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Best Rolling Backpacks for Kids

For some kids, a rolling backpack can be better for them than a traditionally worn backpack. It works to save the strain on their back, but still allows them to tote around books, homework and anything else that they need to get through the school day. Check out our top picks for rolling backpacks.

This rolling backpack features a telescoping handle, sturdy all-terrain wheels, and padded backpack straps for those times when your child needs to carry it on their back.

In addition to a main compartment, this rolling backpack comes with a front stash and utility pocket with an organizer, a side water bottle pocket and tuck-away shoulder straps.

We like that this rolling backpack features plenty of storage including dedicated spaces for tech gear and even straps to keep items like a change of clothes in place.

This rolling backpack comes with plenty of other essential features like a water bottle pocket, tuck-away straps, a clothing compartment and a retractable handle.

This rolling backpack features a sturdy aluminum alloy rod and rubber pulley wheels for added durability. It’s also large enough to accommodate a 15-inch laptop.

Expert Commentary

When you or your children are on the move with heavier items, make sure to consider one of these rolling backpacks. They are easy to maneuver, durable and sleek and simple in design. The advantage of a rolling backpack is that you don’t need to muscle your way through the day, but ease some of the weight on your back by rolling items instead. These are great for school books, everyday items and even groceries for when you need to run errands.

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