Best Backpacks and Lunch Boxes as Seen on Good Day Chicago

Back to School

School starts here in Chicago in only four short weeks! That’s right, the summer is more than half over already! Since the kiddos are going to be heading back to school soon, it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. I had the pleasure of going on FOX Good Day Chicago this morning to share some of the best backpacks and lunchbags for 2013. Here are the bags that were featured on the show, and if you click on the orange links, it will take you to the website to purchase them.



Lands’ End Featherlight Messenger Bag ($39)

Perfect for older grade schoolers through high school who are over 4 feet tall, the Lands’ End FeatherLight Messenger is a great alternate for those kids who don’t want a traditional backpack. Made of super-strong ripstop nylon to shave unnecessary ounces but with multiple pockets and a side mesh water bottle pockets, it’s not light on carrying capacity.


Lands’ End Featherlight Backpack ($44)

Lands’ End FeatherLight Medium Backpack is designed & tested to carry everything your kid needs for class, while lightening their school load. This backpack features a two chambers (one padded for a laptop), adjustable sternum strap, padded shoulder strap, no-tip design, water-repellent finish, and ergonomic design for comfort.



Madpax Spikestus Later Gator Fullpack Bag ($60)

Have a child that likes to stand out in a crowd? The Madpax Spikestus Later Gator helps your kid store their books or guard their gear with a style that says he is one-of-a-kind.


Madpax Bubble Fullpack Bag ($60)

The Bubble Fullpack Bag is a fun, new design for the Madpax family of unique backpacks for 2013.

Rolling Backpack

Pottery Barn Kids Rolling Backpack ($69.50)

Great for kids who walk to school or have to lug a heavy load, the PBK Rolling Backpack is a backpack on the move yet can be slung on your child’s back. Just make sure to check that your child’s school does not prohibit rolling backpacks.



Pottery Barn Kids Mini

Pottery Barn Preschool Backpack ($29.50)

This minature version of the PBK Backpack was designed to hold a snack, a change of clothes, and a favorite toy. If you plan to have your child use this for a preschool, just make sure that they don’t require the backpack to hold a full-size folder. This one does not.


SuperMe Super Hero Cape Backpack ($39)

Keep school fun with this SuperMe Super Hero Cape Backpack that features a cute mask and attached cape to turn your little one into a super hero.

Skip Hop Shark

Skip Hop Zoo Backpack ($19)




Frecklebox Classic Tin Lunchbox ($29)

Skip HOp Lunchie

Skip Hop Zoo Lunchie ($14)

Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids Dual Compartment Lunch Bag ($29.50)

Pottery Barn Lunch Bag

Pottery Barn Kids Mackenzie Lunch Bags ($19.50)