We tested out Osprey’s Jet 18 backpack, designed with younger school kids in mind. Osprey sent us their cool Cherry Shake (also available in Lime Squeeze) to test out.
It’s designed for kids 5 to 10 years old. It fits my kindergartener nicely with room to grow – but not so much so that she is swimming in it. Yet enough room to fit her lunch box (and eventually snow boots, pants, gloves and hat).
It has a fleece-lined harness, which my daughter commented on its softness. There’s lots of room to stay organized – with a big exterior pocket with a buckle – to put in notes for kids to give their teachers and other stuff you don’t want them to forget. It also has side mesh pockets – perfect for a water bottle or a hat. Inside there’s an organizer to keep things neat – like books away from those extra shoes.