How is it already August? Summer always seems to fly by in an instant. Whether it be with your summer reading or checking off your college packing list.
Lunch Bags. Study Accessories. Whether it's for a day at school, the beach, a picnic or an overnighter, you're going to want something to hold all of your clothing, toiletries, books, electronics and more without it getting heavy and weighing on your shoulders.
Your battered old bio textbook is packed with useful information Neurons! Punnett squares! That's why you need a cute backpack for school to kick off your year right.
A good school backpack should be able to carry all of the books and supplies you need for a long day of classes—while also being comfortable, affordable, and hopefully stylish. Some of these are bags we looked at specifically for this guide, others are recommendations pulled from our other bag guides, but all of them have been thoroughly tried out by Wirecutter staff. A good school backpack should survive the wear and tear of four years of an education, as well as weekend getaways and trips home. The bags we considered range in style from more ergonomic and spacious bags that will hold a huge volume of books and work as a daypack for weekend trips, to smaller bags that sacrifice some utility for aesthetics.