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Gear Up for Back To School

Written by Shanae Hardy  |   August 17, 2017

Revving up Excitement for Elementary Students

Prepare your little ones for the excitement of back-to-school season by making them giddy with our collection of childhood-friendly backpacks. For young boys and girls about to embark on one of their most memorable classroom experiences—kindergarten– our mini backpacks collection displays cute, petite replicas of classic bags. Durable enough to get your tot through messy art projects and frivolous juice stains, choose between a vibrant Kanken or a speckled Herschel to serve as the perfect first-day icebreaker between curious 5-year-olds. For your graders, Disney enchanted packs will add a dash of magic to their adventurous school year, while other whimsical designs will create long-lasting memories as they mature into tweens. Cater to new and soon-to-be nostalgic memories with our collection of essential backpacks.

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Sparking Enthusiasm for Middle School with Cool, Sturdy Packs

While your elementary-goers may be brimming with back-to-school enthusiasm, your pre-teen may be underwhelmed at the thought of algebra homework and spontaneous pop quizzes. But get a chance to sway their disdain with trendy designs. From simple, classic daypacks to durable gear, our middle school collection is diverse enough to meet the needs of indecisive teens. Dangle these eye-candy bags in front of your sparkled eyed 12 or 13-year-old and make them antsy for the first day of school. For your soon-to-be 6th-graders advancing into a new level, a rolling backpack will easily maneuver a heavier load of textbooks, cumbersome calculators and overstuffed binders. For after-school sports, Granite Gear and Dakine offer a blend of rugged functionality and style, making them tough yet comfortable. With these attractive backpacks, awaken their hidden elation—because, sometimes a little incentive is all we need to nudge vexed teens.

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Preparing Active High Schoolers with Functionality & Style

To celebrate those coming-of-age years where adulthood is peaking from a fading adolescence, shop our high school packs. Offering mature and modern designs, this urban and unrestricted collection exudes a cool vibe. As high schoolers gear up for another year closer to college, functionality and durability will play a keen role in their active lifestyles. Whether an athlete, class president, or after-school tutor, our packs from some of the most trusted brands will accommodate on-the-go teenagers. A blend of dope styles and quality packs, our collection features top-notch options for ambitious students. With their futures bright of flourishing possibilities, treat your senior to a nifty rucksack that will follow them from locker-lined hallways to buzzing lecture halls.

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Influencing Academia with College-Ready Packs

Trekking on a foreign campus in a new city, perhaps, it’s only right to begin your semester with a mature backpack. As a college student, it’s normal to balance school with a part-time job, and on-campus activities, therefore, smart functionality and versatility is definitely a must. If dashing from a three-hour lecture to a professional internship or sports training is your lifestyle, opt for a daypack with the ability to multitask as an active bag. As your textbook requirements shrink to accommodate digital essentials, laptop, tablet and smartphone protective sleeves are vital for taking notes at the tap of a soft or touchscreen keypad. For most, college is an unforgettable experience that molds a student’s passion, strengths, and identity. So, complement these revolutionary years with a modern bag that will be right by your side as you evolve from a timid freshman, a confident senior to a driven grad student or innovative professional.

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Shanae Hardy

About the Author

Shanae Hardy is the Content Editor for A journalism graduate of the University of Central Florida, she has experience in producing and editing digital content for magazines and newspapers. A passionate storyteller, she aims to display the diverse lifestyles that connect the world of backpacks.