Back to School Gift Guide

Larry Stansbury Sep 19, 2022

Back-to-school season is coming up, and with it comes the need to stock up on the essentials you'll need for the upcoming year.

To help you make your wishlist, we’ve curated our top 12 gift ideas—picking out the best backpacks and accessories for all your needs. And, whether you’re dropping some major hints to loved ones, gifting to your friends, or even self-gifting, these are the top pieces you need for your back-to-school kit.



Right Pack

This iconic Right Pack backpack is a true classic and never goes out of style. Updated with a side water bottle pocket for even more practical packing, with suede leather base for extra durability, this backpack will have you looking good every day of the school year and beyond.

SuperBreak® Plus

If you’re looking for a functional backpack, consider the SuperBreak®  Plus. It has a stellar lineup of features including a15” padded laptop sleeve, front utility pocket, side water bottle pocket, and straight cut, padded shoulder straps—ideal for keeping you organized and cool at the same time.

Field Pack

With its full, enclosed water bottle pockets, the Field Pack is a great day pack option for when you’re out and about—especially in super hot weather. And, there’s plenty of room for other items too so it’s a win-win packing situation. One of our heritage packs, the style of this pack keeps on going no matter the trends.

Double Break

You want a backpack that always has your back no matter what. Step forward the Double Break. Made from 100% recycled nylon, this pack has backup compartments and pockets for days, keeping you super organized and on style point with its vintage vibes.

Large Capacity


Main Campus

You can store your goals and get to them with the Main Campus backpack. The backpack comes with a front organizer and laptop compartment, zippered stash pocket, H2O pocket, and key fob organizer panel.

Main Campus Cordura®

Take your pack a little larger with this Main Campus Cordura®. It features Cordura® fabric—of course, plus a webbing handle and twin water bottle size pockets, deep outer pouch, and ergonomic shoulder pads, so you carry all your heavy gear without breaking a sweat.

Suede Campus[1]

If you’re looking for a pack with some fun print options the beloved Suede Campus backpack is just the thing. Complete with a multitude of pockets, panels, and sleeves—including a padded laptop sleeve, it offers all the organization options. Featuring the iconic suede leather bottom for added strength and longevity, it also has ergonomic S-Curve padded shoulder straps and side compression straps, so you’ll stay comfortable hauling your gear all day long.


Eco Friendly


Recycled SuperBreak®

If you’re more environmentally conscious, the Recycled SuperBreak®  is constructed from 100% recycled materials, with minimal waste, so you can feel good about your gear. It also has serious durability, and will last you for years on all your adventures.

Recycled Waistpack

For sustainability in a more compact, on-trend style, the Recycled Waistpack is made from 100% consumer recycled polyester—even its labels. In an array of cool color options, whether you wear it over a shoulder, on one side, or in true fanny pack style, travel light and travel chic with this easy, hands free pack.


Odds and Ends



Perfect for all your in-person activities, the Pakalong is a new waistpack with all the extras you need to stay safe and organized. From mask hooks to a hand sanitizer pocket, wipeable 600D coated material, and even a pocket for dirty items, this pack thinks of everything so you can relax and enjoy being back on the social scene.

Backpack Stain Remover

Did you know there’s a special Backpack Stain Remover? You want to make sure your backpack is in tip-top shape and clean when youre in school. This cleaner removes dirt and stains to help keep your packs looking brand new and oh-so-fresh.

Face Masks

Face Masks are still super important in keeping yourself and others safe. But don’t worry, you don’t have to wear a plain, boring mask, just add a printed or colorful face mask to your wishlist. In lightweight and breathable fabrics, these masks will keep you protected and cool at the same time.

Want to find the pack that’s perfect for someone you know – check out our new and improved Perfect Pack Finder.