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Large backpacks make it possible to carry heavy items back and forth between work and home or even to school. Durable straps distribute weight evenly along the shoulders and back to prevent strain and fatigue. They come in a variety of heavy-duty fabrics, including water-resistant designs to keep items inside secure and free from damage. Staples® carries an extensive selection of backpacks, bags, and briefcases to make travel and transport more comfortable. Add a new backpack to your next school supplies order to help keep your kids organized throughout the year.

Transport More Items With Large Backpacks
Large center compartments hold computers and other electronics securely. They usually have multiple pockets to organize books and other necessities. Large backpacks are ideal choices when traveling. Most designs fit the requirements for carry-on bags at airports, so there’s no need to check a bag. Once strapped on, the user has both hands free to open doors, sign documents, or even drink a cup of coffee. Side mesh pockets hold water bottles and other drinks within reach, while external zipper pockets hold identification and a cell phone in an easy-to-locate place.

Options for Large Backpacks
Two styles of large backpacks include a top-loading or a front-loading. Front-loading designs have a buckle or zip-up front that increases the security of the contents of the bag. They also open like a suitcase, which makes it easier to locate items in the bottom of the bag, and makes the backpack easier to load. Top-loading bags take the weight off the back and place it toward the hips for better support, which makes them ideal for smaller individuals. Because the weight of the bag is centered along the hips, it feels lighter once in place.

Ergonomically padded shoulders and vented air-flow backs increase comfort, while some large backpacks have a hydration bladder so you don’t have to remove the drink to stay hydrated.

How Do You Clean Large Backpacks?
Check the label to see if the pack is machine washable. Remove everything from the bag, including the pockets, and shake the bag outside or over a garbage can to remove any loose dirt and debris. For packed crumbs, use a vacuum cleaner in hard-to-reach areas. Remove any metal clips, removable straps, and metal frames. If the pack is machine washable, place the pack in a laundry bag to prevent any loose straps or zippers from causing damage to the inside of the machine. Run the bag through the washer on a gentle cycle then hang to dry.

For hand-washable bags, fill the bathtub with plenty of lukewarm water and a small amount of detergent-free soap. Use a soft brush to scrub away any stains and debris. Rinse the bag with cool water and hang to dry.

What’s the Ideal Way to Size Large Backpacks?
Backpacks are sized by the length of the torso. Use a tape measure to measure from the bottom of the neck at the top of the spine to the curve of the small of the back. The bottom of the pack should fall in line with the hips and the top should fall in line with the shoulders or slightly above for top-loading packs.

What’s the Optimal Way to Organize Large Backpacks?
When organizing a backpack, place heavy items in the center and close to the bottom of the bag. The top of the bag should contain bulky items like jackets and sweaters, then balance your accessories in the smaller pockets.
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SwissGear® Pegasus Laptop Backpack, Black/Blue, 17"
Item: 634619 / Model : GA-7306-06F00
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  • Supports up to a 17" notebook
  • Ballistic Nylon
  • Not just for books anymore
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Staples Sixteen 60 18" Backpack, Navy (52402)
Item: 2605200 / Model : 52402
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  • 600-denier polyester
  • Adjustable padded shoulder straps to ensure comfort
  • Interior mesh compartments for organizing pens and tech accessories
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High Sierra Waffle & Duralite Powerglide Wheeled Backpack, 21" x 14", Black
Item: 206743 / Model : 53992-1050
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  • Material: Waffle & Duralite
  • Dimension: 21"H x 14"W x 9"D
  • Strap Type: Padded Shoulder
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Jansport Javelina Backpack, Black (JS0A2T31008)
Item: 2091684 / Model : JS0A2T31008
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  • Black 600 denier polyester is complimented by vegan leather giving this top-loading bag a very rustic feel with ample durability, equipped for your tech essentials
  • Comfort meets functionality with padded shoulder straps and back panel featuring D-ring attachment points and side compression straps
  • Overall dimensions: 19"H x 11.5"W x 8"D
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JanSport Austin Backpack, 17.7" x 12.8" x 5.5", Black (JS00T71A3M5)
Item: 24284834 / Model : JS0071A3M5
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  • Made from aqua polyester and faux-leather accents
  • Padded shoulder straps enhance comfort
  • Measures 17.7"H x 12.8"W x 5.5"D
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High Sierra Loop Black Charcoal Polyester Backpack (53646-1053)
Item: 24093560 / Model : 53646-1053
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  • Dedicated media pocket Premium organizer with multiple pockets and key fob
  • Large, multi-compartment design Attach extra gear with monster hook and bottom straps Adjustable side compression straps Mesh beverage pockets Yoke-style, S-shaped, padded Vapel™ mesh shoulder straps with Suspension System and integrated media pocket Primary padded back panel
  • Dedicated TECH SPOT™ tablet computer sleeve (12.5 x 11 x 0.75 in.)
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SwissGear 17" Backpack with iPod/MP3 Player Compartment, Blue/Black, 19"H x 15"W x 10"D
Item: 673332 / Model : 60518927316060
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  • Backpack accommodates laptops up to 17" and includes a dedicated iPod/MP3 player compartment
  • Polyester and vinyl
  • Size: 19"H x 15"W x 10"D
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Staples Rutland Backpack, Navy, 7.08"W x 16.92"H x 14.57"D (52418)
Item: 24276138 / Model : 52418
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  • Canvas material
  • PU Leather bottom which adds a hint of fashion
  • Multiple interior and exterior compartments
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Targus® Groove Laptop Backpack, Fits 15.4" Laptop, Black
Item: 572957 / Model : CVR600
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  • Dimensions: 15.13" x 17" x 7.75"(Exterior), 14.2" x 2" x 11.6"(Interior)
  • Material: Nylon
  • Compatible with 16" laptop
28.39 $28.39
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High Sierra Loop Aquamarine Polyester Backpack (53646-0783)
Item: 24093556 / Model : 53646-0783
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  • Dedicated media pocket Premium organizer with multiple pockets and key fob
  • Large, multi-compartment design Attach extra gear with monster hook and bottom straps Adjustable side compression straps Mesh beverage pockets Yoke-style, S-shaped, padded Vapel™ mesh shoulder straps with Suspension System and integrated media pocket Primary padded back panel
  • Dedicated TECH SPOT™ tablet computer sleeve (12.5 x 11 x 0.75 in.)
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Jansport Superbreak Backpack, 16.7" x 13" x 8.5", Black (JS00T501008)
Item: 323918 / Model : JS00T501008
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  • One large main compartment
  • Padded shoulder straps and back panel protect your back against strain
  • 2/3 padded back panel for cushioning comfort
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Staples Windsor Backpack, Print Pattern with Tassel, 6.69"W x 14.96"H x 11.81"D (52427)
Item: 24275620 / Model : 52428
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  • Canvas material
  • Print pattern and vibrant colors
  • Multiple interior and exterior compartments
29.99 $29.99
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Marmot Mendocino Pack, Waxed Field Brown
Item: 2621786 / Model : 24100-7202
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  • Outdoorinspired pack for urban creatures
  • Padded laptop sleeve protects computer
  • Front organizer with key clip
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High Sierra Backpack Freewheel True Navy, Island Ikat (109239-6806)
Item: 24284152 / Model : 109239-6806
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  • Large, multi-compartment design. Fully-padded Cushion Zone computer sleeve fits most 15” laptops. Deluxe media pocket, with headphone port.
  • Smooth rolling, corner-mounted wheels. Hideaway telescoping handle. Vapel mesh padded shoulder straps store behind a zippered, primary padded back panel.
  • Side beverage pocket. Attach extra gear with triangle clip. Corner guards and a kick plate protect the bag from abrasion.
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Jansport Superbreak Backpack, 16.7" x 13" x 8.5", Blue Streak (JS00T5015CS)
Item: 1558079 / Model : JS00T5015CS
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  • One large main compartment
  • Padded shoulder straps and back panel protect your back against strain
  • 2/3 padded back panel for cushioning comfort
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Wenger Sun 16" Polyester Laptop Backpack (605187)
Item: 24280356 / Model : 605187
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  • Black & Pink polyester is both durable and fashionable
  • Overall dimensions 18.5"H x 13.8"W x 10.6"D
  • Padded compartment protects up to a 16" laptop
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High Sierra Backpack Jarvis Woolly Weave, Slate (109235-6697)
Item: 24284151 / Model : 109235-6697
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  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • S-shaped padded Vapel™ mesh shoulder straps with adjustable sternum strap, Deluxe padded back and bottom panel. Side daisy chain loops for attaching extra gear, Padded grab handle and Reflective accents
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JanSport SuperBreak Backpack, 16.7" x 13" x 8.5", Painted Chevron (JS00T50140U)
Item: 24284842 / Model : JS00T50140U
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  • One large main compartment
  • Padded shoulder straps and back panel protect your back against strain
  • 2/3 padded back panel for cushioning comfort
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Targus 16" Trek Laptop Backpack, Black/Gray (TSB193US)
Item: 1810622 / Model : TSB193US
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  • Durable Black Polyester
  • The backpack straps and back panel feature a layer of foam padding while the top carry handle makes it easy to grab the backpack and go.
  • Overall Dimensions" 18.79"H x 13"W x 7.5"D
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SwissGear® Pulsar Black/Grey 16" Laptop Backpack (28037010)
Item: 578410 / Model : 28037010
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  • Black and grey polyester is both durable and fashionable
  • Comfort-fit shoulder straps contour to your shoulders and ergonomic grab handle provides maximum comfort
  • Overall dimensions: 13.5"W x 17"H x 8"D
74.99 $74.99
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JanSport Impulse Backpack, Black
Item: 2571723 / Model : 2T3F3D6
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  • Variety of Fabrics
  • Ergonomic S-Curve shoulder straps
  • Overall Dimensions" 19"H x 13"W x 6.7"D
49.99 $49.99
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High Sierra Backpack Access 2.0 Black (109236-1041)
Item: 24284143 / Model : 109236-1041
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  • Large main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized.
  • A fully padded CushionZone laptop compartment accommodates most 17-inch models. A dedicated TechSpot sleeve provides an ideal space for your tablet.
  • The Suspension System provides relief when carrying heavier loads. It does so by dampening the shock of weight transfer while transporting your gear.
59.99 $59.99
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Staples Sixteen 60 18" Backpack, Red (51020)
Item: 2605199 / Model : 52403
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  • 600-denier polyester
  • Adjustable padded shoulder straps to ensure comfort
  • Interior mesh compartments for organizing pens and tech accessories
18.79 $18.79
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Jansport Austin Backpack, 17.7" x 12.8" x 5.5", Aqua Dash (T71A9ZG)
Item: 1561433 / Model : T71A9ZG
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  • Made from aqua polyester and faux-leather accents
  • Padded shoulder straps enhance comfort
  • Measures 17.7"H x 12.8"W x 5.5"D
31.19 $31.19
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