I am thinking of getting him a nice backpack suitable for his age. The ideal backpack would be with pockets and dividers. DS2 starts foundation in September and I do not want to buy another bookpack if I can buy a backpack for his older brother. Many thanks.
I think I should not have asked where to buy as obviously you can buy school backpacks everywhere. I just wanted someone to suggest a backpack suitable for that age, the quality and the usefulness of the product.
Thanks Madamcastafiore. I saw Gap backpack once along time ago and do not remember whether there inside separators or dividers for workbooks etc. That would be usel as I do not like when there is just one compartment inside.
I see cece. But it looks as that bag would be too big for a 7 or 8- year-old boys. I think he would be happy to have a bag with angry birds or similar. It is funny to see how they follow the trend. Our primary school is full with cars 2 lunch bags.
For me, the bag needs to have a durable outer side pocket where a water bottle can be stored upright. The pockets made of net/mesh seem to last about three weeks and seem to be the weakest point on most bags, with the zips coming a close second.
If mine don't have inner dividers / pockets, they put their books and letters from school into a tough zippy bag which goes inside the main compartment.
Some of the older boys do carry the messenger-style bags, but mine seem to carry around quite heavy library books (at least one copy of the hardback Guinness World Records, among others) so I'm trying to encourage them to wear their bag on both shoulders for as long as possible. In secondary school, DS1's bag often weighs more than 15% of his body weight.
Cece, my DS cannot look at his cars 2 lunch bag anymore. They geow out if it but i cannot afford to keep up with trends. ThreeBee, i agree about the mash. It is useless. Your children carry quite a lot of stuff. It can be bad for their spine and posture in general so that is why I am looking for a good satchel-like backpack.
Thanks Cece, they also look lighter in weight than the aluminium ones we are currently using.
I try to encourage the primary age ones to carry less weight, but in secondary it seems to be unavoidable. He has a locker, but it's too far away to go to during the school day, so he only uses it for PE kit etc.
They have dividers,reflectors,grown up designs,3 sizes,pockets,even a money/phone pocket on the straps,matching lunch bags,come with a pencil case,take a battering.My boys have had their Lands End backpacks 3 years and they're still going strong.
They have a far bigger range on the US site and. I ordered dd's lunch bag also fab from there,came quicker than the UK site and customer service waaaay better.
I am sorry I did not come back earlier. it is the holiday time and my children have confiscated my tablet. it was meant to be mine I think I might check Gap in the summer as I do not want to buy DS anything that is big and not colourful. He is still such a kid and not practical at all. I guess Y3 is not going to be that much different from Y2 so we might buy him a new bookback if we do not find anything nice. Currently in his class only one boy has a backpack. All the rest have bookbags. Thank you again.