Learn Essential Back To School Survival Skills - PART 2:

Altitude-Sports Buyer. Father of 2

Learn Essential Back To School Survival Skills - PART 2:

Altitude-Sports Buying Manager. Mother of 2

Learn Essential Back To School Survival Skills - PART 2:

Learn Essential Back To School Survival Skills


Following our PART 1  featuring essential lessons on lunchtime accessories & trending technical apparel, check out our second handy curated guide to our pick of all-weather footwear and must-have backpacks to help carry off the first term with class.

Back To School Survival Skills - Backpacks


If there’s one essential survival tool, this is it.

Don’t risk not being top-of-class in aesthetic cool, ultimate durability & downright practicality.


Kånken Backpack 16L - Fjällräven

This backpack has barely changed since its late 70’s debut & my kids have had theirs since kindergarten. It’s big enough for books, has a sturdy build, is machine washable, and has a removable seat cushion, a water bottle holder, and over 50 colours and prints to choose from. 

Little America Youth Backpack - Herschel Supply Co.

Designed for kids five and up, the Little America Youth backpack is mountaineering-inspired but built for everyday adventures. It comes with contoured, padded backstraps; a fleece laptop sleeve; and magnet-fasten straps. Perfectly sized as a school backpack!

Daypack - The North Face
The heritage-inspired Daypack is an everyday pack with everything you need and nothing you don't. Outer water bottle pockets snap closed, a padded back panel, and padded shoulder straps set the standard for comfy carrying. And yes,it’s laptop-compatible. 

Daylite Backpack - Osprey

The Daylite pack is built for the trail, but a great option for school. Dual side mesh pockets for water bottles, an internal name tag, and an integrated handle make it a grab-and-go option. Easy-to-use pockets, bright colours and fun graphics make it a kids’ favourite.

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Back To School Survival Skills - shoes


Get a grip on the term from day one in built-to-last footwear - and make first impressions really count.


Speedcross Shoes - Salomon

Salomon’s Speedcross lacing system is perfect for little ones still challenged with the complexities of tying their shoes. They are also perfect for Fall, transitional shoes for the greyer, wetter, muckier days. All in all, a great outdoor shoe that carry kids from the bus stop to the trails.

Japan S GS Grade school Shoes - ASICS

O.G.s from the eighties, the Japan S are now available in kids' sizing. This iteration is formed with a low-top silhouette that's complete with a court-inspired toe box and throwback colorways. The updated lightweight design features premium comfort and long-lasting cushioning. 

 Jolt 2 GS running Shoes - ASICS

How many pairs of shoes does a kid need for school? Well, one for inside, one outside and one for gym class. So start with ASICS - trendy, goes with anything, perfect from class to the gym. The JOLT 2 GS sports a new modern look, is highly durable and reflective at lower light levels.

Pop Old Skool Shoes - Vans

Not dad shoes and still fresh, the Vans iconic silhouette is perfect for back-to-school, and it represents the best bang for your buck. Features that put it a step ahead? Reinforced toe caps to withstand repeated wear, padded collars for support and flexibility, and the iconic waffle sole.


Ensure you never go short by browsing this collection for essentials to survive anything the new school year throws at you - you can never be too prepared.

If you missed it, checkout our BACK TO SCHOOL PART 1 for essential lunchtime accessories and top of class technical apparel.

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