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4 Tips To Buying A Quality Backpack

Posted by Christine McFaul on

4 Tips To Buy A Quality Backpack

Whether you’re heading back to school, making the most of a weekend trip to Grammy's or planning your next trip – a backpack is a practical tool for carrying all of your stuff.

Backpack Buying Tip #1 – Comfort 

Comfort is by far the most important factor in choosing a backpack. If it hurts your back, you’re at best not going to use it often.  At worst – you could injure yourself.

The build of a backpack contributes to user comfort, especially the shape of the backside, shoulder straps and padding.

Blended Designs Straps

Backpack Buying Tip #2 – Durability

Quality backpacks are crafted using durable materials.

Heavy-duty backpacks are generally made of ultra-strong 600-Dernier Polyester. Nylon and polyester are the most popular pack materials. Blended Designs backpacks are waterproof, unlike canvas bags. We don't recommend submerging the bag - but our polyester will protect from a rainy walk home from the buss stop. 

Look for straps that are connected to the bottom of the backpack using a re-enforced triangular stitching.   

The most common reasons kids throw their old backpacks aside is tears on the shoulder straps, broken zippers and stitching that has come undone. Our bags are made to weather the school year and are known to last for multiple school years.

Our backpacks are machine washable.

The artwork on the bag is part of the fabric and will not wash off, bleed or fade. We suggest washing it in cold water with a bleach-free detergent and drying it on low.

Waterproof backpack

Backpack Buying Tip #3 – Laptop Protection  

Your backpack needs to be somewhat waterproof and requires padding to protect electronic or delicate equipment.

  • Water resistant material : A bag made from semi-waterproof materials is going to protect the contents in an emergency situation. Bags made from polyester are better options for outdoor adventures and backpacking trips.
  • Padding: A padded compartment for laptops and tablets is featured in all of our backpacks (excluding toddler). We ensure that they are securely fastened to avoid your electronic equipment from jostling around in your bag.

Blended Designs Backpack

Backpack Buying Tip #4 – Organization

The more compartments and pockets in a backpack – the better the distribution and accessibility of your items.

  • Multiple Compartments: Multiple compartments allow for the contents of the bag to be organized in smaller sections for easier access.
  • Side pockets: Side pockets on each side of the bag lie flat when empty but stretch to hold a water bottle and other loose items.  
  • Front pocket: Sometimes added to the exterior of a shovel pocket, these can hold smaller, less bulky items.

Our standard 17" backpacks can fit two 3" binders with room to spare. To shop our Blended Designs backpacks click here

Blended Designs Backpack Quality

"Still Love this backpack and looking at purchasing more. Let me say this is the BEST backpack I have ever purchased for Marseea. This is the only back pack that has lasted with no rips, thinning out at the bottom or something broken on it by the end of the school year 2017 - 2018 and she is in 3rd grade now.

That’s a lot of backpacks. Of coarse loved the design because it resembled her, now can officially say love the sturdiness of it. Very good quality. If you like this I would definitely purchase one at Blended Designs. They have done a great job with their backpacks and their cute 😉." - Vanessa s.


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