I've reviewed products from Stuck On You before, and I've always been very pleased. The quality is high and my kids have loved every item they've received.
The Stuck On You backpack is no exception. Two years ago when Frannie started school she got to try one out, and now that our "baby" Maggie is ready to head to JK, it was only fair that she get a special backpack as well.
I gave her complete control over her selection of colour (the backpacks come in pink, red and navy) and design (animals, aliens, transportation, children...the choices are almost endless!) You can even design your bag online and see exactly what it will look like in your chosen colour and illustration, and with your child's name.
(Shown here: "Pretty Garden Bicycle" and "Wheels Go Round Surfer Car" illustrations)
She finally decided on a pink backpack with the adorable "Sweetie Pie Swinging" design. Best of all, it's personalized with her name, so hopefully it won't get mixed up with her classmates' belongings! (Since I use pseudonyms for my kids here at This Mom Loves, I can't show you what it actually looks like!)
Maggie's input: "It's big! It's pink! It has my name on it! I love it!" (Hey, she's four, not a sophisticated reviewer like her mother!)
In terms of durability, I can tell you that Frannie's backpack lasted two years, with the very end of a zipper pull breaking off just a couple of months ago. Otherwise it was still in excellent condition except for the inevitable staining from repeated lunch spills and time spent in the mud. Two thick, adjustable straps and a handle make it very ergonomic, and the different compartments add convenience. (Coming from a teacher: keep paperwork separate from drinks, please!)
So, want to save some money on your back to school shopping? (Can you really answer no?)
Stuck On You is giving one lucky This Mom Loves reader a personalized backpack of your choice, valued at $49.95! All you need to do is check out the Stuck On You website and let me know which backpack illustration you would choose. Extra entries are available as well; just check out the Rafflecopter form. The contest will run until Saturday, August 18th at 12:01 a.m. EST. (It's a quick one week turnaround to allow time to ship the prize before school starts!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck...and don't forget Stuck On You labels for your kids' lunch containers, school supplies and clothing! Otherwise, be prepared to spend a lot of time at the Lost and Found on Meet the Teacher Night!
Disclosure: I was provided with a backpack, water bottle and labels for review purposes. Opinions are, as always, my own.