The Best Vans Bags for Back to School

Back to school season means it’s time to grab the perfect bag to make sure you’re organised and prepared for success. This guide will take a closer look at all the key features to consider when choosing a backpack, along with some trusted recommendations from the Vans range.

Best School Bag

To choose the best school bag, think about the size of the bag, the layout and the carrying method. Start by thinking about exactly what you’ll need to carry – laying everything out in front of you is a great place to start. Use our checklist to make sure you’ve considered every option:

  • Capacity – Make sure your school bag fits everything you need. Most school backpacks will be under 30-litres, typically known as day-packs.
  • Compartments – A laptop or tablet will need a padded compartment for protection. Dividers within the bag help with organisation but also take up some space.
  • Design – The most common bags for school are backpacks, shoulder bags and crossbody bags. You carry a backpack using two shoulder straps, while crossbody bags have a single strap that fits over one shoulder and crosses the body. Shoulder or tote bags hang on one shoulder and sit alongside the body.
  • Fit – Heavier bags and longer days increase the need for comfortable straps and padding. Backpacks and crossbody bags should fit close to the body to prevent uncomfortable movement of the bag when you walk.
  • Features – Think about additional features such as external pockets for water bottles or other quick-access essentials.
  • Style – Choose a colour and style you are comfortable with and will be happy to take to school every day.
  • Durability - A good school bag should withstand the wear and tear of daily use, including exposure to rain, sun, and regular handling.

Choosing a School Bag

When choosing a school bag, it's important to think about durability, capacity and style. A classic backpack with two shoulder straps is a popular option, with a range of colours and designs available to add a personal touch. Think about what will be carried in the bag to determine what size you will need. 

Bags carried on a single shoulder are easier to access but are not recommended for heavier loads as they can cause back and neck pain. If you have a lot of books or equipment to carry, the two shoulder straps of a backpack can distribute the load more evenly.

Durability is an important consideration, as the bag is going to be used on a daily basis. To choose a colour and style, look for something versatile that will work with a variety of different outfits.

Vans School Bags

Vans School Bags are a popular choice due to the combination of functionality, durability and timeless style. Growing from skate culture, the commitment to hard-wearing construction is in our DNA, and the Vans style has become instantly recognisable around the world. 

With a wide variety of colours and patterns, there's a bag to reflect every student's personal style and taste. Multiple pockets and compartments help keep you organised throughout the day, especially if you have a lot of books, binders, and other school supplies.

All Vans bags are made with premium materials that are durable and long-lasting. They can withstand the wear and tear of daily use, including weather exposure and frequent handling in busy environments. 

Vans offers a variety of styles of school bags that cater to different needs and preferences:

  • Backpacks: Vans school backpacks are a popular choice for students of all ages, including features such as padded straps, multiple compartments and water bottle pockets in a wide range of colours and styles.
  • Crossbody bags: Vans crossbody bags are a great option for students who prefer smaller bags. They are designed to be worn across the body with quick and easy access.
  • Tote bags: Vans tote bags are a versatile option for students who carry a range of different items on different days. The classic design is combined with the signature Vans style.
  • Duffle bags: These larger bags work well for carrying sports kit or other bulky items. Look out for the adjustable Vans skateboard straps.

Back to School

Choosing the right school bag is an important decision for students heading back to school. Make a smooth transition into the new school year by choosing a durable, functional bag that looks and feels great. Along with the extensive range of Vans bags, we’ve also got you covered for your other back to school essentials, including clothing, shoes and accessories. Check out our entire Vans back to school range and find what you need.