How to buy a backpack child in the first grade?

By Admin | Family
01 April 2016

That comes to an end of the summer.Today, your child is still a toddler, and tomorrow he has first-grader.It is a joyous occasion for parents is very troublesome: the psychological preparation of the child, the purchase of all the necessary attributes of school, chief among which is, of course, school bag.

content of the article:

  • What's the difference?
  • known models
  • How to choose?
  • Reviews and advice parents

The different portfolio, backpack and a backpack?

When choosing a school bag for a little first grader in front of many parents is not an easy choice.After all, the market offers a very wide variety of portfolios, satchels, backpacks.So what to choose, what would little schoolboy enjoyed it and at the same time it does not harm health?

The first step is to understand than between a different bag, backpack and satchel:

  1. Schoolbag , which has been known to our grandparents - it's leather goods with solid walls and a handle.Most often it is made of leather or imitation leat
    her.It's pretty hard to find in modern children's shops or school bazaars, because orthopedists do not recommend it to acquire .Since the bag has only one handle, the child will then it is in one or in the other hand.Due to constant uneven load on the hands, the child can form bad posture, causing serious problems may occur with the spine;
  2. Satchel other school bags different solid body , that is certainly an advantage.Its dense straight back helps protect the body of a child from the scoliosis, weight is distributed evenly throughout the body.Due to the dense walls of textbooks and other school supplies can be the most convenient place inside him.Also, all the contents of the backpack is well protected from external influences (shocks, drops, rain, etc.).this school bag perfect for primary school children who have bone and correct posture still being formed;
  3. Backpack has much less of an advantage, so it is not recommended to buy first graders .This bag often buy children school age, which he approaches with the practical and aesthetic point of view.However, on the market today can be found with a tight back packs, which helps to evenly distribute the weight and reduce the load on the spine.This reduces the risk of scoliosis.

Popular models and their benefits

In the modern Russian market are widely presented school supplies school bags, rucksacks and backpacks, both foreign and domestic manufacturers.The best-known manufacturers of school bags Herlitz, Garfield, Lycsac, Hama, Schneiders, LEGO, Tiger Family, Samsonite, Derby, Busquets.A variety of shapes and designs, colorful colors attract the attention of young buyers.Especially the popular and respected parents are packs of manufacturers:

schoolbag Garfield

Satchels from this manufacturer meets all the requirements that apply to school satchels.They have colorful coloring and a wide variety of offices and pockets, timetable.These packs are made of a modern material EVA, which has a waterproof coating of PU material.This fabric has a high level of wear resistance, resistance to UV rays, waterproof.Backpack straps have a special design that reduces tension in the back and provides even weight distribution.The back is made taking into account the anatomical features of children's spine and perfectly ventilated.

weight of the backpack is about 900 grams.The cost of the backpack according to the model on the market is about 1700 - 2500 rubles.

schoolbag Lycsac

schoolbag Lycsac - long known school bag in a modern design.The big plus of this backpack is its orthopedic backrest, perfect interior, light weight, about 800 grams.It is made of durable abrasion-resistant material has a comfortable wide straps, a metal lock.Stiff back in the knapsack of this manufacturer are made from environmentally friendly and lightweight material - special cardboard.Corners portfolios are protected from abrasion by special plastic covers with legs.

cost schoolbag Lycsac depending on model and configuration can vary from 2,800 to 3,500 rubles.

schoolbag Herlitz

Satchels Herlitz made of modern safe breathable material.It has a practical and stylish design.Satchel has orthopedic effect, which helps maintain the correct posture of the child.The load is distributed evenly over the entire back.The straps that can be adjusted so as to facilitate carrying.Satchel has many pockets and compartments for different school, supplies and other personal items.

Herlitz backpack weight is about 950 grams.The cost of the backpack, depending on the model and equipment ranges from 2,300 to 7,000 rubles.

schoolbag Hama

School bags of this brand are orthopedic back with paths for the passage of air, wide adjustable strap, front and sides of the LED backlight.Also in the knapsack it is well organized space there are compartments for books and notebooks, as well as many other pockets for school supplies.Some models have a special front pocket thermo-that would be breakfast schoolboy remained warm.

Weight satchels Hama is about 1150 grams.Depending on the filling, and the prices for packs of the brand range from 3,900 to 10,500 rubles.

schoolbag Scout

All packs of this brand are certified in Germany.They have a water-repellent coating, are environmentally friendly and are dermatologically tested.In 20% of the front and side surfaces are made of a luminescent material that would protect the movement of your child on the street.Satchels are orthopedic back, which evenly distributes the load and prevents the development of scoliosis.

Depending on the price of packs of the brand range from 5,000 to 11,000 rubles.

schoolbag Schneiders

this Austrian manufacturer pays a lot of attention to ergonomic design.Schoolbag Schneiders have orthopedic back, wide, soft straps with which the load is evenly distributed on the back.

weight of the backpack is about 800 grams.Depending on the price of packs Schneiders range from 3,400 to 10,500 rubles.

Tips for Choosing

  • Appearance - it is best to opt for a knapsack, which is made of waterproof, durable nylon material.In this case, even if the kid dropped it in a puddle or spill juice on it, you can easily clean it by simply wiping with a damp cloth or wash.
  • Weight - for each child's age, there are hygienic norms weight of school bags (with school supplies and a daily set of textbooks. According to him, at first-graders backpack weight should not exceed 1.5 kg. Thus, empty it should weigh about 50800 g. In the weight of quality products should be indicated on the label.
  • backrest backpack - best to buy a school bag, the label which indicates that it has an orthopedic back. At the portfolio should be the design that would during hiswearing it is located on the back of the student. Therefore, it should have stiff back, which captures the spine, and durable bottom. A padding on the back should prevent pressure on the back of the portfolio a little schoolboy. Lining the back should be soft and netted that the back of the child does not fog up.
  • straps, and the straps should be adjusted that you could change their length depending on the child's growth and style of clothing.What they did not press the child on his shoulders, the straps should be covered with a soft cloth.The width of the seat should be at least 4 cm, they must be robust, stitched a few lines.
  • Security - as the majority of students in the school road involves crossing roads, note that the backpack had reflective elements, and his belts were bright and well evident.
  • backpack Handles must be smooth, without bumps, cuts or sharp parts.Known manufacturers do not always make for a comfortable handle knapsack.This is done in order to kids clothes on his back, and did not carry in their hands.
  • Trying is the most important part when choosing a school bag.Little student should always try on a knapsack, with it it is desirable that it was not empty, but with a few books.So you can easily notice shortcomings products (misalignment of joints, improper weight distribution of knowledge).And of course, the portfolio should not only be high-quality and practical, it must like your baby, in which case you will be sure that the first Day of knowledge will no tears.

Reviews parents


We bought a son in first grade pack "Garfield" - very satisfied with the quality!Comfortable and spacious.Kid satisfied, although the school is, of course, does not like to walk!


today took our backpack HERLITZ an intermediary.To say that I am pleased with the son - to say nothing!The lightest, very comfortable and soft seat latch - is that once noted.Beautiful, practical, complete shoe bag and pencil case 2 (one of them is fully packed with the Office).


lived at one time in Germany, the eldest son went to school there, where his portfolio is not particularly needed, and when they returned to Russia in the first class went to the youngest son.It was then that we were faced with a choice - a backpack is better?I then asked to send me a pack of German company Scout.Excellent quality, practical and "knowledge" is placed!:)


Frankly, I do not really respect the things the Chinese manufacturer.We are accustomed to the fact that they are fragile, and still can have side effects.

Maybe if I myself chose, it would never have bought a grandson like a backpack.But this backpack bought my sister and, of course, I reacted to this purchase very skeptical.But the daughter convinced me that Tiger Family pack quality, despite the fact that Chinese.The manufacturer made this backpack with a rigid orthopedic back, straps can adjust the length, and that is very valuable - there is light reflectance stripes on belts.The knapsack has compartments for books and notebooks.Side also has pockets.Backpack is very easy and it is a positive thing, as first-graders still hard wearing portfolios from home to school and back.

My grandson had this backpack completes the first class, and he as good as new.And it costs less than school backpacks of other manufacturers.Perhaps not all the Chinese poor quality.


And we pack the company GARFIELD.We wear for the second year and everything like new.The back is stiff - the type of orthopedic, has a strap that fastens at the waist.A bunch of functional pockets.Fully expanded, so it is convenient to wash.In general, we are satisfied and pleased with the price.

So, we share with you the secrets in choosing backpack for first-graders.We hope that our recommendations will help you and your student will bring in only five knapsack!