What are some good school backpacks?

Backpacks have always been the go-to option for many students, providing the most storage and a comfortable option for long-term use. However, there are so many different shapes, sizes, colors and designs that it might seem like an overwhelming task trying to find the right one for you.

Your backpack will go through a lot, so it needs to be durable. Luckily, Kipling uses high-quality materials so your bag can withstand even the toughest of school days. 

Having the perfect backpack is essential, but as a student, it's vital to look the part too. That's why our backpacks don't compromise on design. From a variety of styles to a metallic shine, we've got you covered! 

So now we've provided you with the foundations of a good backpack, choose the perfect pack with the features that make it your ideal fit! Why not use our Backpack Finder to discover the best style for you?

What is the most popular school backpack?

The most popular backpacks offer everything students need to feel comfortable and ready to tackle what the school day has to offer. Kipling bags have many different features across a variety of styles, so let's look at a few that our customers love!

Our Seoul Backpack is incredibly popular with students of all ages, from kindergarten through to college, due to its adjustable, padded straps, front zip pocket, water bottle pocket and spacious capacity, no matter which size bag you decide on. The Seoul Small Printed Tablet Backpack is the perfect size for your little ones going off to school for the first time. With enough space for snacks, spare clothes and lunch, they'll be all ready to go.

If you're looking for something with a bit more flair, our City Packs are stylish and functional with a variety of handy features. Water-resistant and durable fabric means even on the greyest of days, your school supplies will make it home in one piece. With multiple zip pockets, an elastic cinch and magnetic flap closure for added security, your belongings will remain organized and safe while on-the-go. 

What is a good size backpack for high school? 

Having the right size backpack is essential to staying comfortable throughout your days at school, but not many people know the best way to work out the correct size for them. Consequently, it's not uncommon to see overloaded children heading to high school for the first time with way more school supplies than necessary. So, here are some tips to make sure your children have the best size backpack to start high school.

First of all, you need to ensure your backpack fits your torso. Very Well Fit states the pack should end at your waist and not extend two inches above your hips, while also sitting two inches below your shoulders. Adjustable back straps are a must for this as they will ensure that the bag fits on your body, with as little movement as possible, keeping the wearer as comfortable as possible and reducing the chance of muscle strain. 

Next, consider what this bag will need to carry day-to-day. If your torso matches up with a medium backpack but you require more storage, consider a larger rolling backpack. Rolling backpacks are ideal, as they will allow you to wheel your essentials around school without causing extra strain on your back, neck or shoulders by wearing a backpack that is too heavy or too large. Then, as you grow and move up through school, you can use your wheeled bag as a backpack too! 

In terms of the capacity of Kipling backpacks, a medium-sized school bag is the perfect size for most students’ needs and can range in capacity from 15L to 29L. However, if you need something more substantial with more organizational storage, zippered pockets and a laptop sleeve, consider our large backpacks ranging from 30L to 39L in capacity.