It’s back to school time and that means finding the best backpacks for school. At Rushfaster, we’ve got a few hundred school backpacks to choose from so we thought we’d make things a little easier. The best backpacks for school should have the right shape, weight, and size to accommodate the wearer’s personal style and school needs.  We’ve selected the best backpacks for school based on quality, popularity, function, and style.

The JanSport SuperBreak Backpack

The Superbreak backpack is a super affordable, high-quality backpack featuring an easy access wide opening to its large main compartment, which can hold up to 3 textbooks, a couple of notebooks, a large binder, your lunch and a few paperbacks. A spacious front pocket provides additional storage and organisation for smaller items such as pens, calculators, a phone, keys and a diary. This is one of our most popular backpacks for school students. Shop Jansport Superbreak here.

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Another popular backpack for school, the iconic Right Pack has all the standard features of the Superbreak but goes a whole leap further by adding a reinforced premium suede leather bottom, an additional front stash pocket, added volume and a 15″ laptop compartment. If you are willing to spend a little extra, we recommend upgrading to the JanSport Right Pack backpack for a longer lasting, more durable and feature packed school backpack. Shop Jansport Right Pack here.

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THE JanSport Big Student Backpack

This ever-popular backpack features two main compartments for easy storage, a front pocket with organiser to store electronics and accessories; includes headphone port, a pair of ergonomic S-curved shoulder straps that provide a comfortable fit, an upper zippered accessory pocket that ensures safe and secure storage, a lower front zippered stash pocket and a web ergo handle. Shop Jansport Big Student Backpack here.

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Herschel Supply Co. Little America Mid Volume

Herschel’s Little America Mid Volume is a slightly smaller version of the iconic Herschel Little America Backpack. We’d consider it one of Herschel’s best backpacks for school.  Sporting a classic mountaineer design, this backpack provides plenty of storage and nifty organisation features for your daily campus life. Apart from the practicality of this bag, the styling is also on trend. Shop Herschel Mid Volume Little America here.

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Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack

The Heritage Backpack is easily one of Herschel’s most popular backpacks, especially in navy and black. Being on trend, and functional, this is one of our best backpacks for school students from primary to high school. Featuring a slim silhouette, two simple and straightforward compartments and a mountaineering inspired diamond lash tab. The Heritage Backpack is constructed from Herschel’s custom tear-resistant polyester and a synthetic leather base to further reinforce the base of the bag from drops, impacts, and bumps. Shop Herschel Heritage here.

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The Incase Icon Backpack

On the higher end of the price scale, the Icon Pack is Incase’s biggest general utility laptop backpack. This is one of the most feature-packed backpacks for school. Despite the minimal design, the Icon Pack is the powerhouse for all your organisation and carry needs. At the rear, there are dedicated compartments for your 15″ MacBook and your iPad/tablet. The middle compartment is designed for larger items such as books, bottles and a sweater. This leaves the front compartment to organise your cables, pens, and external hard drives. If that wasn’t enough options, there are pockets for quick access items on the front, top and on both sides. Shop the Incase Icon here.

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The Incase Icon Slim Backpack

A slimmer version of the original Incase Icon Backpack, the Icon Slim retains its older sibling’s commitment to protecting and organising all your tech gear, stationery, books and the works. Shop Incase Icon Slim here.

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Incase Icon Lite

The newest member of the Icon backpack family, the Icon Lite is the smallest Incase backpack for school yet. It has the slimmest profile but keeps all the common Icon traits: a clean, understated silhouette with plenty of protection and organisation options for your tech essentials. This bag is one of the best backpacks for school students as it comes in competitively priced for it’s category. Shop Incase Icon Lite here.

best backpacks for schoolIf we haven’t shown you a bag that you like, check out the Rushfaster store to see what else we have available.

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