Co-op Tarn 12 Pack by REI
Every explorer needs a tough-wearing backpack, no matter how old they are. While grown-ups may already be fans of the company’s full-sized packs, REI also produces some of the best options for kids as well. Enter the Co-op Tarn 12 ($34.95). Some key features we love include large compartments, stretchable mesh panels, water bottle pockets, adjustable padded shoulder straps, built-in airflow channels for ventilation, reflective accents for nighttime visibility, and ergonomic zipper pulls for tiny hands. The durable nylon daypack can be purchased in nomad green (shown) and vivid viola. And since it’s from REI, it comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.