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big kids will love yak pak :: review & giveaway #BackToSchool

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With just over 3 weeks until my kids head back to school, we are in full-on Back To School shopping! I’ve sorted through the supply lists sent home by the teachers and made my lists — Items to Buy and Items to Reuse. See, in our house, school supplies (especially backpacks and lunch boxes) get used year after year until they are no longer usable.

This was a bit of a battle last year with my oldest daughter because, halfway through the school year, she decided she was not really into pink and princesses and, therefore, wanted a new backpack. Since the backpack was still in okay condition, she had to make due and come to terms that “pink” was not the end of the world (especially for only 3 more months of school).

Well, imagine her delight when I told her this Summer that we were retiring her old pink princess backpack and getting her a new one!


Except, shopping for backpacks with an 8 (“I’m going to be 9 this year mom!“) year old girl is not the easiest thing in the world! “No cartoon characters! No glitter! No pink! And it has to be fun!” Umm….

That’s when we decided to do some online shopping and I turned her towards Yak Pak.


Headquartered in New York, the prints on these bags from Yak Pak just scream FUN! Bright. Bold. Exactly what an 8 (almost 9) year old would love!

And she totally did!

After perusing through the different bags and designs, she finally landed on this really fun green/blue/black crazy striped bag. Completely her style!


She begs me almost daily if she can use her new backpack right now…to take for her gymnastics bag or on our next road trip. But here’s the other rule…no using Back To School supplies until school starts! Ha!


If you’re looking for some really fun #BackToSchool bags, lunch totes, and more for your pre-teen, teen or college bound kid, be sure to check out YakPak.com!


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  • denise a
    August 14, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    My nephew would love a new backpack to start off the new school year

  • susan smoaks
    August 14, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    our son really needs a new backpack this year. he is getting older and needs a more grown up back pack than he had last year.

  • Sofia
    August 14, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    If I were to win I’d give the backpack to my youngest who will be going to preschool this year! I am 100% sure he’d choose the black and blue checkered backpack 🙂

  • kathy pease
    August 14, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    My daughters boyfriends son would love one of these for school

  • Allison
    August 14, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    my six year old would be really excited about this!

  • jessica schueler
    August 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    My daughter

  • christine j
    August 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    my daughter would love this

  • Jenny Q.
    August 14, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I like the deluxe backpack with laptop sleeve.

  • tina reynolds
    August 14, 2014 at 11:06 am

    My 8 year old son would be thrilled with a new backpack

  • Debbie Welchert
    August 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

    My granddaughter would love a new backpack.

  • Marianna
    August 14, 2014 at 10:23 am

    my son definately needs a new backpack this year!

  • melina r
    August 14, 2014 at 7:51 am

    My daughter would love a new yak backpack for this school year.

  • Leela
    August 14, 2014 at 5:50 am

    All of my kids would.

  • Melanie Comello
    August 14, 2014 at 12:14 am

    My little girl would absolutely love these! Especially the
    Deluxe Backpack with laptop sleeve.

  • Melanie Montgomery
    August 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    My fifteen year old sister in law would!

  • Rebecca Lock
    August 13, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    My 11 year old daughter would really like a new back pack.

  • Tricha
    August 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    My niece, Parker

  • amanda whitley
    August 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    my daughter would get a lot of use from the bag!

  • Sue Hull
    August 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    My niece is going into 1st grade so I know she’d love this. Thank you for the great giveaway 🙂

  • Peggy Rydzewski
    August 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    My 7 year old grandson would like this.

  • Caitlin McClure
    August 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    My son needs a backpack!

  • Ed
    August 13, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    This would be for Josie!

  • Ellie W
    August 13, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    My grandson would like a new backpack. He’s entering 1st grade.

  • Jennifer R
    August 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I visited http://yakpak.com and the person in my family who would love a new back pack to start off the school year is my daughter.

  • Missy
    August 13, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    My daughter would love a new backpack.

  • Kate Newton
    August 13, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    My son Dash would love a new Pak for 1st grade 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Diane Cooper
    August 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    My grandson would love to have one of these great backpacks.

  • Marcia Goss
    August 13, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    My granddaughter would love a new backpack.

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    August 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    My son would love to have this backpack!!!

  • stephanie baker
    August 13, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I sure wish I knew about these backpacks before we did our school shopping (we started school yesterday). I’ve already put on my foster daughter’s Christmas shopping list to get her some of the headphones! Maybe next year we can get her the backpack to match.

  • Kelly H.
    August 13, 2014 at 11:58 am

    My daughter would love a new backpack.

  • Leslie L Stanziani
    August 13, 2014 at 9:27 am

    My 14 year old daughter would love a new backpack this year.

  • Shannon
    August 12, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    My daughter would love a Deluxe Backpack!

  • Jill Myrick
    August 12, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    My daughter would love a new backpack for school.


  • Brenda Elsner
    August 12, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    My son would love a new back pack.

  • Monique Rizzo
    August 12, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    My daughter would love one of these.

  • Erica B.
    August 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    My niece would love a new bag.

  • carol gentry
    August 12, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    My set of twin grand kids. They start school this year.

  • Miz Vickik
    August 12, 2014 at 1:20 am

    My daughter would like one!

  • Holli G.
    August 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    My son would love it!

  • Masooma
    August 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    My son would love to take this to his first day of school

  • erica
    August 11, 2014 at 11:01 am

    these are great!

  • danielle Marie
    August 11, 2014 at 4:16 am

    my niece maddie is just starting school and could really use one.

  • Rebecca Parsons
    August 11, 2014 at 1:05 am

    My stepson would love a new backpack.

  • Stephanie Larison
    August 10, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    My daughter would love this!

  • adina
    August 10, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    my son would love a new bag!

  • Nannypanpan
    August 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    My son would love it

  • Tara
    August 10, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    My son would love a yakpak!

  • D Schmidt
    August 10, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    My son would love the plaid backpack

  • Stephanie Galbraith
    August 10, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    My daughter would love a new backpack.

  • Sindy Murray
    August 10, 2014 at 11:07 am

    My son will love a new backpack!

  • Terra Heck
    August 10, 2014 at 6:25 am

    My 11 yoa step-daughter would love to have a yak pak. Thanks.

  • brandy g.
    August 10, 2014 at 3:02 am

    My daughter would like the bright fun backpack.

  • JR FrugalMom
    August 10, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Our middle son would love a new backpack this year, although his is still holding up well going into the fourth year. I think he’d go for the red and black backpack, as red is his favorite color.

  • Meghan Finley
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  • Heather B
    August 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    My daughter would love a new bright fun backpack!

  • kelly D
    August 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    My daughter or son would like a new bag.

  • Marci
    August 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    My daughter would like it!

  • Maureen
    August 9, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    My daughter would love a Yak Pak backpack!

  • Ruth Alvarez
    August 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    So cute, would love this for my little sister. Thank you.

  • Nina
    August 9, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    My 5 year old would love a new backpack for kindergarten

  • Patricia
    August 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    My first grader would love it.

  • Daraya
    August 9, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    My niece would love a new backpack! 🙂

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    it would be my son that is going into 4th grade

  • Amanda Alvarado
    August 9, 2014 at 12:28 am

    My 6 yo dd could use one of these!

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    My 10 year old daughter would love the Purple Ombre Leopard Backpack for school.

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    August 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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    August 8, 2014 at 11:19 am

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  • Dena Furgason
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    My son PJ would love a new backpack to school.

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    August 8, 2014 at 10:47 am

    My son and daughter would love a new backpack!

  • Janet W.
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