The Best Backpacks Under $50


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I’m a pretty die-hard backpack fan.  They’re so much more comfortable to carry than regular handbags, fit a ton of stuff, and I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to bags.  I use mine so frequently that a backpack is one item I’m totally willing to splurge on.  From a cost-per-wear perspective, it makes sense (for me, at least).  So if you are looking for drool-worthy backpacks that will last season after season, see our article,  The Best Backpacks for Spring and Summer.

However, we also heard from many of you that your backpack price point was under $50.  Got it.  So, in response, we started rounding up a few options.  Know what we found?  So many good ones that it warranted a post of it’s own.

Keep reading to see our fav backpacks, under $50….

Backpacks Under $50




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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and shorts known as denim-underwear, always.

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  1. Thanks for these great options! I was actually thinking the same thing, wish there were less expensive options, so these fit perfectly! Even though I love the Minkoff leather backpack option, I just can’t afford it. Thanks again for another cool post!

  2. It seems like a lot of the prices are not matching. When I actually click on the links, the prices are a lot higher than what you have listed. Have prices gone up or is there something I am missing? Great list regardless; thank you!

  3. Hi Shana!
    Great roundup of backpacks.
    Any chance you’d be willing to do a carry on roundup?
    Criteria including – exterior pocket for water bottle, organizational features, under $250, and available in Canada! I always hear great things about lo and sons, but they don’t ship to us Canadians.

    No rush…..
    Thank you!

    (I know I already had my turn with the free people floral sweatshirt but if I can impose upon you again….)

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