There are SO many cute backpacks for back to school. Trust us! We’ve spent days pouring over thousands of packs.
But we had a mission! This list contains backpacks that are both stylish AND comfortable. If the pack didn’t have cushioned shoulder straps that could withstand the massive weight of the many books we are required to lug around all day…it didn’t make the list. We will save those packs for the weekend and save our backs while we are it!
Backpacks can be a big investment but when you think about it, we carry them five days a week and put a lot of wear on them. So, the list includes bargain, mid range, and splurge packs. The splurge bags are more of a financial commitment but they will withstand some mileage and years.
Another thing to consider: Will you tire of the design? Is it cute but will it clash with your clothes every single day? We got you covered with classic designs that will go with everything you wear and never go out of style. But that doesn’t mean we left out the bananas, stickers, and our little friend at the end! How could we resist?
Jump From Paper Backpack
$110, Dimensions: 15″ h x 12.25″ w x 3.5″ deep – shopbop.com
Custom Prospect Backpack
Calling all designers. This pack is for you. With top-to-bottom customizability, the Prospect can be whatever you want it to be.
$134, Dimensions: 18.5″ h x 12″ w x 5.3″ deep – timbuk2.com
Vans Realm Butterfly Backpack
$35, Dimensions: 16.6 h x 12″ w x 4.5″ deep – zappos.com
Big Student Multi Stickers
$46, Dimensions: 17″ h x 13″ w x 7.5″ deep – zappos.com
$89.99, Dimensions: 18.5″ h x 12.76 w x 6.5″ deep – ogio.com
Roxy Monsoon Backpack
$28.80 (sale), Dimensions: 13″ h x 11″ w x 5″ deep backcountry.com
Bobby Anti Theft Backpack
Be one of the first to get your hands on this sleek theft proof backpack. The designers are just starting to ship after a mega successful Kickstarter campaign.
$74, Dimensions: 17.7″ h x 11.8″ w X 6.5″ deep – kickstarter.com
Let’s Roll Backpack
$52.96, Dimensions: 15.75″ h x 14.2″ w x 4″ deep – dropdead.co
Little America Backpack
$99, Dimensions: 19.5″ h x 11.25″ w x 7″ deep – herschelsupply.com
$85, Dimensions: 18.5” h x 12.25” w x 4” deep – thenorthface.com
State Kane Backpack
Bonus – STATE sends a backpack to an American child in need for every bag purchased.
$60, Dimensions: 15.75″ h x 11.75″ w x 4.75″ deep – shopbop.com
$52, Dimensions 18.5″ h x 12″ w x 6″ deep – amazon.com
Ogio Tribune Snapdragon Backpack
$49.99, Dimensions: 19.5″ x 13.5″ x 9″ deep zappos.com
Nixon The Everyday Backpack
$35, Dimensions: 16″ h x 10″ w x 5″ deep – zappos.com
The Rambler Backpack
$30.77 (sale), Dimensions: 16″ h x 11″ w x 5″ deep – polerstuff.com
Burton Geoprint Prospect Backpack
$29.97 (sale), Dimensions: 19″ h x 11.5″ w x 7.5″ deep – backcountry.com
Dakine Milly Backpack
$56.00, Dimensions: 20″ h x 12″ w x 6.5″ deep – dakine.com
Just Hype Tropical Backpack
$40, Dimensions: 15.5″ h x 12.25″ w x 5″ deep – forever21.com
$14.99, Dimensions: 12″ h x 9″ w x 3.5″ deep – target.com