Back to School Backpacks for Boys

With all the back to school shopping going on you might be wondering what the top backpacks for boys are. Since tastes and use changes over time, here is a look at some of the top types of backpacks for boys for all ages.

School Backpacks for Boys
School Backpacks for Boys

Preschool Through Upper Elementary

During preschool the backpack is not really meant for holding books. It is much smaller and will fit your little one perfectly. Many backpacks in this age group are perfect for holding a sippy cup, crayons and paper. You will find some that have outside pockets and mesh drink holders. Here are a few popular backpacks found on

O3 Kid’s All-in-One

This bag is perfectly functional in that it comes with a built in lunch cooler right in the front pocket! It has a side pouch that acts as a drink holder. It comes with interior pocket and a big enough space to hold papers. It comes in a variety of colors. It gets 4.6/5 stars. Parents love this backpack. They especially like that it’s not too big and not too small. It’s durable, zippers zip and unzip easily, and it has a chest strap so it will stay on your child’s shoulders.

Skop Hop Zoo Pack 

These are the cutest backpacks for little boys (and even girls). They have a side pouch for a drink and have a roomy inner compartment. It comes with nametag on the inside. Choose from a variety of animals such as a frog, dog, dinosaur, hippo, elephant, giraffe, and much more. This backpack gets 4.7/5. Parents love it because it’s the perfect size and kids love the animals.

Character Backpacks

What boy doesn’t imagine to be Spiderman, a Transformer or Iron Man? These types of backpacks are perfect for boys who have outgrown the preschool stage.

Spiderman Backpack

This backpack comes with adjustable straps and a mesh drink holder on the side. It’s a 16 inch so it’s a little bit smaller. Front zip pocket and big inner compartment. It has a large Spiderman graphic. It gets a 4.3/5 stars. It’s a great size to hold snow pants, gloves and hat.

Middle-High School Backpacks

Sooner or later your son will outgrow the smaller backpack versions as well as the kiddy/character type of bags. He’ll probably want something that says he is growing up plus he will need more storage for books and things. Here are a few top choices and brands for tweens and teens.


JanSport is a top backpack for kids and adults alike. You will find a huge variety of styles, designs, and sizes. You can’t go wrong with these backpacks! They can hold a lot – including 2-3 textbooks, notebooks, cell phone, and more.

JanSport Classic

Made of Polyester, functional, and durable. This backpack will last for a long time if taken care of properly. It has everything a kid needs to transport school books and more back and forth. This backpack gets 4.6/5 stars.

The North Face

The North Face brand is known for its high quality and durable items. The backpack is no different. A little bit higher in price than other brands, they are made to last for a long time.  Here is one popular backpack found on Amazon:

The North Face Jester

This backpack is made with FlexVent injection molded straps to help ease the pain or discomfort that can be caused when wearing a heavy backpack. It comes with mesh side pockets, bungee cords for securing items, two inner compartments for organizing, and reflective patch. This item gets 4.4/5 stars.


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