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Back to School Backpacks on a Budget

Updated on August 11, 2014

Keeping to a Budget Getting Ready for the School Year

Backpacks are a "must have" item for school and finding a the perfect one for under $20 is a huge help to the budget. We all like to save dollars when we are raising our family.

Backpacks are available for a wide range of prices from hundreds of dollars down to the more reasonable twenty dollar styles. There are many well made and nice looking bags for those of us on a budget and with a bit of searching I was able to put together several different styles. I am sure that even the most discriminating student will find a one to suit their likes and needs.

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Backpack Tip #1

The best should be lightweight when empty. If they are heavy when nothing is in them do nothing but add weight to the child's back.

Great Backpacks at a Great Price

Check these backpacks out - under $20 and perfect for even the most discriminating teen!

Large Selection for Those on a Budget

Check out these low priced items that are easy on the pocketbook but a good product for your child to carry.

Tip #2

Make sure the backpack has wide, padded, and adjustable shoulder straps. Narrow straps dig into shoulders and can cause pain.

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Perfect for the High School Student - Perfect for the budget too!

This is a well made, lower priced backpack for the high school student.

Tip #3

Always have two straps. Having only one strap can cause alignment problems in the spine.

For the Younger Student

If your children love everything Disney, here is a backpack that won't break the budget!

Important Backpack Facts - Keep your children safe and healthy

This information is according to the American Academy of Pediatrics at

  • Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.
  • Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments. Pack heavier items closest to the center of the back. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of your child’s body weight.
  • Always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles.

Learn About the Different Backpacks

Safety First-Even When it Comes to Your Child's Backpack!

Brought to you by the National Safety Council

"Overloaded backpacks used by

children have received a lot of

attention from parents, doctors, school administrators and the media

in the past several years. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety

Commission estimates there are more than 7,300 backpack-related

injuries annually treated by hospitals and doctors. Injuries include

bruises, sprains and strains to the back and shoulder and fractures.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child's

backpack should weigh no more than 10 to 20 percent of the child's

body weight. This figure may vary, however, depending on the

child's body strength and fitness."

How to Determine the Correct Size Backpack for Your Child

It is very important to select the right sized backpack for each child. Back pain and posture can be adversely affected if the wrong backpack is used.


1. Choose alightweight backpack

2. Choose a backpack with

two wide, padded shoulder straps


3. A backpack that has apadded back provides increased comfort.

4. A waist belt will helps distribute the weightacross the body.

5. Make sure that your child uses BOTH shoulder straps.

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