July 28, 2019

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

Get Ready, 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 backpack are scarce, we thought we’d simplify the process.

The new backpack for Back to School is an important choice, and the one you choose can vary depending on your childs 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. 


Ensure you’re getting the right size for the purpose.  Bigger is not always better, 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.  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, 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.


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:

  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.


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Below are our some top backpacks on offer for back to school

All Star Offer – Nike Elemental Bag – €30.00 €26.95

The Nike Elemental Bag has an updated look on the old classic. Its durable design features 2 large compartments and 2 external pockets for small-item storage, while the padded shoulder straps offer supportive comfort. 21 Litres.

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All Star Offer – Puma Deck III Backpack – €28.00 €19.95

A cool backpack that’s perfect for school or sports. The Puma Deck III 32 Litre Backpack has an internal section perfect for your tablet or laptop. 32 Litres. 

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All Star Offer – Jansport Big Student Backpack – €70.00 €59.95

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. 

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Sporty Backpacks

Let them support their favourite teams this back to school with our team backpacks.

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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.