It’s hard to believe that back-to-school is literally around the corner. I feel like summer just started, but lots of kids go back in August so the hunt for the right gear is officially on. Back-to-school backpacks in particular. A school backpack is much more than a way to carry books and school supplies. As the one fashion item your kid wears every day, it’s a defining part of their school look.

But kids’ backpacks aren’t just about fashion, they need to be about function, too. The best backpacks for kids incorporate cool design and plenty of storage with a comfy fit that won’t bother them while lugging their wares to and from school.

Looking for the perfect back-to-school backpacks that your kid will be ready to hit the halls (and hopefully the books, too) with? This list is of the 12 coolest back-to-school backpacks is a great place to start shopping: