Back to School With South Edmonton Common – Favourite Backpacks

One of the most important items that hopefully will last you all school year is a backpack. A backpack worn improperly or one that’s too heavy can cause muscle strain and back pain. When looking for a backpack, don’t only think about fashion but think about comfort and sizing as well.

Here are our top 5 favourites for fashion, function and comfort:

Textured Rucksack

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The interior drawstring for tightening the main compartment ensures your things will stay snug inside this navy backpack from Old Navy. It also has adjustable, padded straps and an interior padded pouch to keep your laptop safe. The “rucksack” look isn’t only in demand for this school season, but the shape also complements your back and will sit properly when the shoulder straps are adjusted accordingly.

Roxy Dusk to Dawn 24L in Castaway Floral


The Roxy Dusk to Dawn backpack comes with air mesh padded shoulder straps and back panel for air flow and comfort. This backpack is lightweight to begin with so it’d be perfect for lugging around textbooks or a laptop without added weight. Available at Best Buy.

Go Pack Prince Box

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According to Roots, this backpack is “perfect for students, commuters and keeping your hands free at all times”. Made from premium Italian Prince leather, the backpack will become softer and richer with age and wear, making it even more comfortable with each wear.

Herschel Heritage Youth Backpack


Specially sized for children aged 7 and up, this backpack, available at Triple Flip, has the same appeal of the classic Hershel style – lightweight and easy to swing around the shoulder. In addition to being padded, the straps on the Heritage backpack have a ventilated cushioned lining made out of mesh.

Kånken Day Pack


You’ve probably spotted this Fjällräven backpack around campus in past semesters. Available in a plethora of colours, this super popular bag was launched to decrease back and shoulder problems. Try one out at Atmosphere, the super durable and lightweight fabric will surprise you.

Your Turn

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