Do wheeled backpacks fit in a school locker?

Wheeled backpacks come in a variety of sizes and styles, with many fitting comfortably into a standard school locker. As more and more schools encourage students to leave their backpacks in their lockers for the school day, it’s important to ensure your backpack will fit properly.

School lockers are usually a standard size of 12 inches wide and 5 or 6 feet high, with a depth of approximately 18 inches. When determining whether your wheeled backpack will fit in an average school locker, you should find the exact measurements of your locker before using the above sizes as a guideline.

The addition of wheels, handles and straps makes the dimensions of your wheeled backpack slightly bigger than a traditional backpack. It is important to take this into consideration when looking for styles and sizes you like.

With most lockers sitting between 5 and 6 feet tall, the height of your wheeled backpack shouldn’t be a problem as most will be much smaller than this. However, the length and depth of your backpack will have an impact.

Our rolling backpacks have a length between 8.25” and 13.75” with a depth of 8.25” and 12.25”. These soft sided bags will fit comfortably into a standard locker as long as they are not overfilled or stretched to exceed their standard dimensions.

What are the benefits of wheeled backpacks?

Wheeled backpacks offer a convenient upgrade to the traditional backpack. Crucially, they give you the flexibility to transport your bag in a way that’s most comfortable for you, whether carried on your back or wheeled behind you. The addition of wheels makes rolling backpacks a great choice for several situations:


For school, wheeled backpacks are the ideal choice, giving students the freedom to bring everything they need without having to haul heavy textbooks around on their backs all day.

The use of rolling backpacks is often encouraged by schools. Many teachers and parents realize the benefits of this style when it comes to added comfort for students who might be walking to and from school every day with heavy personal items. Wheeled backpacks are also durable and more spacious than traditional backpacks, providing students with an easy-to-use bag that will typically last longer than alternative backpack styles.


Wheeled backpacks make great carry-on luggage too, with the dual functionality offering much-needed respite when carrying your bag on your shoulders gets a bit too much. If you’re waiting in a line, perhaps at the airport or in a hotel, the wheels of your backpack give you the opportunity to rest your back.

As they tend to be a little more structured than traditional backpacks, rolling backpacks typically include multiple organizational compartments. This makes it much easier to find everything you need without having to rummage around to the bottom of your bag. The Kipling Gaze Large 15” Laptop Rolling Backpack comprises several pockets, including a padded laptop sleeve to ensure your tech stays safe and secure at all times.

What is the lightest backpack with wheels?

Weight is an important factor to consider when shopping for a wheeled backpack as you don’t want to carry any extra weight when you don’t need to. Kipling wheeled backpacks are typically made with nylon for added durability and weigh less than 5Ibs. This makes them a lightweight option no matter what you use yours for.

With lots of different styles and sizes on the market, it’s easy to find a wheeled backpack to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for a lightweight or heavy duty bag, we have something for you.

Rolling Bags for Kids

Perfect for younger children and those just starting school, our Rolling Bags come in a variety of weights and sizes. Our lightest wheeled backpacks weigh as little as 2.58Ibs. All of our rolling bags come with a minimum of two secure compartments, making them ideal for keeping things organized. Many have an external pocket which is great for packing last-minute or otherwise forgotten items.

Rolling Laptop Backpacks

Our Rolling Laptop Backpacks are a lightweight and versatile solution that’s perfect for school days or off-site school trips. These backpacks can weigh just 4.32Ibs and offer a capacity of about 26 liters each. Offering the capacity to carry 15” laptops, our Rolling Laptop Backpacks are both attractive and practical. They come complete with padded laptop compartments, alongside plenty of other pockets for keeping your essentials safe and secure.

Available in a variety of colors and prints, our Rolling Laptop Backpacks offer your tech the ultimate protection from bumps when you’re on-the-go. At the same time, they make your journey to school, work or college as comfortable and easy as possible, whatever your mode of transport. Shop our range of Rolling Laptop Backpacks here and find the perfect rolling backpack to complement your day.

Choosing school and travel luggage

Choosing luggage solutions for your family can be tough. With wheeled backpacks giving you the option to save the strain on your back, they tend to be made with somewhat sturdier materials than traditional backpacks. The structure is often crafted with aluminum and the outer shell is typically made with durable fabrics such as nylon. This is ideal for travelers looking for a bag that meets airplane weight restrictions.

Although the fabrics are slightly heavier than those used to craft traditional backpacks, the aluminum frame is light so it doesn’t add too much weight to a rolling backpack. This makes them ideal as checked bags, especially for anyone with a smaller suitcase size that might want to optimize their carry-on storage space.

One of the nation’s most trusted luggage brands, Kipling’s variety of wheeled backpacks boasts sizes and styles to suit every occasion. Whether you’re heading into a new school semester with one of our printed designs or heading on an adventure with one of our larger styles, travel in style with Kipling.