We’re continuing our 2016 Back to School Guide with our picks for cool backpacks for teens and bigger kids this year. This is the age kids get pretty picky about what they’re wearing every day, because it really is a reflection of them. So we’ve searched the web for all kinds of cool backpacks in every price range that help reflect your teen, tween, or grade-schooler’s style. Whether they’re into emojis, Star Wars, video games, ironic retro cartoon characters, superheroes, fashion-forward metallics, or rugged rucksacks, we’ve got your backs.
(Ha. Couldn’t resist.)
We’re so pleased that our 2016 guide is sponsored by BIC, who’s celebrating handwriting through their Fight for Your Write campaign. Visit the site, sign the pledge to encourage handwriting at home like we do, and they’ll even donate a pen or pencil through AdoptAClassroom.org, to help support classrooms in need.
Be sure to visit the site and check out all of the cool offerings from BIC, while you’re at it. After all, you’re going to need plenty of cool new pens and pencils to go with that cool new backpack, right?
All products are selected by our editors; there has been no compensation in exchange for recommendations. CMP is an rstyle affiliate.
Other Back to School Guide Posts:
– The coolest back to school printables
– Cool, colorful school supplies to make September a little more fun
– 34 of the coolest lunch boxes and bags
– The coolest backpacks for preschoolers and little kids
Top: Zara Terez Emoji Backpack $80, Zara Terez
Loungefly x Star Wars BB-8 Backpack $45, Loungefly
(Left to right, top to bottom)
Mojo cockpit laptop backpack $60, Koh’l | Pitch black gator luxe backpack $60 Madpax | Stormtrooper Print Backpack $45, Loungefly | 5 Nights at Freddy’s Backpack $27.92 on sale, Hot Topic | Le Sportsac Metallic Backpack $77.99 on sale, 6PM (also avail at eBags) | Herschel Supply Parker Laptop Backpack in Camouflage $49.99, eBags | Large Comic Backpack $49.50, PBK | Hogwarts Backpack $27.92 on sale, Hot Topic | Top Kat Backpack, $45.99, Milkdot
About our partner
If you believe in the importance of handwriting like we do, visit the BIC Fight for Your Write campaign, sign the pledge to commit to handwriting practice in your own home, and one pen or pencil will be donated to a classroom in need through AdoptAClassroom.org.
Custom Handpainted Alternative Laptop Backpack $99, CLP Studio on Etsy
My Little Pony Retro Starshine Backpack $35.99 on sale, eBags
Miquelrius Jordi Labanda Love Backpack $44.99, ebags | Hershel Liberty Print Settlement Backpack $59, Herschel Supply Co | Initial Metallic Polkadot Backpack $29.50, Justice | Jansport Super FX Series Metallic Backpack $49.90, eBags | Kanken Big Backpack $110, Fjallraven | Madpax Spiderman to the Rescue Hard Shell Backpack $85, Madpax | Burton Apollo Pack $35.99 6PM | Jansport Stickers Backpack $44.99 on sale, Kohl’s |90s Mix Tape Backpack $17.99 on sale, Target
Photo-Real Donut Backpack $80, Zara Terez
Thanks so much to our amazing 2016 Back to School Guide sponsor BIC, who’s celebrating handwriting in fun ways through their Fight For Your Write campaign. Visit their site for more info.