July 28, 2019

Schoolbags and Size Guide | Back to School at Intersport Elverys.

Get read, get set for Back to School at Intersport Elverys.

We know Back to School shopping can be tedious at times and when information on finding essentials like the right school bags are scarce, we thought we’d simplify the process.

Picking the right schoolbag for Back to School is an important choice, and the one you choose can vary depending on your child’s age and height. Before we go through our bags on offers, we want to go through a few areas to look for when making your choice. 

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Ensure you’re getting the right size for the purpose.

Bigger is not always better, so find the right size for what your little ones will be using/putting into the bag.  Bag size is measured in litres, but standard dimensions (height x width x depth) will be available also.

Sound good?

Please note that not all bags are designed to fit binders/folders, and trying to fit these in to bags that are not suitable will stretch the fabric and possibly cause damage.  We’d recommend below 24L for primary school and above 24L for secondary, depending on age and height.


Multiple compartments help keep your kids organised.

Look out for backpacks with padded laptop compartments, water bottle compartments and separate front pockets.  Some bags will also come with a matching pencil case.


Depending on how/where your kids plan to use your backpack.

Most backpacks are made from Polyester or a mix of standard and recycled Polyester.  Other materials used would be lightweight, tough fibres like Nylon.  Some backpacks will also have extra padding on the back for added comfort, and can have a waterproof coating for water resistance to deal with the ever changing Irish weather.


Kids will be kids, remember.

Some brands will offer a warranty on their products to ensure you get good use from your bag.  This will be clearly marked on the bag’s swing tags.

Other features:

Other features that can appear on backpacks would be padded straps for extra comfort and reflective strips for added visibility.

Top Tips

To ensure the backpack you choose is the best fit for your kids, following these simple guidelines.

  1. Before using for the first time, you should adjust the straps so that the backpack fits snugly to their upper back. It should not hang out from the back, and should not hang excessively below the waist.
  2. Distribute the weight of the bag evenly across the back, by spreading the load out – you’re putting less strain on the back.
  3. Make sure they’re using both straps. Only using one puts unnecessary strain on the back and also on the backpack itself.
  4. A full backpack should be no more than 15% of the weight of the wearer.


Check out all our backpacks HERE:

All Star Back to School School Bag Offers 

All Star Offer – UnderArmour Hustle 5.0 – €55.00 €44.95

The Under Armour Hustle 5.0 Backpack is an ideal all in one carry all, use it as a school bag, it can double up as a gear bag for football or the gym or pack it with clothes and your laptop for a business trip or a weekend away.

Check them out Here

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All Star Offer – Puma Thirty-Two Schoolbag – €28.00 €18.95

A versatile Backpack from Puma perfect for school or sports with multiple compartments and an internal laptop sleeve (32 Litres).

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All Star Offer – Jansport Big Student Schoolbag- €70.00 €54.95

This Jansport Big Student Backpack is so spacious it meets all needs from student laptops to sporting gear to kids school lunchboxes.  The 4 compartments and further water bottle holder are particularly useful for keeping items separate on the go (34 Litres). 

Check them our Here

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Check out our full range of schoolbags Here 

Back to School Sale

This Back to School Buy One Get One Half-Price on footwear and select clothing and find great savings with our popular All Star Offers – bringing you the latest for less, from your favourite brands including Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and Puma. We also have a free in-store fitting service that helps you find your kids the perfect fit. 


Call in-store or check out our sale online.


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