At the tween stage, school is starting to become a little more challenging, homework and assignments are increasing, and extracurricular activities are ramping up.
Now that they need to stay organized and be able to carry all their items, it’s time to start looking for some functional backpacks for tweens. We’re talking about backpacks that they can use for school, sports, and even travel/day bags that they can use when heading out with friends.
Whether your tween is looking for plain and functional or trendy and stylish, these backpacks for tweens will help get them through the school year and make it a little easier to carry their books and other necessities.
Best Backpacks for Tweens
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Pink and Black Backpack
Not only stylish but this backpack can also be used for travel or day-to-day school schedules offering room for just about everything your tween girl will need.
It has plenty of space for your tween’s books, a laptop or tablet compartment accommodating up to 15.6″, phone zipper pocket and two side pockets.
Ready for something fun and a backpack that will help protect your tween’s items?
This luminous backpack not only looks cool, but it has an anti-theft lock to keep their items safe and room for school items.
Water-resistant and great for everyday use or outdoor travel, this casual day backpack is easy to clean and environmentally friendly.
Wide thick straps also help make it comfortable for your tween to carry. It comes with with different bright and neutral tones to suit their interests.
Mountaintop Stretched Hearts
A lightweight backpack with a trendy design for your tween girl, this backpack can be used for school or travel. That way she can take her books, tablet, and small essentials wherever she goes.
A sling bag design that helps your tween boy carry everything he needs.
It’s a shoulder backpack with a side pocket that allows them to be able to easily listen to music as they travel, carry their books, or keep track of their tablet/pc and phone.
Stylish and functional, this schoolbag has plenty of space and a fun design so that your tween girl can carry her items in style.
Not only stylish, it can fit up to a 15.6″ laptop. It also comes with a small matching case that can be used for pencils, female necessities, and more.
Unisex Sling Backpack
Available in a variety of different colors, this unisex sling backpack is waterproof with a crossbody design so that they can easily carry it. It also has a lot of practical pockets so that they can carry their items with ease.
It would make an ideal sports bag your sporty tween can carry alongside their regular school backpack.
Perfect for traveling, this stylish backpack has a lightweight design that allows your tween to take their laptop and small necessities with them while they head out.
USB Charging Port Backpack
No matter where your tween goes, this backpack will help them carry their essentials including their headphones.
The bag also features a convenient USB charging port and headset port and room for their books.
Lightweight School Backpack for Girls
This lightweight school backpack can also double as a casual travel pack for girls. It includes a USB charging port and plenty of space for books and other items.
This is one of our favorite basic backpacks for tween girls. It’s available in several different color combinations and can be upgraded to include a small purse for her feminine products and lunch bag.
Abshoo School Backpack Set
Available in a huge variety of appealing patterns for tween girls, Abshoo backpacks have become a go-to for us for quality robust school bags.
The set includes a backpack, lunch bag, and small case for pencils or other small necessities. We love that the backpack is spacious enough to fit a 15″ laptop plus two side pockets for bottles.
If you just want a simple backpack for your sporty tween to carry their items to and from school, this Nike backpack will do the job.
The backpack has outer zipper pockets, a main zipped compartment, and even a removable pencil case.
Simple Girl’s Backpack
Ready for schoolbooks or a laptop, this cute purple backpack also includes a charging port.
Another feature of the backpack is that it includes a luggage strap that allows the bag to easily fit on luggage if they decide to take it while they travel.
BLUBOON School Backpack
Made with a soft and durable material, your tween girl can go out with friends or school in style with this backpack set.
Not only does the package come with a backpack, but it also includes a lunch bag and purse.
PUMA Meridian Backpack
Your tween will love the simplicity of this PUMA backpack. The main compartment can hold their books while the front zippered pockets will easily hold their necessities.
Lanola Girl’s Backpack
Shown in beige, but available in other colors, this stylish backpack features a popular ribbon design and offers tons of storage for a trip, night out with friends, or school.
Heart Printed Backpack
A school bag and travel daypack are included in this set.
Girls can use the shoulder strap backpack for school and the knapsack for going out with friends and family.
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