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Old 06-25-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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Backpacks best padding out there??

What backpacks for kids in the tween age are the best out there for having good support. I saw in Costco today the High Sierra brand and have pretty good padding on the shoulder straps and back area but not sure if they are the "best" out there. They were $15.99
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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Not sure if they're the "best", but we've always liked Lands End backpacks. Nice padded, adjustable straps and the backpacks last forever. They're a little more expensive, but you will get many years out of them. My son's backpack lasted from 1st grade through 8th grade!

For ages 10 and up, they are about $35- $50, $60 for wheeled:
http://www.landsend.com/ix/UserSearc...ow&pageSize=12


Lands End frequently offers free shipping and sometimes has deals on backpacks.

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Old 06-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #4
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You may want to check LL Bean too. They've had some pretty good deals lately.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:14 PM   #5
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LL bean book bags are the best, right now they are having big sale.


http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/7863?nav=pp-bc


Use code 3018863 and you get FREE shipping
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:46 PM   #6
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I second the LLBean ones..thats what my DS15 has..
my DD13 has Northface..its good also but more expensive
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for those brands, I'll have DD12 take a look at them
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:59 PM   #8
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I also would also highly recommend LL Bean. You can't go wrong with them plus they have a 100% total satisfaction guarantee so you can return anything at anytime if you become unhappy with it.
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Jansport backpacks have pretty good padding too.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:07 PM   #10
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I concur...go with LL Bean. The backpacks are durable, colorful, and come with a satisfaction guarantee. We live in Freeport Maine, home of LL Bean and the company is truly a good corporate citizen. Our kids always have BEAN backpacks.
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:08 PM   #11
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My DS has had the same Jansport backpack since 4th grade and it amazingly still looks brand new. He used to go through 2 per year. I got him the one with the gel waffle looking straps and even when it is full he says it doesn't bother his back.

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Old 06-27-2010, 04:57 PM   #13
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Are you looking for school backpacks or backpacking backpacks?
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:48 PM   #14
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Ditto on the Jansport. They last and last. I've been buying them since high school. The only reason I got rid of it was I was not in school and didn't use it much so when I moved it was one thing to go.

I have bought my dd 2 other "disney" bags for K and then 1st don't think either were official Disney products but they seem to have held up. I think in August I'll get her a Jansport if she finds one she likes and try to sway her from "character" backpacks. Anyway I'm a huge fan of their bags.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:31 PM   #15
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my DD used the High Sierra one from Costco for 6th grade and it held up great. She carried it around all day for the entire year and her books were quite heavy. No rips and she plans to use it again next year.
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