During the last century, backpacks have come a long way. According to an NPR timeline, kids used to carry their books with leather straps. Also, bags made explicitly for papers did not exist until the mid-1970s. Nowadays, with the jump to electronics and laptops, students do not have to carry textbooks. However, backpacks are regarded as a requirement, and summer’s back-to-school sales offer prime shopping opportunities for backpacks. This comprehensive guide will help you find the best features in selecting brands and styles for your elementary, middle, or high school student.