6th September, 2017

The Best School Backpacks of 2017

By Rachael S

Over the past year, we have received hundreds recommendations from students and parents across the country for a range of backpacks they feel deserve our recognition. We compiled their thoughts with one key aim: to find the most comfortable, stylish, and totally awesome school Backpacks of 2017.

Whether you’re traipsing around the internet for a cute bag for a tot, or looking to up your cool with our top picks for teens - we’ve got you covered. Plus, with our Tutora review system, we’re confident you’ll find everything you need from a new backpack below.

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We've organised our Best School Backpacks list from toddlers to teens, so check out our quick links to find something suitable for you! 

Best Backpacks for Toddlers

Best Backpacks for Kids

Best Backpacks for Teens and Adults


Best School Backpacks for Toddlers (2-5 years) 

Green Frog Toddler Rucksack - CKB, £24.95

This adorable 3D frog rucksack is perfect for toddlers starting school for the first time. A toy and a bag in one, it’s the ideal companion for every journey. In fact, we love it that much, we only wish we could find one big enough to fit! 

Leeroy Toddlepak Backpack - Trunki, £19.99  ⭐️

Meet Leeroy, the friendly lion who’ll have your toddler's back every step of the way! Great for kids with buckets of energy and style. The Trunki Toddlepak Backpack range caters for every animal-loving, alliteration-adoring child. 

If Leeroy isn't the one, maybe your toddler will prefer Trunkis other adorable designs: from Bert the Bear to Tipu the Tiger.


Alpine 4 Kids Backpack - LittleLife, £16.99 ⭐️


A small backpack for a little person with big adventures! Twin side stretch pockets are perfect for food and drinks so your little one can stay full and hydrated on the go. And what would a great toddler backpack be without a loop to attach toys to?!

Jojo Toddler Rucksack - Jojo Maman Bebe, £14.00

Rave reviews really speak for themselves with this top toddler pick.

“Great toddler rucksack. Perfect size for nursery. Fits a few changes of clothes in and not to big for 18 month old to carry,” Kirsty.

Gee, thanks Kirsty, that’s just what I was going to say.

This bestselling small rucksack from JoJo Bebe Maman is available in a variety of fun prints, and big enough for every mini adventure!


Best School Backpacks for Kids (6-12 years)

Personalised Fox Backpack - The Little Picture Company, £22 ⭐️

This fox print backpack is super cool, and the pop of colour is bound to brighten the school days of your little one!

The backpack features adjustable padded shoulder pads and a carry handle. What's more, The Little Picture Company's children's backpacks can be personalised, so they'll no more confusion over who's is who!  


Madpax Don’t Burst My Bubble - Madpax, £70.00 ⭐️

Disney’s “Up” balloon masterpiece, a rainbow, or possibly the enthusiasm of a small child surely fed the inspiration for this fab bag. 

 Although this backpack may not be able to take you to space, or lead you to a pot of gold, it’s a sure fire way to secure your place as coolest kid on the playground. Of course, there’s style and substance in equal measure with plenty of compartments for pens, exercise books, and everything else a student needs for a brilliant school year!


Osprey Youth Pogo 24 - £50.00 ⭐️

A mini-me of the adult Osprey backpacks we know and love. This backpack may be smaller, but Osprey haven't compromised their renowned high-quality.  Packed with features including an LED attachment point, internal tablet sleeve and Internal document sleeve, and a removable webbing hip-belt.

With a flat base, the bag will stay upright and in tiptop condition to endure the busy school year. With plenty of compartments, this backpack is perfect for organising notebooks, pens, and roomy enough for a P.E kit - ideal for all round hobby lovers!

Galaxy Backpack - Hot Tuna, £12.99

You’ll find yourself getting lost in this magical print every time you look at it, so don't be surprised if you find people staring! This is the perfect statement backpack and the ideal camouflage for nighttime galavants around Icelandic mountains. The pencil case is an added bonus. For the price, this backpack is an ultimate win.

We love the print the print so much that we can't help but find it a shame that this bag is made to be worn on your back. 



Best Backpacks for Teens and Adults (13 years +)

Kånken - Fjällräven, £75.00 ⭐️

With a name that translates to "carry," this backpack is perfectly crafted to do just that. A loyal bag with the ability to whisk you to every destination with your belongings comfortably in tow with timeless, retro, elegance. 

All in all - an absolute classic. 

Tribal Backpack with Matching Pencil Case - Quicksilver, £29.99

Australian born Quicksilver have been designing and churning out uber cool stuff for coming up to 50 years now, and their designs continue to smash the style stakes. 

This Quicksilver backpack features 29 litre capacity, a main zip-up compartment with laptop sleeve, secondary compartment with organiser, 2 side zip-up pockets and a padded back panel for extra comfort.  

Trakke Fingal - Trakke, £95.00 ⭐️