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How to choose the right kids backpack for Back to School

by LouiseGleeson from 07-23-2014


 My kids love going back to school (I can’t say I mind it all that much either) and they look forward to the preparation and shopping that happens as we check off our list of must-have supplies.  In our house, backpacks are a really big deal. They are a big kid status symbol, and an opportunity for each of my kids to have a say in how they show some of their personalities—whether it’s the colour, design or size that they choose.  Here are some important tips for choosing the right backpack for your child



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Pack smart with the latest designs in backpacks

by ShelaghM from 07-23-2014

samsonite backpack.JPGFinding the perfect backpack can make all the difference in traveling with confidence and in comfort. Whether it’s for every day commuting or for a vacation, you need a durable backpack.


Look for adjustable straps and an ergonomic design that creates comfortable weight distribution. Functionality is also important and you need plenty of compartments to keep you organized and your hardware protected. Don't forget cool fabrics and vivid colours.


This sampling from the Best Buy backpack collection will help you find the perfect bag to accompany you in style at work or at play.


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Swiss Gear: Taking backpacks to a whole new level

by theNotice from 07-11-2014


If you’ve been reading the Best Buy VIVA blog for a while, then I’m guessing you’ll already be familiar with Swiss Gear luggage -- but did you know that the brand makes backpacks, too? From adventure-ready cross-body backpacks like the Swiss Gear Sling Bag to the turquoise-detailed Swiss Gear 15.6" Laptop Backpack in Light Grey, the wide range of Swiss Gear backpacks available are perfect for everything from a business trip to back-to-school season. 


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Choosing the Right Backpack for Every Occasion

Whether you’re heading to school, to the office or across the globe, the right backpack is important. Best Buy carries a huge selection of backpacks for every occasion, including designs with a variety of storage options, adjustable straps, ergonomic designs, durable construction and quality materials.

Buying a backpack for school

If you need a larger bag to accommodate more books, are trying to make a statement on the first day of high school, or are heading off to college, we have what you’re looking for. When shopping for a school backpack, look for dedicated compartments for gadgets and accessories, comfortable straps and external, zippered pockets for quick-grab items. Our assortment of stylish school backpacks from brands like Jansport, Roots and Burton are sure to turn heads in the hallways, while giving you plenty of room for your laptop, gym clothes and more. When sending your kids to school, choose backpacks with adjustable straps, unique designs and loads of storage space.

Buying a backpack for travel

Your travel bag works overtime as your travel companion, suitcase, lifeline and occasionally your pillow, so make sure you choose one that is strong enough to stand up to the challenge. Look for bags with hydration reservoirs, travel document compartments, adjustable waist straps and ergonomic shoulder straps to keep you organized and comfortable as you backpack across Europe or trek the trails in Peru. Best Buy carries a variety of quality travel backpacks, hiking backpacks and rucksack bags from premium brands like Swiss Gear and High Sierra.

Buying a backpack for work

From messenger bags to work backpacks to laptop bags, your work bag needs to be the perfect blend of style and function. Look for features such as padded laptop compartments, dedicated tablet sleeves, card slots, and a variety of internal and exterior compartments to keep your supplies and gadgets organized. Our assortment of stylish bags, from brands like Kenneth Cole, includes quality, durable materials such as genuine leather, nylon and polyester, and convenient features like inline wheels and padded handles.

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