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Best Three-Ring Binder

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Among the essentials students may need for the classroom, a good three-ring binder is key. Three-ring binders are fantastic tools that help students keep papers tidy as they carry them from home to school and back again. They allow students to organize everything from math notes to vocabulary terms and spelling words. We’ve taken a look at a range of 2-inch options, making our list based on factors such as durability, whether the binders are customizable and the overall capacity of the binder.

The Avery Durable View Binder has a strong spine that holds up well even with heavy use and comes with split-resistant edges for additional durability. Slanted rings offer more room for your papers — up to 30 percent more capacity than other similarly-sized products. The way the rings are mounted on the rear panel rather than on the spine allows the binder to lay flat. Two interior clear pockets offer additional storage space.

Cardinal 2-Inch 3-Ring Binders have back-mounted rings, which leaves the spine clean and uncluttered. A poly overlay on the front, back and spine of the binder is made from a non-glare material, making it easy to customize and preventing the transfer of ink onto the overlay.

AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binders are an eco-friendly choice, being made from 75% post-consumer waste in addition to being 100% recyclable. This is a nice, basic option that can withstand light, everyday use. The two interior pockets can both hold plenty of loose sheets. The round spine-mounted rings make turning pages a smooth process.

SEEKIND 2-Inch Round-Ring Presentation View Binders are a high-quality, sturdy set that offers one binder each in red, purple, gray and blue. The thick, durable material of the binder covers does not easily warp or deform over time. The binders have spine-mounted rings and interior pockets that offer extra document storage.

The Samsill Earth’s Choice 3-Ring Binder is a durable choice, capable of standing up to frequent daily use. Its round rings are mounted on the back of the binder, which helps it to lay flat and also reduces wear on the binders’ pages. The binder comes with clear inside pockets, providing additional storage space for loose papers. You’ll buy two at a time in one of five attractive colors, such as turquoise, coral orange and berry pink.

Expert Commentary

“A three-ring binder is a good resource to help students stay organized with multiple classes. They are also helpful for teachers to keep resources or student data organized.”

Our Expert Consultant

Kelsey Daubenmier

Kelsey Daubenmier is a licensed primary school teacher with over 10 years of experience in primary education. Kelsey thoughtfully balances the demands of raising four children with the never-ending stack of papers to grade and lesson plans to prepare. In the last decade, Kelsey has gained experiences educating children as young as 5 and as old as 11. She is passionate about bringing the best possible baby and children’s products to you and your loved ones.