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Back to School: High School

How to buy a backpack: High School

 

 
 
Learning how to encourage your high school student to do their best can be a challenge, but helping them learn independence is easy. Start by allowing them to choose their backpack and clothing. This is their time to learn who they really are and style is everything. Choosing a messenger style bag is quite popular for this stage as they want to prove they are no longer little kids with a backpack; try to encourage a comfrotable and supportive one such as Timbuk2. 
 
Electronics: A padded electronics pocket is always a plus whether it be their tablet or laptop.
 
Size: High school students must have a bag on the larger side as they tend to bring home many textbooks and notebooks… especially during finals week!
 
Reflective: If student will be walking home from school or out at night, their backpack should have pieces of reflective material on the bag.
 
Reinforced bottom: Many of the “cooler” bags are not made with the strongest material, so it may be easier to find a bag with a reinforced bottom for better durability.