Our upper schools require the use of mesh or clear backpacks.  While clear backpacks work better on rainy days, most of the students prefer mesh.  I have many readers respond with suggestions of where to buy these packs and which have held up over time.   Thank you!   The bags are harder to find in store, so I suggest online shopping.  There isn’t many extra features to compare, but I suggest you make sure there are various pouches including a side water bottle pouch.  Readers suggested Under Armour brand as one that held up well.  We personally went with a Nike bag, but it was tricky to find one in stock.  The prices listed below are as of August 17, 2018.  Prices and sales are always subject to change.

On Amazon, you can score a few bags for under $25 with 4 or better star ratings.

One bag is the Eastport Mesh which comes in a variety of cute designs and colors for around $14

The Nike mesh bag is what we selected and found the best deal on the day we purchased through Academy Sports.  Start off at TopCashback where you will get 3% back and a $5 Walmart gift card for new users (perfect for school supplies) then type in Academy Sports to be led to their site.  The Nike bag runs $34.99 with free shipping and free returns.


Using TopCashBack as a new user can score you a clear backpack free after cashback.  You need to follow these links and spend $9 or more and you will get $10 cashback plus a $5 gift card, making this an actual money maker! Just follow this link https://www.topcashback.com/join-us/backpack/ref/crumbsinthecouch.  I have been using Top Cash Back for several years and they are a great company with very reliable free payouts!

Here is a clear pack from Wal Mart by Eastport for $12.88 , which with the TopCashBack deal becomes an actual $2 money maker after cashback and gift card!


Eastport Mesh is running $9.88 on Walmart which means you will have a $5 moneymaker!   Wow!



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