Updated March 23, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Mini Backpacks

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in October of 2017. Whether you're shopping for your child or yourself, a mini backpack is a great way to carry day-to-day essentials without having to lug around something too large or with a strap that digs into one shoulder. They come in a wide variety of fun and mature designs, so you're sure to find one that matches your personality and meets your toting needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best mini backpack on Amazon.

10. Style.Lab Sequin Magic

9. Donalworld School Bag

8. Z-Joyee Casual School Purse

7. Zicac Laser Holographic Daypack

6. Baja Ponchos

5. Dickies Dot

4. Hotstyle Cute Bestie

3. Jansport Half Pint

2. Wildkin Olive Pack 'n Snack

1. Fjallraven Kanken Classic

Editor's Notes

March 21, 2019:

Given its utility and intelligent design, the Fjallraven Kanken retained its place at the top of our list. The Wildkin model gained significant ground, reaching all the way to our seconds spot, thanks to its great variety of style and kid-friendly layout. The Froomer Vintage Satchel no longer appears to be an offering by the company, so we went ahead and replaced it with an entry from Jansport, which is arguably one of the most trustworthy and recognizable brands in the business.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on March 23, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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