Community Magazine September 2021

The Top Rated Back-to-School Backpacks L.L. Bean Deluxe Book Pack This backpack from L.L. Bean combines most of the features both parents and kids look for: It has a durable, weatherproof construction thanks to its ripstop nylon fabric and storm flap, a padded back panel with lumbar support, and multiple pockets for organization. Its ergonomic design equips padded, adjustable, and curved straps, along with a waist belt that tucks away when it’s not in use. Available in nine colors. Part of back-to-school shopping is finding the best backpack for your child. Here are this year’s top-rated backpack options. North Face Youth Recon Squash Backpack The North Face Youth Recon Squash Backpack is designed for kids ages six to ten. This durable backpack is made of polyester with a durable water-repellent finish. It features a comfortable stitched-foam back panel for daily use, mesh water bottle pockets, and an internal name label. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Backpack A stylish backpack option to start your child’s school year is the classic Kanken by Fjallraven. They can stash away their school supplies in the main zippered compartment and store smaller items in the front zippered pockets and two open side compartments. It’s made from the brand’s proprietary Vinylon F material, which the brand claims is dirt and water-resistant, and easily wipes clean JanSport SuperBreak The JanSport SuperBreak’s classic silhouette is free of the bells and whistles commonly found on many other kids backpacks. Available in more than 30 colors, this backpack has one main compartment, a front utility pocket, and a side water bottle pocket. JWorldNewYorkSunriseRollingBackpack If your child sometimes wears their backpack and other times rolls it along, this one from JWorldisagreatchoice.Thisconvertiblewheeled backpack offers the load-carrying ability of a rolling bag with wheels and the portability of a school backpack. It has a durable rubber bottom that’ll withstand dragging on hard floors and pavement. For extra durability, it’s made from ripstop polyester fabric with a metal frame and reinforced edges. 56 COMMUNITY MAGAZINE