April 15, 2024


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Need a backpack for traveling or school? Check out the North Face’s 30% off sale

Is there a place a backpack cannot go? Fill it, flip it over your shoulder and take off. Here’s another perk: Get 30% off select backpacks during The North Face’s sale this weekend, Aug. 14-16.

The traditional backpack might not be needed this year to accompany your child to school, but packs still can keep supplies in one place to move from the kitchen table to a desk in the bedroom.

Borealis backpacks, in 25 colors, and two sizes — 27 and 28 liter — on sale for $62.30 each, have an improved suspension system for comfort. There are dedicated compartments such as padded, protective laptop and tablet sleeves and stretch-mesh water bottle pockets plus an external bungee cord to lash on more gear.

Back-to-school packs on sale include the Youth Recon Squash backpack ($35), which can fit a standard (9.5-inch by 12-inch) folder and water bottles.

And there is a Kid’s Sprout daypack ($24.50) for young explorers, age two to four, to carry their own juice box, snacks and souvenirs.

Shipping is free and the price can be paid in installments.

See more at The North Face customer appreciation sale

Backcountry’s semi-annual sale has everything from camping, hiking, fishing and biking to yoga gear and backpacks. Clothing and equipment for winter sports are on sale too, if you’re planning ahead. Save up to 50% off Patagonia, Arc’teryx, Fjallraven and more until Aug. 28.

Take up to 45% off Backcountry-branded gear and apparel including travel shirts, jumpsuits, shorts and hats. A versatile duffel for month-long trips or hefty gear storage with a waterproof compartment is on sale for $98.

Take up to 65% off prAna sustainably-made, active lifestyle apparel and gear.

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Under Armour is having a backpack event through Labor Day. Sign up for emails and get free shipping on your next order. Check out sales on shoes and accessories at the UnderArmour.com outlet.

Walmart is campaigning to be your “school prep headquarters.” You can download free activity sheets based on PBS Kids and ABCMouse educational games, from math problems to instructions to build a paper polyhedron.

Featured brands on Walmart’s learning at home page include Crayola (Silly Scents Twistables Crayons to drawing tablets) and Chromebook.

Also on sale: Apple 13-Inch MacBook Pro is priced at $1,399, instead of $1,679.

Shortcuts: Shop by your child’s grade to find essential school supplies. Teachers can search for classroom essentials by categories such as workbooks and awards. Everyone can check out deals and clearance items, from calculators to binders.

While preparing for a child to hit the books, parents can get their office organized for working from home or homeschooling. New to Walmart is the WorkEZ BEST lightweight aluminum laptop stand with an adjustable height ($39.99).

The retail giant is also having a “School Savings” sale on backpacks.

Disney: Character-themed backpacks, from Toy Story to princesses, are on sale, while various notebooks and other stationary supplies can also be found starting at $8.

If your child is attending in-person classes, a four-pack of face masks with Disney’s iconic characters are also available.

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eBay: Find back-to-school backpacks, supplies, uniforms and more.

IKEA: The discount retailer has tons of items for college students, including workspaces, desks, bedding and more. Shop the entire section here.

Note that IKEA only offers shipping to select locations.

[Best deals on dorm room, apartment essentials for those going back to college for fall term in midst of coronavirus]

JanSport: Take 30% off backpack accessories. The Superbreak laptop backpack has an internal laptop sleeve and side water bottle pocket. It comes in 20 colors ($40).

The environmentally friendly Superbreak backpack is made of 100% recycled polyester, nylon webbing and cording — the equivalent of 20 plastic bottles ($50).

And the JanSport Agave daypack has a padded sleeve to hold a 3-liter bottle (“hydration system”) or a 15-inch laptop ($70).

Macy’s: You can find backpacks for 20% off or more, along with storage and organizers listed at 20% off.

Staples: For those engaging in at-home or hybrid classes, a great workspace is important.

Staples’ Mesh Fabric Desk Chair is now $109, compared to $200. If you want to ditch the chair, browse these standing desks starting at $32.

Amazon: The online retail giant has a complete school supplies guide along with a college shopping guide full of deals.

Students can rent and buy used versions of textbooks with a Prime Student membership. Other perks include free delivery and unlimited access to Prime movies and TV shows. First-time users can get a six-month free trial. Amazon’s Prime Student Picks section lists top items purchased by members.

Office and school supplies deals include copy paper and ink.

— Janet Eastman with Nicolette Accardi of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

[email protected] | @janeteastman

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