BigBrother will be sporting a Toy Story backpack this year. Thanks to the release of Toy Story 3 in June 2010 (and the double feature of Toy Story 1 & 2 in theaters this October), it’s been easy to find Toy Story gear. And affordable. That said, fire trucks are still a big thing in our household. While researching backpack purchases this year, I bookmarked a few fire truck numbers that I thought I could share with our readers.
I love the colors on this cute, quilted Stephen Joseph backpack. I love the fire doggie (a hit with LittleBrother right now). I figure this particular bag would be most appropriate for a younger preschooler, not yet thrust into the world of Licensed Characters and Name Brand Stuffs. It has a unique drawstring closure under the flap and a roomy 14″ x 12″ x 4″ for everything a preschooler needs to carry to and from their school to your vehicle. The best thing about this bag? Machine washable. PERFECT for the younger set, no? It runs $21.97.
This Crocodile Creek backpack makes me laugh with the “sound” that the bag says that the truck is making. If you ask LittleBrother what sound a fire truck makes, he’ll tell you that it says (in a very high pitched voice), “WOO WOO WOO!” Not “Whirrrrrrr.” But you know, details. I like the mesh bottle pocket on the side of this bag as BigBrother has to take his (Lightning McQueen) water bottle just about everywhere. Handy little feature there! Again, the colors are bright and wonderful. This particular bag sizes in at 14″ x 11″. It runs $28.00 at Chasing Fireflies. It’s also available at Amazon for $25.95.
If you prefer to go the handmade direction, you can’t go wrong with this one from Etsy. I absolutely love it. Black and white and red and personalized. Just have your child’s initial or whole name added to the top and no one will be able to swipe their backpack. No confusion at pack up time. And really, what are the chances that someone else in your child’s class is going to have this backpack? It measures 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall, and 3.5 inches deep. Another nice, roomy backpack for the fire truck lovers among us. It runs $32.50 but, remember, buying handmade helps other families. Kudos!
If BigBrother wasn’t constantly wearing his Buzz Lightyear costume around our house and lasering things, I really would have gone the route of a fire truck backpack this year. Hopefully those who are searching for something for their little firefighter find this post useful.
Happy Back-to-School! (*enter sirens here*)
(And if you’re needing a variation on a fire truck backpack for an older tween, teen or college student, read my review on Feuerwear Bags. From purses to messenger bags to laptop bags all made from recycled fire hose. HOW COOL.)
[No compensation was received for this post. I simply like fire trucks. I Blog with Integrity.]