School Bags & Backpacks

Ensure your little (or not-so-little) one will look their best on the way to school and give them plenty of room to store everything they need for their day. Books - check! Pencil case - check! Lunch - check! Select from a huge range of school backpacks and handbags for school right here at OnBuy! Read more about School Bags & Backpacks >

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About School Bags & Backpacks

The bag in which you carry your supplies is arguably the most important part of school supply shopping. Without a bag, you can’t take any of your school supplies with you so while you’re at it, why not make your bag as cute, stylish and unique as you? 

How to choose the perfect school bag

Whether you want to display your personality with a brightly coloured school backpack, are after a sleek and stylish school handbag, or just want one with your favourite superhero or fluffy animal on the front, a school bag isn’t just about looks. It needs to be comfortable, big enough and above all, perfect - after all, you’ll be carrying it around all day!

Size Matters - how else will you carry around all of your textbooks, exercise books, coursework, pens, and lunch box? Making sure your bag is the right size is really important to not only make your life at school a breeze by keeping everything organised, but also to make sure you’re not carrying too much at once and causing back or arm pain - not fun! 

The best way to figure out if the size of your backpack is right, is to measure the length of your back and compare it to the size of the bag you are looking at. The perfect bag will sit between the nape of your neck and the small of your back and will help you to carry the correct weight as well as prevent back pain when worn correctly. 

When it comes to choosing a school handbag, make sure the measurements can fit up to an A4 (the most common size of paper or textbook) to enable you to carry everything you need. A handbag with long handles that can loop over your shoulder is ideal so you’re not left with sore arms and elbows and so you can comfortably carry anything additional you might have. Additional space for a lunch box or bag and all of your stationary is also something to keep in mind when choosing a handbag for school. 

Finally, comfort is of course very important for your school bag. If you get the bus or drive to school this may be less of a concern to take into account but if you walk or cycle in, you may need to consider additional comfort when picking your backpack for school. Keep an eye out for padded straps to stop your shoulder from becoming sore, or if you tend to suffer with back pain, look out for bags with padded back supports. 

So whether you’re looking for a new school backpack or a handbag for school, make sure it’s perfect for you! 

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