Monday, June 24, 2013



Best Backpacks for School Stephen Joseph Sidekick Backpack Tiger

Stephen Joseph Sidekick Backpack Tiger

I love this cute little back pack. My son is 1 and we use it to carry his daily supplies back and forth to daycare and as a substitute diaper bag. He likes the bright colors and he knows it's his bag. We get lots of compliments on it where ever we go. It's the perfect size for a toddler and the straps are adjustable. It's sturdy and well made, and though it's on the small side, it holds just the right amount of stuff, (which for us is a lot since I'm an over-packer anyway). The name-tag inside didn't bleed and run when I wrote my son's name on it like most fabric tags do. The front pocket is great for the things you need more frequently like kleenux, and small toys, and it has a loop you can hook your keys onto. The side pouch is the perfect fit for a sippy cup. I so glad I got this; I just ordered the matching lunchbox and if I'm half as happy with it as I am with this backpack I'll be really pleased.

Two weeks after I posted this review, and after barely 2 months of use, the zipper for the main compartment broke. I was heartbroken. I searched everywhere for the receipt so I could call for a possible replacement, but no luck. I spent an hour trying to repair it, which to my amazement, I eventually did, but now I feel that it's fragile and I'm waiting for it to break again. So I wanted to add this warming. Do not over-pack and stretch the zipper, it's only plastic and will stretch and bend. Keep an eye on the teeth as you can see them separating and that is your warning of impending breakage.

I know this is made for little kids, but if I was the maker of this product I think that I would use a metal zipper for the main compartment as they are stronger and can take a lot more abuse than a plastic one.

I still love and would recommend this product, I'd just be a little more careful with it.

It's now been 9 months since I repaired the zipper and I haven't had a single problem with it since then. And, we LOVE the lunch box just as much as the backpack.

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Title Post: backpack
Rating: 99% based on 987 ratings. 7 user reviews.
Author: Alyssa kay
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  1. Maritza Sawyer11/18/2010 8:32 AM

    This backpack is perfect for my almost 2 yr old. It is very sturdy and well made. Good for traveling and bringing toys and books along.

  2. I was debating between this and the one from skip hop and decided on this one because it was bigger. It's just the right size for my almost 4 yr old to take to school this year. Super cute and my son loves it.

  3. Greg Peterson12/13/2011 9:32 AM

    I use this bag as a diaper bag for my toddler son, it is big enough for pampers, wipes, extra clothes, toys and a few of mommy's things. Perfect bag!

  4. Great, sturdy backpack. Very cute and just what I was expecting. My 3yr old son loves putting it on for preschool every day.

  5. I bought this for my grandson and he seemed to really like it. He turned 3 and I had pulled the cords as far as I could and it fit him just fine.

  6. Albert Pickett10/24/2012 10:32 AM


  7. Lance Melton11/20/2012 3:32 PM

    My son loved his back pack perfect size for a 2-3 years old, and have enought space to put his toys in it!

  8. Reginald Blanchard11/27/2012 10:32 AM

    I purchased this to use as a diaper bag for my one year old and its great. This is everything I thought it would be it looks just like the picture colors are so bright and there is plenty of room inside and the material seems durable

  9. William Mcintosh12/12/2012 4:32 AM

    My son loves to carry things in his pockets and in bags so I got him this tiger backpack. It is well constructed and true to the picture. However, the bag is quite large for my son, who is a bit shy of 24 months. I think I will have to wait a few months before he can really use it; although he does enjoy putting it on, its just too large for him to wear for more than a few minutes. Overall, it is study, attractive and has nice features- such as mesh side pockets for bottles.