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Our Back-To-School Essentials

Gearing Up The Groms

After a summer of biking, camping, and getting out there with our adventure-loving groms, the time has come to switch from trail mode to textbook mode. After the changes of the past year, a few back-to-school essentials can help your student feel ready to take on another school year in stride. Here are a few of our top picks for this fall.

Haul It All

Carrying everything your grom needs to go from home to bus stop to school and back is no small feat. We have a few favorites for getting all those notebooks and pencils from point A to B.

Burton Distortion Backpack


Ready for a full day’s action, the Distortion pack boasts separate compartments to keep your kiddo organized, and a board carry strap for your multi-modal student. A padded tablet sleeve protects tech in transit, while the side pockets keep a water bottle at the ready.

Burton Lunch-n-Pack Backpack


For the student–or parent–who loves a bit of coordination, the Lunch-n-Pack features a matching lunchbox and backpack. A streamlined main compartment keeps assignments and an extra layer easy to find.

Deuter Schmusebar Backpack


Bringing outdoor style to the classroom, the Schmusebar is the perfect pack for your pint-sized student. Its eight-liter capacity won’t weigh them down on their sprint out to recess, and the dual side pockets keep a water bottle or mask easily accessible in transit.

Eat & Drink

The lunchroom is objectively the hub of social life for young learners, so there’s no better place to let your student show their personal style with that perfect lunch box or thermos.

Hydro Flask Small Insulated Lunch Box


Lightweight and spacious, the Hydro Flask Insulated Lunch Box keeps your kiddo’s meal protected from wayward textbooks and well-chilled until lunchtime. The interior band keeps utensils organized and conveniently stows an icepack to keep things cool.

Dakine Lunch Box


Durable enough for the foot race to the bus stop, Dakine’s take on a classic lunch box includes a zippered top slot for napkins, a note from home, or utensils. The roomy interior has enough space for all the snacks and lunch they’ll need for a full day of sending it in the schoolroom.

Kleen Kanteen Lunch Box


Sleek and easy to pack, Kleen Kanteen’s Lunch Box is made from food-grade stainless steel, with durable silicone around the lid. The snap-and-lock lid makes sure lunch won’t end up all over your student’s backpack, and the vent corner makes heating up lunch simple.

CamelBak Eddy Insulated Water Bottle


Perfect for both the school day and the weekend hike, the CamelBak Eddy keeps water chilled without spilling. The durable carry handle makes it easy to attach to a backpack when on the move, and the bite valve and straw means no tipping bottles in the air to stay hydrated.

Kleen Kanteen Sport Cap Insulated Water Bottle


Available in a multitude of colors to fit your kid’s aesthetic, the Kleen Kanteen Sport Cap Water Bottle will keep them hydrated for even the toughest of four square matches on the playground. 

The stainless steel interior helps prevent this bottle from taking on the flavor of any liquids, so clean-up is easy.

Apparel & Masks

Whether your kiddo is starting school for the first year or the fifth, make getting dressed in the morning a little more exciting with some styles they will love to strut in the hallways.

Vans Old Skool Shoe


With all the features of the adult classic, the Old Skool is a tried and true shoe for schoolyard and skate park alike. A padded collar and grippy rubber sole make these as comfortable as they are stylish.

Tiny Whales Pink Skies Sweatshirt


For those not ready to relinquish summer styles, the Pink Skies Sweatshirt brings the sunset color palette to a fall-ready layer. The 100% cotton build provides cozy warmth for those cooler mornings.

Backcountry Face Mask


The Backcountry Face Mask is comfortable for even the wriggliest of kiddos to wear all day. The double straps keep it firmly over the nose and mouth for better protection, while the filter pocket allows you to add a PM2.5 filter for added protection.