Two-strap backpacks are always the way to go because of weight distribution, especially for young children. I wanted a two-strap backpack for each of my children before this current school year began. I’m not a huge fan of Amazon, so I began looking at places to find backpacks elsewhere. Below are a few places I found that have good reviews and appear to have reliable shipping.
- Dick’s Sporting Goods. The main brand they sell is Jansport.
- L.L. Bean. They personalize backpacks too, which is fun!
- USimprints. You can also buy bulk backpacks from this store.
- Pottery Barn Kids.
- Nordstrom. Backpacks from here are a little more expensive than the rest of this list.
Target and Walmart are obvious choices as well, though I do question the quality of their backpacks. I have purchased from them in the past and the backpacks didn’t age well. Good luck in your search!