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Reviews of Top 10 Backpacks and Roller Backpacks for Back to School
Reviews of Top 10 Backpacks and Roller Backpacks for Back to School
Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Spacious, sturdy and nicely organized
  • Lots of compartments and pockets
  • Water-resistant for added protection of the gear
  • Universal S-curve fit suitable for anybody wear
  • Dedicated MP3 player pocket with headphone port
  • Non-slip and comfortable, padded shoulder strap for easy transport
  • Several vibrant colors and patterns

    Cons

  • No sternum strap or waist strap
  • Too many pockets
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The High Sierra Loop Backpacks are well constructed with Mini-Hexagon Ripstop, Waffle Weave, 600-denier Duralite polyester fabric featuring special water resistant coating to help keep the gear dry. Other features include comfortable and well-padded back panel; premium organizer compartment with multiple pockets, including zippered mesh pocket, pen pockets, lidded media pocket (dedicated MP3 player pocket with headphone port) and key fob. The non-slip yoke style S-shaped padded shoulder straps have a suspension system and integrated grab handle, and the swivel clip at the end of the strap prevent twisting. The bottom straps and monster hook allows attachment of extra gears. These backpacks do not have a sternum strap, therefore are not very suitable for long hikes or trekking. Overall, the High Sierra Loop Backpacks and very fashionable and functional and are available in multiple colors and patterns.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Spacious and easy to organize
  • Lots of compartments and pockets
  • Universal S-curve fit
  • Separate laptop compartment on side for upto 15.6 inches laptop
  • Sturdy and well-made
  • Padded shoulder strap for easy transport
  • Several vibrant colors and patterns

    Cons

  • Less padded laptop compartment
  • Little expensive
  • Cheap and stiff zipper
  • Thin material
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Wasabi Backpack from Jansport is constructed with sturdy 600 Denier Polyster and has a capacity of 1800 cubic inches and 29.52 liters. This backpack is designed for comfort on the move with a fully padded back panel and ergonomic AirCore padded shoulder straps. This backpack also features extra thick EVA foam for padding with mesh back for air circulation along with a universal S-curve fit suitable for anybody wear. The pack comes with a large main compartment for loading bulky items, a dedicated side-entry compartment for laptop which protects and easily accommodates a 15 inch laptop, a roomy front utility pocket with an organizer, an easy access V-loft pocket and a mesh water bottle pocket on the side. However, some reviewers mentioned the laptop compartment can have more padding for safety. A few users said that the zippers are cheap and stiff. Overall, the Wasabi Backpack from Jansport is a perfect waterproof daypack for school or everyday commuter use.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Lightweight, sturdy and spacious bag
  • The handle expands with ease
  • Nice and easy to roll and maneuver
  • Easy to wash and keep clean
  • Large side pockets to fit water bottle
  • Looks good and comes in many colors and prints
  • Great value for the money

    Cons

  • The zippers seem to break easily
  • When using it on rollers the straps drag on ground and ruin the straps
  • Wheels break off easily
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Go back to school in style with Rockland 17 Inch Rolling Backpack. This backpack features double skate wheels, shoulder strap and single bar handle. Front pocket with organizer makes it easy to organize essential school supplies. Side mesh pockets are great for fitting water bottle. This Rockland bag is lightweight, sturdy and spacious. It is very easy for kids to roll this bag and handle expands very easily too.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Spacious and sturdy backpack
  • Rolls very smoothly with nice quiet wheels and is very easy to manage
  • Unzips all the way down the sides so it's easy to access items
  • Looks stylish with nice colors and patterns
  • Telescoping handle for easy rolling
  • Straps and handle can be hidden out of sight
  • Good carry-on bag as it has good balance and also fits under plane seat

    Cons

  • Handle is small and breaks off easily
Where to Buy
Review Summary

High Sierra Chaser Wheeled Book Bag is made of Duralite 600-denier and is a very durable and spacious bag with front-load main compartment to holds books, supplies and clothes. The front compartment is zippered and has an organizer with media pocket, multiple open pockets, headphone port and key fob. Good quality in-line, skate-style wheels makes it easy to roll the bag. The single-tube telescoping handle stows inside a protective zippered compartment when not in use. The backpack features contoured, adjustable mesh padded shoulder straps which tuck away inside the padded back pane. Some users complain that telescoping handle is too small and breaks easily.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Rolls smoothly and easily
  • Long U-Shaed handle pulls out and retracts easily and adjusts to two different heights
  • Lots of space and pockets
  • Nice padded compartment for laptop
  • Lightweight
  • Nice fabric handle on the top to grab the bag
  • Easy storage of both the backpack straps and the handle

    Cons

  • Looks too bulky when using the straps
Where to Buy
Review Summary

High Sierra Powerglide Wheeled Book Bag is a large, spacious, multi-compartment rolling bag with a padded computer sleeve that holds most 17" screen size notebook computers. A large, zippered front compartment has premium organizer with media pocket, zippered pocket, multiple open pockets and removable key fob. This book bag has smooth rolling, corner-mounted wheels and a long U-shaped double-tube telescoping handle to make the rolling easy. Contoured and adjustable padded shoulder straps make it easy and comfortable to carry the bag as a backpack. The bag looks big and bulky when carried as a backpack. Overall, High Sierra Powerglide Wheeled Book Bag is perfect for serious students in schools, college and professional schools like nursing schools etc. It is made from Duralite 600-denier and has a waffle weave for more durability.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great quality rolling backpack
  • Multiple pockets and compartments for laptop, books and other things
  • Big comfortable shoulder straps
  • The handle is slightly rubberized and gives a good grip
  • Fits nicely in the overhead bin or under seat in an airplane
  • The wheels are durable
  • Competitive price

    Cons

  • Little heavy
  • Does not fit 15 inch MacBook Pro
  • The strap compartment has to be completely unzipped to use the straps
  • The single pole handle is a little unsteady over curbs
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Review Summary

Samsonite Wheeled Backpack makes a statement in style and comfort. It is constructed of rip stop nylon that is resistant to tears and pulls. In-line skate wheels and slightly rubberized icepick pull handle make rolling this backpack super easy and convenient. There are wide contoured straps with extra padding for comfort, and organizational pockets for all of today's technology. This Samsonite backpack features two large compartments, zippered front organizational pocket, zippered small front pocket for computer cords and dual side pockets with mesh pouches. It also has a removable laptop sleeve and a padded top carry handle for easy pickup.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Well-made and sturdy bag
  • Easy to handle and rolls very well
  • Wheels are large, sturdy and durable
  • Telescoping handle is very strong
  • Multiple pockets and lot of room for easy organization
  • Great bag for all students - Elementary school to law school
  • Well worth the money

    Cons

  • Zippers are stiff at first but become smooth with use
  • Laptop sleeve is little sloppy
Where to Buy
Review Summary

JanSport Driver 8 is a durable and sturdy rolling backpack and is popular among elementary school kids as well as law school students. It has a padded sleeve that can easily fit most 15" laptops. Set of 80 mm inline skate wheels makes it very easy to roll this bag on any kind of surface. A retractable two-stage handle is super comfortable and pretty sturdy. The bag has lot of room with two large main compartments, front utility pocket with organizer, front stash pocket and side pockets for water bottle or other documents while traveling. A fully padded back panel and a padded grab handle add extra comfort.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Durable and Lightweight
  • Lots of small pockets for easy organization
  • Enough space for kids' school books and accessories
  • The handle is easy to raise and lower
  • Reinforced bottom
  • Side mesh pockets
  • Awesome colors

    Cons

  • Handle seems a bit wobbly when extended
  • Thin material
Where to Buy
Review Summary

CalPak Impactor Wheeled Backpack is roomy and expansive and features a large main compartment for storing books, binders, jackets, or heavier items, and a second, zippered organizational utility pocket for keeping small items like pens and pencils, note cards, and electronic gear neat and handy. Side mesh pockets stow water bottles to keep your kid cool and comfortable at school throughout the day. This durable and lightweight backpack has a reinforced bottom and the retractable push button handle is easy to raise and lower. CalPak Impactor Backpack is available in many nice and bold colors. A few users find the handle to be bit wobbly when extended and also the handle may break after sometime. But at the same time, the handle can be disassembled and repaired easily.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Spacious backpack
  • Stylish
  • Practical
  • Rolls easily
  • Wheels are sturdy and smooth
  • Handle has two adjustable heights
  • Inexpensive

    Cons

  • Handle bar is not very durable
  • Handle is hard to move up and down
  • Straps and strap buckle is not that durable
Where to Buy
Review Summary

J World Sunrise Rolling Backpack is a great companion when you go traveling, back to school, or to a sleepover in style, with your belongings neatly stowed in the. This versatile backpack allows for it to function as both carry-on luggage that will fit under the airplane seat or overhead compartment and a strapped backpack for students. It has fully functional wheels that are both soft and noiseless that allows for a controlled motion. It has a front pocket equipped with a pencil holder, key fob and mesh pocket and 2 pockets on side that are ideal for storing water bottles and various other drink containers. A recessed three stage locking handle with push button makes it easy to roll the backpack. The air mesh cushion padded shoulder straps and back with slip-in system is comfortable.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Very large with lots of pockets and compartments
  • Rolls very nice
  • Sturdy backpack
  • Good quality, smooth and quiet wheels
  • Side pocket for water bottle
  • Looks stylish
  • Great thick durable material and zipper

    Cons

  • The handle is not sturdy
  • Handle doesn't extend to a full height
Where to Buy
Review Summary

High Sierra Freewheel Wheeled Book Bag Backpack is a large, spacious bag with front-load main compartment that has a padded computer sleeve to hold most 17".  A large, zippered front compartment has deluxe organizer with media pocket, multiple open pockets and key fob. There is also a zippered accessory compartment with a headphone port. A set of smooth rolling, corner-mounted wheels and a single-tube telescoping handle makes this bag easy to roll when on the move. The bag also features contoured, adjustable mesh padded shoulder straps that tuck away inside the padded back panel when not needed. An open side pocket holds a water bottle or other gear.

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