According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, approximately 3,400 children were treated in emergency rooms last year for injuries related to backpacks. Many orthopedic surgeons will tell parents to limit backpack weight to 20% of their body weight to prevent injuries. Many parents are considering the new rolling backpacks.
But with so many options on the market, it can be tough to sort through all the choices to find the one that is right for your child. Here are the top five rolling backpacks that my panel of fathers recommend for parents to consider as they choose a rolling backpack for their children's back to school needs.
This rolling backpack from Olympia features full lining, in-line skate wheels, adjustable center strap, self-repairing excel zippers, three section retractable handle system, comfortable padded back with padded wheel covers, and front mesh pocket with bungee cord. Our top rated children's rolling backpack for school, this one is sure to please your student and help them save their backs from the strain of books and school supplies.
This rolling book bag from LL Bean features a strong frame with sturdy wheels for a smooth ride, a retractable handle and tuck-away straps that let you carry lighter loads with ease. It is made from rugged pack fabric with a ballistic nylon bottom. There are two main compartments and two mesh water bottle pockets. Front pockets with an organizer panel keep supplies accessible. This is among LLBean's best rolling backpacks, and will last for many years of heavy student use.