Kids' Backpacks

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About Kids' Backpacks & Gear Bags

Kids grow up so fast. And, unfortunately, so does their need for new clothes and accessories. Luckily, shopping for a new backpack doesn’t have to be hard. At Altitude Sports, we’re proud to offer a curated collection of kids’ backpacks and gear bags. From funky patterns to ergonomic designs, we’ve got the bags kids love.

From Classroom to Playground to Sleepover

A high-quality backpack allows your kids to safely and comfortably carry all of their belongings. Whether it’s school supplies, favourite toys, or sleepover essentials, a good backpack will follow them wherever they go. That’s why it’s so important to choose a backpack that not only looks cute but fits well, too.
When shopping for a kid’s bag, there are a variety of important features to keep in mind. Look for things like a roomy main compartment; this is perfect... for carrying all sorts of stuff, like books, snacks, and clothes. Depending on your child’s age, you may also want to consider a backpack that boasts a laptop sleeve and an assorted range of other internal and external pockets.
For safety, a strategically placed reflective strip (lining each strap or along the rear of the bag) is a good idea. In terms of comfort, adjustable shoulder straps are a must. As your child continues to grow—seemingly by the minute—this will allow them to keep using the same bag for years to come.

Altitude Sports Has Backpacks for Kids of All Ages

For all your little boys and girls, we’ve got tons of great backpack brands to choose from. The Kånken No.2 Mini Backpack is a great option for its exceptional versatility. Its timeless design doesn’t hurt, either.
Backpacks from Herschel Supply Co. are another perfect schoolyard companion; they are durable bags and spacious enough for extracurricular essentials.
Worried about sizing? Why not let your kids decide. At Altitude Sports, we offer a 30-day return policy. Plus, Canadian residents enjoy free shipping on all orders of $74 or more. Shopping from abroad? Head over to our international shipping and returns page for more policy details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size is a standard kids’ backpack?

A standard kid’s backpack should be large enough to carry school supplies, lunch, some snacks, extra clothes, and that one essential toy. Typically, a bag in the range of 10 - 20 litres (L) is more than enough. Some kids bags are even as small as 5L - 8L.
Remember, more space isn’t always better; larger backpacks may be uncomfortable for the child to wear while adding unnecessary weight. For convenience, make sure the backpack includes several internal and external storage pockets. This will go a long way in keeping things organized!

At what age can a kid wear a backpack?

A good metric for whether a child is ready to carry a bag is if they’re able to walk around while comfortably carrying a toy. This demonstrates that they’re not only able to move their bodies in space, but can also balance objects while doing so.
Usually this becomes apparent between the ages of 1 and 2 years old. Just make sure to properly size the backpack first and keep the weight low to start.

Should you put your child's name on their backpack?

Kids have a knack for losing things. Parents know this all too well. That’s why the quick and painless act of writing your child’s name on their backpack is an excellent idea.
Be sure to include pertinent information like your phone number. This makes it easier for someone to return the bag to you in the event that it gets lost. For a more permanent solution, consider embroidering the information. Or, hang a laminated tag from somewhere visible on the pack.

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