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Test Drive: Pottery Barn Kids' Backpacks

Test Drive: Pottery Barn Kids' Backpacks and Lunch Totes

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Pottery Barn Kids' Backpack: Mackenzie Rolling Backpack

Test Driver Camryn and her Pottery Barn Kids Backpack

Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids' Backpacks are extremely popular. They offer lots of sizes and color combinations so that almost any kid can find an age-appropriate, good-sized and comfortable backpack for their needs.

The Pottery Barn Kids' Backpacks are known for being stylish and having all the organizational features kids need. They have 6 collections of backpacks with tons of choices for toddlers through High Schoolers.

Meet the Test Drivers

Pottery Barn Kids Backpacks had four Test Drivers:
  • 10-year old Camryn
  • 7-year old Anna
  • 7-year old Ashton
  • 6-year old Caleb

Backpack Specs

Pottery Barn Kids' Backpack: Mackenzie Boys' Backpack

Test Driver Caleb and his Pottery Barn Kids' Backpack

Pottery Barn Kids' Backpacks
  • Camryn's Girls' Mackenzie Rolling Backpack is designed for grade-schoolers who have lots of school supplies, sports' gear, books, homework, gym clothes and more to lug to and from school everyday. The backpack is 13 x 7 x 18. It is available in 4 color/pattern combinations. A coordinating lunch tote and other bags are available. The lunch bag clips directly to the back of the backpack for easy carrying and space saving. It has a retractable handle, plenty of pockets and and MP3 pocket.
  • Anna's Girls' Small Mackenzie Backpack is roomy enough to hold a lower grade-schooler's load. It measures 12 x 6 x 15. It features padded straps and a padded back. The coordinating lunch tote clips easily onto the back of the backpack. The exterior straps hold not only the lunch tote, but she can clip other items on as well. The material is a sturdy 600d, water-resistant polyester that is easy to clean. The backpack has tons of pockets for all her gear.
  • Caleb's Boys' Mackenzie Backpack is the same size as the Girls' Mackenzie Backpack and has all the same features. It comes in 3 boy-friendly color/pattern combos.
  • Aston's Boys' Brannan Backpack is a bit larger so it is good for grade schoolers of all ages. It measures 12.5 x 8 x 17. the Brannan Backpack is a sportier design than the Mackenzie backpacks and is made from lightweight polyester that is still durable. The shape of the bag is more aerodynamic, but it still has plenty of organization features and pockets.

Impressions

All four Test Drivers reported that they love their new Pottery Barn Kids' Backpacks.

Camryn's mom said, "She loves it and was so excited to receive it. She can't wait to get her supplies and put them in it. She also likes having a matching lunch box."

Anna said that she loves the polka-dotted pattern and the lavender and sage green color combination. She really likes being able to clip the lunch tote onto the back of the bag since she had problems fitting her lunch tote in her bag last year.

Ashton's mom said that she loved the brown and orange color combo on Ashton's bag stating that it was stylish and great colors for a boy.

Caleb's mom said that she thought the backpack was attractive, sturdy and stylish without being overly trendy.

The Comfort Report

Pottery Barn Kids' Backpack: Mackenzie Small Backpack

Test Driver Anna and her Mackenzie Small Backpack and Lunch Tote

Pottery Barn Kids' Backpacks
All of the Pottery Barn Kids backpacks have padded shoulder straps and a padded back. They come in many sizes so you can find a perfect fit for your kid. And they have easy-pull zippers to make getting zipping and unzipping a snap.

Camryn found her rolling backpack to be comfortable. When a kid has a ton of stuff to carry, a rolling backpack might be the best solution. Rolling backpacks are sometimes bulky and heavy when carried on the back. Camryn, however, said that her backpack was comfortable to carry.

Anna said her new backpack is very comfortable to carry even when it's full of books. She's small for her age, so the small backpack is a good fit for her.

Both Ashton and Caleb found their backpacks to be comfortable as well, though Caleb did not like how the chest clip came up too far on his chest. This is probably and issue with not adjusting the back straps and chest straps properly, however.
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