11 best school bags for first graders

 

Review of the best backpacks for first graders – the newest models of beautiful and comfortable backpacks that do not harm the health of younger students.

What should be a backpack for a first grader

The first backpack for a child needs to be selected not only in appearance and color. The correct design of the backpack is much more important:

Back

The back should at least come with a rigid insert, or better – have an anatomical shape with soft pads to evenly distribute the load on the spine. Select the size of the satchel so that the width corresponds to the shoulder line, and the lower edge is at the level of the child’s waist.

Bottom

It is advisable to choose a harder bottom. So the contents of the backpack will not put pressure on the student’s lower back, and the backpack itself will last longer. Small rubber feet are welcome.

Webbing

Ideal shoulder straps are soft and wide (5-8 cm), have an S-shaped cut that follows the curve of the shoulder.

The weight

The weight of the primary school bag must not exceed 1 kg. Taking into account books, notebooks, materials for creativity, removable shoes and other accessories, the load on the back of the first-grader will be rather big anyway.

The form

The best shape is one that approaches rectangular. This is the best option for a first grader who has to carry a sketchbook and a stationery folder in a backpack. In short soft knapsacks with a rounded top, all this will either wrinkle or will not allow you to fasten the lock.

Inside, two compartments are enough – the first grader does not need more. You can read more about choosing the first backpack for a child in our article: how to choose a backpack for a first grader. Now let’s see what new manufacturers offer us.

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The best inexpensive school bags for first graders

In the case of children’s products, the high price does not always guarantee quality. Even within the range of 1500-2500 rubles, you can find a good schoolbag that will meet all the requirements of parents and will last at least 2-3 years.

Brauberg “Ball” – a sports backpack for boys

Brauberg Ball

4.9

★★★★★

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89%

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The classic model made of durable and water-repellent materials will suit the notorious tomboy. The ingenious design makes it stand out from thousands of other backpacks without being annoying with acid paints and decals.

There are two sections inside: for books and notebooks. The satchel is deep enough to hold a sketchbook or A4 folder. Outside there are two side pockets with elastic bands and a couple more on the front panel for all sorts of small things (travel card, keys, etc.). This backpack weighs 730 grams.

Advantages:

  • Rigid backrest does not deform under load;
  • Comfortable shoulder straps, plus center handle and loop;
  • Reflective elements on all visible sides;
  • Sufficient depth (40 cm);
  • Dense bottom.

Disadvantages:

  • The fabric on the top handle is not very strong.

The Brauberg satchel is easy to clean, has the correct shape of the straps and a rigid back, which is very important for first graders. For a reasonable price, you get a comfortable and roomy backpack that will serve your son for a couple of years.

Rosman “Masha and the Bear” – a convenient satchel for a girl

Rosman Masha and the Bear

4.8

★★★★★

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88%

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Bright, cheerful, with your favorite characters on a pink, red or purple field – such a satchel will appeal to every girl.

Made of durable polyester, it has a lightweight rigid frame and weighs only 810 g. There are 2 side pockets and one large pocket for a pencil case and small items.

Despite its compact size, an A4 folder can be easily accommodated in the backpack. The main compartment holds everything you need and closes with a two-way zip.

The hard back with a layer of soft foam evenly distributes the load, and the wide anatomical straps do not chafe or put pressure on the shoulders.

Advantages:

  • Waterproof material;
  • Stiff back and anatomical shoulder straps;
  • Even the side pockets are zipped;
  • The presence of reflective elements;
  • Compact dimensions 31×29 cm;
  • A carabiner for a bunch of keys is fixed inside.

Disadvantages:

  • Unprotected fabric bottom.

Despite the girly colors, the material of Rosman backpacks is non-marking and easy to clean.

The best wireframes for younger students

The rigid back, of course, does not have orthopedic properties, but it does not allow books to press on the child’s back.

Lego Maxi Friends – complete satchel for girls

Lego Maxi Friends

4.9

★★★★★

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89%

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This backpack has a rigid back with transverse ribs for better distribution of pressure to the spine and ventilation. Wide S-shaped shoulder straps with soft padding do not chafe the shoulders and are additionally secured with a chest strap.

For safe movement at night, the backpack has reflectors. Lego Friends weighs 0.85 kg. Most importantly, it is fully equipped with all the necessary accessories: a change bag, a water bottle and a lunch box.

Advantages:

  • Roomy (25 l);
  • Adjustable chest straps;
  • Reinforced plastic bottom;
  • The main pocket for a lunch box is thermally insulated from the inside.

Disadvantages:

  • Sits well only on tall girls.

An excellent backpack in bright colors for future first graders, already equipped with everything a child needs. Parents don’t have to find a sizeable lunch box and a color-coded handbag – Lego has taken care of everything.

Hummingbird S4 – a colorful collection of foldable backpacks

Hummingbird S4

4.8

★★★★★

editorial estimate

88%

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A whole family of rigid-frame satchels for boys and girls with bright patterns on the front pocket and matching zippers. The general section has a partition for accessories, on the outer panel there are three pockets for small items and office supplies.

All models come with a volume of 12 liters, weigh 0.9 kg and are fully unfoldable – just open the long zipper around the perimeter of the backpack. In this form, it will be easier to clean not only from the outside, but also from the inside.

Advantages:

  • Rigid back and bottom;
  • Easy adjustment of the shoulder straps;
  • Fully folding design;
  • Transparent pockets for personal data and timetable;
  • The back has grooves for air circulation;
  • The set includes a bag for shoes.

Disadvantages:

  • No water bottle pocket.

S4 is a very unusual model that even mothers will like – it will be so easy to take care of this backpack.

Brauberg “Rose” – cute barrel backpack

Brauberg Rose

4.7

★★★★★

editorial estimate

87%

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For the manufacture of this model, EVA material was used – high quality and durable. Despite the somewhat unusual shape of the barrel, the satchel is thought out to the smallest detail: it has a voluminous inner compartment for 14 liters and three additional pockets on the outer part.

The rigid back keeps its shape well. The ventilation system and soft filling provide the first grader with a high level of comfort. The bottom of the backpack is reinforced with a dense waterproof material, while the weight of the product does not exceed 900 g.

Advantages:

  • Low cost;
  • Nice design;
  • Tight back and rubberized bottom;
  • High-quality fittings and fabric;
  • Convenient all-round valve lock.

Disadvantages:

  • No mesh pockets for drinking.

Affordable price and stylish design of “Roses” will please both parents and children. The unusual shape of the backpack should not scare you: the height of the backpack is 38 cm, so that all folders and albums will fit here.

The best orthopedic bags for first graders

In backpacks with an anatomical back, thick soft rollers run along the spine, relieving stress on the spine. And the best models also boast a belt clip – just like in real travel backpacks.

Topgal Bebe 18046 B – cool backpack with flasher

Topgal Bebe 18046 B

4.9

★★★★★

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89%

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A super-duper backpack with a space design will definitely please the boy, and his classmates will just be envious. The model is literally covered with reflectors, and a flasher button flaunts in its very center.

The satchel itself can withstand a load of up to 7 kg and holds a lot of things. The main zipper opens from bottom to bottom, but internal restraints prevent the contents from spilling out onto the floor.

The only compartment of the backpack has three short dividers, as well as a zippered pocket, organizers for pencils and plastic cards.

Advantages:

  • Orthopedic back with aluminum frame;
  • Chest mount;
  • Lots of pockets inside and out;
  • Water-repellent upper fabric;
  • Stands well on its large plastic legs.

Disadvantages:

  • A4 format fits back to back.

At a competition in the Czech Republic, this knapsack has already been recognized as the best for primary school students. Your son will also like it, and most importantly, it will not harm his health.

Grizzly RA-771-4 Little Girls – convertible backpack

Grizzly RA 771 4 Little Girls

4.8

★★★★★

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88%

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A small, elegant backpack for a first grader is equipped with an orthopedic back with an air circulation system and straps of a specific shape. They start from the neck and therefore put less pressure on the shoulders. An additional strap is sewn here at the waist level, which transfers part of the load to the lower back.

The main compartment is divided by internal partitions; an organizer for the office is located in the front pocket. There are two more side compartments for small items. The zipper runs along the entire perimeter of the backpack, which means it can be completely expanded and washed from the inside.

Advantages:

  • Maximum unloading of the spine;
  • Rigid construction keeps its shape well;
  • Made entirely from water-repellent nylon;
  • There is a plastic window under the cover for the schedule;
  • The presence of reflective elements;
  • A funny keychain included.

Disadvantages:

  • Small volume – less than 12 liters;
  • The weight is slightly out of the norm (1.12 kg).

Nice colors and comfortable design of the backpack will suit both children and parents. Despite the slight excess in weight, this will not cause problems, since all the loads in the Grizzly RA are very competently distributed.

# 1 School Sparkle – shiny satchels for little fashionistas

1 School Sparkle

4.7

★★★★★

editorial estimate

87%

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The compact, streamlined shape and orthopedic breathable back of the Sparkle models will make it easier for a first grader to travel to and from school. Moreover, the internal volume of these backpacks is not large – only 11 liters, the rigid orthopedic back evenly distributes the weight, and the wide shoulder straps are easily adjusted according to the child’s height.

On the sides of the neat backpack there are mesh pockets for drinks, and there are two compartments inside. But most of all, the girls will like the design of this line, since all the backpacks in it are strewn with double-sided sequins in different colors: gold, mint, blue, turquoise and pink in several shades.

Advantages:

  • Cool design;
  • Wide comfortable shoulder straps;
  • Reflective front and sides;
  • Rigid frame;
  • Compact size and neat shape.

Disadvantages:

The Sparkle model, despite its diminutiveness, turned out to be quite roomy. And she is madly in love with little owners: bright sequins turn over with one movement of the hand and change their color.

The best satchels for first graders with filling

The category “I want everything at once” includes schoolbags, already equipped with bags and pencil cases. Additional accessories are made in the same style as the backpack and save time for parents who collect their child in first grade. True, such kits are more expensive than ordinary backpacks.

Hama Baggymax – 3 piece set

Hama baggymax

4.9

★★★★★

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89%

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Cute lightweight backpacks with the familiar latch on the flap have an anatomical back and wide straps of the correct S-shape. With a volume of 18 liters, such models weigh only 900 grams.

Inside each backpack there is one common compartment for books and notebooks, plus additional pockets for a pencil case and small items (the latter is zipped). The top of the satchel is unusually tightened with a lace and only then closed with a flap.

A pencil case and a bag for changing shoes are already included. The whole set costs about 8,000 rubles.

Advantages:

  • Huge selection of colors for boys and girls;
  • Additional pad in the lumbar region;
  • Comfortable wide shoulder straps;
  • Hard plastic bottom with legs;
  • Two side pockets with Velcro;
  • There is a schedule insert under the cover.

Disadvantages:

  • First graders will have to show how to handle the castle.

High-quality and stylish German backpacks, and even with accessories in color, are really comfortable if the child gets comfortable with the fasteners. The only pity is that there are more girly colors in the line than “boyish” ones.

De Lune 7-147 – frame backpack for a boy

The Moon 7 147

4.8

★★★★★

editorial estimate

88%

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This stylish backpack features a discreet design and amazing functionality. There are already two independent compartments, and one of them can be fully expanded, held only by the limiters on the buttons. But it also has internal dividers, a pocket for small items, and an organizer for pencils.

The specific shape of the back does not allow the satchel to move to the sides when walking, and the straps are pulled together under the chest with a strap. Another one is located at the waist level and is sewn to the soft relief pads.

The set comes with a fairly spacious shoe bag, as well as a pencil case and a stylish digital clock.

Advantages:

  • Perfect fit with full load distribution;
  • All fasteners are large with a rubberized base – YKK production;
  • Large reflective elements;
  • Competently organized interior space;
  • Change bag with mesh insert for better ventilation.

Disadvantages:

  • Outside there is no pocket for small items.

In general, De Lune has a lot of cool backpacks of a similar type. For girls only, cute key rings and hair bands are included.

DerDieDas 000402-001 – set 1 + 4

DerDieDas 000402 001

4.7

★★★★★

editorial estimate

87%

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The convertible backpack with an orthopedic back has comfortable shoulder straps, a chest strap and a removable hip belt, which ensure the perfect fit of the backpack. This is not surprising, because the model was developed with the participation of orthopedic doctors.

The satchel turned out to be capacious (18 l), and thanks to the plastic bottom, it is stable. At the same time, it weighs only 800 grams. As for the configuration, it is very rich here: the set includes a sports bag, a wallet with a long drawstring, a pencil case and a case for writing utensils.

Advantages:

  • Comfortable orthopedic back with soft inserts;
  • Reliable fixation of belts;
  • The presence of reflectors;
  • Durable and practical materials that are easy to clean;
  • Rich equipment.

Disadvantages:

  • The cost of the set is 14 thousand rubles.

Despite the rather high price – even for a set – the DerDieDas satchel itself is simply ideal for elementary school students. It is only necessary to teach the future student to handle the latch, and for the next 3 years, parents will be able to forget about buying another backpack.

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