The Best School Bags for Secondary School

Trying to find the best school bag for secondary school can be daunting, and it seems to be the one item that is high on every teens agenda. It’s time to wave goodbye to unicorns and novelty bags – suddenly they need actual space in their school backpack, and it needs to look cool and be comfortable enough to support their books. Not much to consider – just comfort, durability, size, and style. Jeez! Not to worry, we have bags to impress the coolest of teens.


Best secondary school bag for: style and lightweight feel

Your kids will feel great on their first day of school in the Aabner 18L backpack. Simple and stylish, this backpack has a spacious main compartment with fast-access pull tabs and an inner zip pocket – ideal for storing books and stationery. Another great feature is the adjustable padded shoulder and back strap for comfort on the commute. Choose from 11 stylish colours from yellow to orange and everything in-between!

“Lovely colour, very lightweight”.


Best secondary school bag for: Organisation.

For a rucksack that lasts, look no further than the Albus 30L backpack. Being organised is an integral part of secondary school – and this backpack has it all – zipped compartments, concealed internal pocket organiser, and elasticated mesh pockets. Available in boys and girls styles – the bag boasts padded shoulder straps and adjustable compression straps.

“Good number of different pockets. Lovely style and colour”


Best secondary school bag for: the long-term!

Roll-top backpacks have become increasingly popular because of their functionality and stylish design. Your teen will have more space than they could need with this 30L backpack – it features a top-access main compartment, padded rear zip pocket to fit a 15” laptop, and a front envelope pocket. The adjustable straps are secured by a durable buckle fastening for extra safety and protection. These bags are designed to last the entire year – if not more!

“My second roll-top bag is just as good as the first I purchased. Full marks from me”


Best secondary school bag for: Style and functionality! A must-have school bag for teen boys.

This bag packs a punch when it comes to functionality – from the inner laptop sleeve to the mesh side pocket that holds a water bottle and the reflective detailing for heightened visibility. It doesn’t compromise on style either, the printed branding and durable carabiner clips make this a back-to-school must-have!

“Excellent bag. My son had been using it for school for a few months now and it still looks like new”. 


Best secondary school bag for: Style and storage!

Another great rolltop backpack! This one comes in a variety of stylish colours – green, maroon and black! The quick access zip tabs are ideal for high school – books and laptops are kept safe but easily accessed – and the adjustable compression straps allow you to load and reduce bulk by tightening or loosening the buckles when extra space is needed. For a super comfortable and super spacious school bag, look no further. 

“Very good quality rucksack”.

What should I pack in my bag for secondary school?

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