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Back-To-School Backpacks

It's that time of year again, folks!

Well, summer is unfortunately over way too soon, and we’re all running around trying to get ready for fall and the school year. For school goers, outfits may change every day, but their backpacks last for years. With trendy styles being released by top brands each year, we’ve decided to make back-to-school shopping a little easier by sharing the latest styles from our favorite brands. Don’t forget, our top picks only represent a small section of our entire collection of backpacks found in store at Board Stiff and Board Stiff Provincetown.

Top 8 (like MySpace, but better)

1. Herschel Little America Backpack

Price: $99.99
Color Options: Black Gridlock Gold
Dimensions: 18” (H) x 12.25” (W) x 5.5”(D), 21.5L

Featuring a timeless diamond shaped accent, the Herschel Heritage backpack offers a functional design and Herschel Supply's fine regard for detail. It tops our list because of the diamond shaped accent and the fact that you’ll be the coolest kid on the block with this on, probably.

Shop Herschel

2. Imperial Motion NCT Nano Backpack

Price: $49.95
Color Options: Coral, Soft Blue, Olive
Dimensions: Small to Medium Size

The Nano has to win our runner up slot. This backpack is a product of the future... The NCT Nano Backpack features the signature Nano Cure Tech Fabric. NCT is lightweight, waterproof nylon ripstop with resealing and repairing capabilities. Naturally, nylon rip stop is extremely durable, but when combined with the the special double sided coating and the heat of your fingers, small holes and punctures can be repaired.

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3. Dakine 365 Canvas Backpack

Price: $49.95
Color Options: Sandollar
Dimensions: 18” (H) x 12” (W) x 8”(D), 21L

This durable pack comes complete with plenty of padding for comfort and structure in a dual compartment design, including a non-padded laptop sleeve in the main compartment. Step out in style with the 365 Canvas. We love the color on this canvas bag!

Shop Dakine 365

4. Herschel Nova Backpack

Price: $59.99
Color Options: Black, Navy, Ash Rose
Dimensions: 14.25” (H) x 10.25” (W) x 5”(D), 14L
A perfect style for urban adventures, the compact Herschel Nova x-small backpack features dual top carrying handles and convenient water bottle pockets. And of course, you’ll love this bag; it’s a Herschel.

Shop Herschel Nova

5. Volcom Substrate Backpack

Price: $45.00
Color Options: Camo
Dimensions: 18.5” (H) x 12.5” (W) x 7”(D)

The Substrate backpack is precisely sized for the day's absolute essentials. It's also the perfect travel backpack for your skateboard and gear. Padded sleeves and ergonomic construction allow the backpack to be easily carried. We love this new take on camo. 

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6. O'Neill Oceanside Backpack

Price: $49.95
Color Options: Allover flower print
Dimensions: 14.1” (H) x 8.8” (W) x 3.9”(D)

The perfect minimal backpack with a single front zip pocket and inner laptop sleeve. Stash goods for a beach day or use as a light school bag. Simple, stylish, perfect for everyday use.

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7. Vans Deana III Backpack

Price: $40.00
Color Options: Lavender
Dimensions: 16.75” (H) x 12.75” (W) x 5”(D), 22L

Vans The Deana III Backpack is a 100% cotton novelty two-pocket backpack featuring 100% polyester lining, debossed lining at the interior back panel, front pocket organization, and a logo patch. Perfect for school... and the skate park.

Shop Vans Deana

8. Dakine Prom Backpack

Price: $55.95
Color Options: Blue Magnolia, Burnt Rose
Dimensions: 18” (H) x 12” (W) x 9”(D), 25L

Saving the coolest design for last! One of our bestsellers, this women’s backpack has everything you need: plenty of storage (including a laptop sleeve and external organizer pocket), handy front cooler compartment for lunch and snacks, and more!

Shop Dakine Prom


Best of luck in the new school year! Whether you're heading into college, have a child in elementary school, or just need a new bag, we have you covered. Shop more styles on


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