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Pack It Up: Empowering Backpacks for Mighty Girls

Our top 60 picks of backpacks for children and teens that reflect Mighty Girls' diverse interests in a wide range of colors and designs.

Whether you're looking for a new backpack for school, need something to tote stuff for sleepovers, or want a heavy-duty, high-capacity daypack for hikes and traveling, it's important that the bag you pick can take everything your Mighty Girl has to throw at it! At the same time, backpacks are a fun way to reflect a child's interests and a tween's or teen's personality. The best backpacks are the ones that both go the distance and capture the wide array of interests of the Mighty Girls in our lives!

With that in mind, we've put together a selection of our favorite backpacks for kids, from toddlers to teens. In the first half of this blog post, we've showcased a variety of backpacks in fun, colorful patterns that cover a wide variety of themes ranging from animals to science, and then in the second half, we've shared some of our favorite backpacks featuring Mighty Girl characters, including site favorites such as Captain MarvelWonder Woman, Moana, Star WarsThe IncrediblesInside Out, and Doc McStuffins. We're confident there's one every Mighty Girl will love!

And, to help your kids feel prepared for school -- whether they are just starting out or are heading back to middle or high school -- you can also find many encouraging books, as well as girl-empowering school supplies, in our Girl Empowerment Back to School Guide.

Empowering Backpacks for Mighty Girls

Finding Dory Toddler Backpack

Finding Dory Toddler Backpack

Manufacturer: Disney Store
Recommended Age: 1 - 5

Everyone's favorite forgetful fish makes an appearance on this backpack that's just the right size for toddlers and preschoolers! This 12 by 10 inch backpack is colorful and provides plenty of organization with a double-zippered main pocket, two front zippered pockets, a side Velcro-closure pocket, and a side mesh pocket. It's perfect for all her amazing adventures.

Buy:
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Amazon.ca
(Unavailable)
Amazon.co.uk
£51.93 (GBP)
Amazon.com.au
A$144.00 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$24.98 (USD)

Toddler Dino Backpack

Toddler Dino Backpack

Manufacturer: yisibo
Recommended Age: 2 - 4

Little dinosaur fans will love this backpack that makes them feel like a real dinosaur! This 12 by 9 inch backpack features dimensional spikes, claws, and other accents. The lightweight neoprene makes it easy to clean, while the adjustable straps make it comfortable to carry. Three different designs make this a fun option for would-be paleontologists.

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(Unavailable)
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£15.99 (GBP)
Amazon.com.au
A$69.87 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$21.99 (USD)

Skip Hop Unicorn Backpack

Skip Hop Unicorn Backpack

Manufacturer: Skip Hop
Recommended Age: 2 - 5

"Fun meets function" with these cheerful backpacks from Skip Hop! This 10 by 12 inch unicorn backpack features dimensional accents, bright colors, and helpful organizational tools like an insulated snack pouch and a mesh bottle pocket. These backpacks are BPA, phthalate, and PVC-free.

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C$28.72 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
(Unavailable)
Amazon.com.au
A$34.33 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$21.99 (USD)

Skip Hop Animal Backpacks

Skip Hop Animal Backpacks

Manufacturer: Skip Hop
Recommended Age: 2 - 5

Get ready for back to school with flair with these animal backpacks from Skip Hop, the perfect choice for little kids! This 12.5 by 9.5 inch backpack is just right for toddlers and preschoolers, and includes an insulated front pouch to keep snacks and lunches cool. Kids will love the bright colors and dimensional accents, too! A variety of different animal designs let her show off her personality with this pack.

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C$30.00 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
£49.82 (GBP)
Amazon.com.au
A$34.33 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$21.99 (USD)

Skip Hop Bee Backpack

Skip Hop Bee Backpack

Manufacturer: Skip Hop
Recommended Age: 2 - 5

This busy little bee is ready to join your Mighty Girl on her back to school adventures! This backpack from Skip Hop is sized just right for younger kids; at 12 by 11 inches, it provides enough space for the basics but is still easy for her to carry. An insulated front pocket gives her a spot to keep snacks or lunch cool.

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Amazon.ca
C$97.84 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
(Unavailable)
Amazon.com.au
A$31.99 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$159.85 (USD)

Preschooler Space Backpack

Preschooler Space Backpack

Manufacturer: yisibo
Recommended Age: 2 - 5

She'll love imagining herself blasting off into outer space with this backpack from JiePai! These compact 11 by 11 inch backpacks are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers — they even come with a safety tether if your child is prone to run. Dimensional accents and an insert that goes into a transparent pocket make it look like a real rocket!

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C$44.99 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
£33.73 (GBP)
Amazon.com.au
A$52.47 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$21.99 (USD)

Yodo Zoo Rolling Backpack

Yodo Zoo Rolling Backpack

Manufacturer: Yodo
Recommended Age: 3 - 5

She can roll her way to school with these character backpacks from Yodo! These 15 by 12 inch backpacks — which are big enough inside to hold a folder — can be used as a backpack, a handbag, or a rolling bag, depending what works best for your child. Dimensional accents make the characters come to life, while plenty of pockets and organizational features make it easy for her to keep everything where she needs it.

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$33.88 (USD)

Wildkin Pack 'n' Snack Backpack

Wildkin Pack 'n' Snack Backpack

Manufacturer: Wildkin
Recommended Age: 3 - 5

She'll be able to carry everything she needs in one compact pack with this backpack from Wildkin, which includes an insulated, food-safe pocket for snacks. This compact 10 by 12 inch back includes a mesh pocket for a water bottle and reflective tape for night-time safety. Best of all are the fun designs, featuring everything from mermaids to dinosaurs.

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C$81.41 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
£24.98 (GBP)
Amazon.com.au
A$110.95 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$32.99 (USD)

Stephen Joseph Sidekick Backpack

Stephen Joseph Sidekick Backpack

Manufacturer: Stephen Joseph
Recommended Age: 3 - 5

Head off to school with a friendly butterfly or ladybug on your back! These cute and colorful backpacks feature lots of pockets for storage and dimensional accents just for fun. At 13 by 10 inches, they're just enough bigger for the extra things a school-aged child needs, without being overwhelming on a small frame. One dollar from each backpack sold will be donated to a children's scholarship program.

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C$26.04 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
(Unavailable)
Amazon.com.au
A$37.95 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$23.99 (USD)

Lone Cone Preschool Backpack

Lone Cone Preschool Backpack

Manufacturer: LONE CONE
Recommended Age: 3 - 6

She can carry everything she needs with this high quality backpack from Lone Cone that comes in a variety of unique prints! These 15 by 11 inch backpacks are large enough to carry a notebook or folder in the main pocket; an inner sleeve protects small tablets. Large zippers make it easy for kids to open and close, and the zippered outer pocket provides an easy spot for things she'll need on the go. Plus, parents will love that these backpacks are made from 100% non-toxic materials. If you also need a lunchbag, check out the Lone Cone Insulated Lunch Tote.

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$27.99 (USD)

SuperME Caped Backpack

SuperME Caped Backpack

Manufacturer: SuperME
Recommended Age: 3 - 6

Who wouldn't love a backpack that turns them into a superhero? SuperME backpacks are bright and stylish, but they also hide a secret: a cape in a hidden pocket! Add the included coordinating mask and your little hero is ready for action. The backpack comes with a Velcro SuperME hero patch, but additional patches are available for sale to customize your bag. It's 11 by 13 inches, lightweight, and water resistant -- perfect for first adventures in the great wide world.

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(Unavailable)
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(Unavailable)
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Amazon.com
$29.90 (USD)

Unicorn Print Backpack

Unicorn Print Backpack

Manufacturer: Vaschy
Recommended Age: 6 and up

Unicorn fans will love this durable, comfortable backpack from Vaschy featuring an all-over unicorn print! This 16.5 by 12 inch backpack offers a laptop sleeve that fit a tablet or a laptop up to 15 inches. Five interior pockets help you organize small items, while the ergonomic padded shoulder straps make it comfortable to carry. There's even a side water bottle pocket to keep you hydrated on the go!

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(Unavailable)
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(Unavailable)
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$29.99 (USD)

Unicorn Backpack

Unicorn Backpack

Manufacturer: Abshoo
Recommended Age: 6 and up

A herd of friendly unicorns can join you on your busy year thanks to this backpack from Abshoo! This 16 by 10 inch backpack is available in a variety of different colorful unicorn prints. The large main compartment includes multiple organizer slots and a tech compartment that fits up to a 14 inch laptop. Side and front pockets provide additional storage space, while cushioned straps make it comfortable to wear. It's even water resistant in case you get caught in a rain shower!

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(Unavailable)
Amazon.co.uk
£24.99 (GBP)
Amazon.com.au
(Unavailable)
Amazon.com
$26.99 (USD)

Pusheen Backpack

Pusheen Backpack

Manufacturer: Pusheen
Recommended Age: 8 and up

Let Pusheen's friendly face keep you company during a busy school year! This 100% polyester, 17 by 12 inch backpack features dimensional features, including Pusheen's ears and whiskers. Adjustable shoulder straps keep it comfortable, while a large main zippered compartment and two front zippered pockets help kids keep things organized. Kids will love the friendly face, while parents will love how durable this backpack is, perfect for toting everything she needs.

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C$91.56 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
(Unavailable)
Amazon.com.au
A$72.41 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$39.94 (USD)

Galaxy Backpack

Galaxy Backpack

Manufacturer: hotstyle
Recommended Age: 9 and up

It's not just little kids who want to show off a love of outer space — and this space-themed backpack from hotstyle is the perfect option for tweens and teens! Vivid galaxy designs on this 16 by 12 inch backpack are available in four different colors. The large main compartment includes a padded 14 inch laptop sleeve and a back-wall zippered pocket for secure storage of small items. On the outside, there's a front zippered compartment, a zip pocket on the back for quick access to bus passes, IDs, etc., and two side pockets for water bottles, umbrellas, and more.

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(Unavailable)
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(Unavailable)
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A$165.84 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$27.99 (USD)

Wonder Woman Backpack

Wonder Woman Backpack

Manufacturer: Bioworld
Recommended Age: 9 and up

This Wonder Woman backpack shows off the iconography of the character as she appears in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice — and, of course, her own film! Made from super durable polyurethane, this 18 by 19 inch backpack even includes a lasso detail on the zipper pulls. It's perfect for any dedicated comics fan, young or old.

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C$65.82 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
(Unavailable)
Amazon.com.au
A$146.62 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$44.95 (USD)

Chemistry Print Daypack

Chemistry Print Daypack

Manufacturer: InterestPrint
Recommended Age: 9 and up

With a variety of fun and inspiring prints, this casual daypack is the perfect choice for busy days on the go! This 17.75 by 12 inch daypack is made of high-grade 1200D waterproof nylon, and has two main zippered pockets and one front zippered pocket. A padded back and adjustable shoulder straps make it comfortable to wear, while the choice of prints, featuring a wide range of interests from chemistry to music to anatomy and more, is sure to make it a favorite.

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(Unavailable)
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(Unavailable)
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$35.99 (USD)

TARDIS Backpack

TARDIS Backpack

Manufacturer: BioWorld
Recommended Age: 9 and up

Is it bigger on the inside? This TARDIS backpack is sure to be a hit with Doctor Who fans! This 100% polyester backpack is 16 by 13 inches and includes a front zippered pocket to keep you organized. Vibrant colors and great details make this backpack accurate enough to please any fan. Allons-y!

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(Unavailable)
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(Unavailable)
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$47.99 (USD)

Dolphin Backpack

Dolphin Backpack

Manufacturer: Animal Face
Recommended Age: 9 and up

Lovers of ocean life will adore this backpack from Animal Face with a photorealistic dolphin print! The graphic is printed on felt fabric, giving it a sense of depth that adds to the realism of the image. At the same time, this 17 by 12 inch backpack doesn't sacrifice carrying space, providing both a large main pocket and an exterior pocket that's perfect for pens, pencils, calculators, and other supplies.

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(Unavailable)
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(Unavailable)
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(Unavailable)
Amazon.com
$23.49 (USD)

Print Travel Daypack

Print Travel Daypack

Manufacturer: Wamika
Recommended Age: 9 and up

With sleepy sloths, intriguing equations, music notation, and more, there are plenty of unique prints to choose from for this daypack. At 17.5 by 12 inches, it's the perfect size for a long day or an overnight trip, and the 1200 denier waterproof nylon ensures all of your stuff stays clean and dry. Two large, lined main compartments and one small front pocket provide plenty of organization, but the real appeal will be the fun designs!

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(Unavailable)
Amazon.co.uk
£67.63 (GBP)
Amazon.com.au
A$82.45 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$33.99 (USD)

TARDIS Knapsack

TARDIS Knapsack

Manufacturer: BioWorld
Recommended Age: 9 and up

Doctor Who fans will love this sturdy and detailed canvas TARDIS knapsack from Bioworld! This 15 by 13 inch knapsack includes a drawstring closure and two front pockets — sorry, sonic screwdriver not included. It's tough enough to handle plenty of adventures in school, travel, and more.

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(Unavailable)
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(Unavailable)
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(Unavailable)
Amazon.com
$44.95 (USD)

Harley Quinn Knapsack

Harley Quinn Knapsack

Manufacturer: Bioworld
Recommended Age: 9 and up

Fans of this complex DC Comics character can pay tribute with this subtle Harley Quinn knapsack design! This 15 by 12 inch knapsack has two small outer pockets and a drawstring closure on the main compartment. Plus, thanks to the sturdy fabric and construction, it's ready to last for the long haul.

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(Unavailable)
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£69.25 (GBP)
Amazon.com.au
A$80.21 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$39.99 (USD)

Captain Marvel Laptop Backpack

Captain Marvel Laptop Backpack

Manufacturer: Bioworld
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Conquer the day with this Captain Marvel backpack from Bioworld that's big enough to hold a 15" laptop! This 18.5 by 14 inch backpack is big enough to carry everything she needs for a busy school day. The large main compartment has a padded laptop sleeve to keep your tech safe, while the front zippered pocket makes it easier to organize.

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Buy:
Amazon.ca
C$118.80 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
(Unavailable)
Amazon.com.au
(Unavailable)
Amazon.com
$49.99 (USD)

Classic SuperBreak Backpack

Classic SuperBreak Backpack

Manufacturer: JanSport
Recommended Age: 13 and up

Chances are this backpack will look familiar — Jansport has been making popular gear for 30 years! The SuperBreak backpack comes in a wide variety of colors and designs and is one of their most popular products, and it's easy to see why: at 17 by 13 inches, with comfortable padded straps, it's perfect for carrying a day's worth of supplies. Best of all, Jansport offers a lifetime warranty on all their products.

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Amazon.ca
C$49.98 (CAD)
Amazon.co.uk
£84.90 (GBP)
Amazon.com.au
A$159.97 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$39.95 (USD)

Legend of Zelda Messenger Bag

Legend of Zelda Messenger Bag

Recommended Age: 13 and up

Take the Triforce with you everywhere you go with this messenger bag that plays homage to the classic video game series! This officially licensed 16 by 12 inch bag is black with silver images and trim. Two inner sections allow you to keep items in order, and one of them provides a strap to hold a laptop up to 15 inches. A small zippered compartment provides easy access to a cell phone, bus pass, and other necessities.

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(Unavailable)
Amazon.co.uk
£32.89 (GBP)
Amazon.com.au
A$83.06 (AUD)
Amazon.com
$34.99 (USD)

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