I love knowing what works for people, so I thought it was time to share my favorite travel backpack for kids. It an important part of my family travel gear.
This is not a sponsored post, I purchased these on my own. The opinions are all mine. There are affiliate links.
What I look for in a backpack
I’m a bit of a backpack fanatic. When my kids were in preschool in Germany, I bought them sturdy, back-friendly, proper-sized backpacks with chest clips.
We moved to the U.S. when the kids were 2 and 4. The school required backpacks that can hold a standard folder and their lunch. But, I couldn’t find anything that would really work for my little kids. All of the backpacks were huge.
On top of that, I don’t really care for overly patterned backpacks. I just wanted a great quality, simple backpack. That fits them properly.
After much search, I came across Obersee.
I worried they were too small, but the fit all the requirements that the preschool had and that I had and then some.
The Obersee backpacks became the goto backpacks for preschool.
After years of preschool use, we retired the backpacks to use for travel.
Why I love Obersee’s preschool all-in-one backpack with cooler for travel
For a travel bag for little kids, I don’t think it gets much better than Obersee. I wish they made something for older kids, too.
You can see all of the options here.
It’s big, but not too big. It will hold several full-sized coloring books and then some. But, even full, it will still fit under the seat in front of you on a plane.
All the pockets
To help keep things organized there are four major areas:
- The main compartment, which does just what a main compartment does.
- The cooler compartment, which has the silver lining which, when combined with a reusable ice pack (maybe not on planes, though) will keep food cool.
- A mesh side to hold a water bottle
- An open pocket on the front to quickly throw things in
It fits well
Because of the size, it fits well on kids. But, it also had a chest clip to help keep it snug. Big fan.
The two backpacks we bought
Other Obersee backpacks for kids I love
There are also some cute matching suitcases
I haven’t tested them, but they’re cute.
I can’t do enough to sing the praises of this awesome, sturdy, well-made, kid-friendly backpack. Click here to check out the options. Let me know in the comments what your favorite backpack is for kids – or – challenge me with a question about this one and I’ll try to answer!
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