them every step of the way.

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