School year 2016 is just around the corner. David’s books and school supplies have all been bought. His patches for the 2nd grade are waiting to be sewed on. We’ll be buying his school shoes a week before school starts because his feet are growing fast! Everything is set and now what we need to consider buying next is his school bag.
The bags kids bring to school nowadays are HUGE! Pwede na talagang carry-on luggage. Kuya’s school bag last year was a bag with his school’s logo that we bought from his school coop. I have a feeling it will disintegrate soon given the daily wear and tear it gets from David.
So, while Dan and I were shopping around for school supplies I also looked at all the school bags available for kids nowadays. I have a mental wishlist of what I want David’s bag to have:
1. Water Resistant Material – I want David’s bag to withstand the rainy/typhoon season without worrying about his school supplies getting wet. I want David to be confident that all he needs to protect when the strong rains come is himself and that he doesn’t need to think about his bag na. I’ve seen plastic covers for bags which I think are not really useful, kids will drag their bags running to their cars and school buses and the bags will get wet eventually. What I want is the peace of mind that even if the bag gets wet, it will be easy to clean
2. Sturdy Hardware – The stroller handle should be easy for David to pull out and put back in. The zipper pulls need to be strong and easy for him to grip. The zipper shouldn’t snag and be smooth. With all the opening and closing he does to get his stuff, a lot of kuya’s bags all have non-working zippers na (yung nakabukas na lang forever) so for his school bag I want the zippers talaga to be reliable.
3. Lots of Storage – Most bags just have one main compartment and a few pockets that are sometimes too small to keep anything. A bag with lots of storage will allow Kuya to organize his school supplies better and make the things he need so much more accessible.
So when I got Granite Gear’s Trailster to review I used these 3 points to figure if this is a good bag for Kuya. Let’s see:
For one, Kuya’s excited. The bag is a definite step-up from what he has kasi haha. He loves that the bag can be a backpack and a trolley too! On top of the bag is a padded handle which makes it easy to lift the bag when putting it in the car or school bus.