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REI Big School Backpack - Youth

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With a kid-friendly size and style, the REI Big School backpack is the ideal choice for your elementary schooler. It provides plenty of room for books, binders, gadgets and lunch.

  • Sized to fit small frames and shoulders, the REI Big School pack also has a chest strap to ensure carrying daily school necessities is safe and comfortable
  • Fully adjustable and padded, sculpted shoulder straps feature soft edges for load-carrying comfort; padded panel protects back from bulky and pointy items
  • Inner sleeve in main compartment is an all-purpose stash spot
  • Front zip pocket features an organizer for everyday essentials with room for pens/pencils, calculator, cash and keys
  • Exterior zip pocket provides quick access to small items; mesh side pockets provide water bottle storage
  • Clip loop for LED blinker light; blinker light sold separately
  • Easy-haul carry handle


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REI Big School Backpack - Youth Specs
Best use
28.5 liter
1,739 cubic inches
4 + main compartment
17 x 12 x 8 inches
1 lb. 1 oz.
Bag style
Gear capacity (L)
Gear capacity (cu. in.)
Number of exterior pockets
Laptop compartment
Carry-on size

REI Big School Backpack - Youth

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REI Big School Backpack - Youthis rated4.5out of5by2.
Rated5out of5byfromAs describedGift for daughter and she loves it. We reviewed a couple of different ones before she picked this one. We read the reviews together and she liked this one the best. She is 7yoa and it holds everything and the clip in the middle that stops it from falling off her shoulders is great. She puts books, lunch, homework, jewelry and everything else she can put in there and it has been holding up great.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated4out of5byfromThe Best School Back PackWe bought this for our daughter after watching her struggle (without any complaints from her) with a regular backpack. Well this pack has the clasp across the chest and the extra padding on the shoulders. Also the weight for the items inside the pack distributes better. My child is average sized, and using this daily to bring school items, including a lunch bag, to and from school and home. It allows her to run without it hitting her body and it doesn't slide off her shoulders. Plus the comparments inside of the front pocket are great. I highly recommend. I wish I had thought to buy a school bag from REI sooner.
Date published: 2013-03-08

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