Zatchels’ Top 2 Back To School Bags For 2023

With back to school time just around the corner, you’re likely to be rushing to find all those last minute essentials for the kids. One thing you’ll want to get off your list is finding them new school bags. In order to try and make life just that little bit easier, we’ve selected our top two school bags for 2023 from the Zatchels collection. We’ve chosen these based on their practicality, comfort, and general resilience to wear and tear. With these factors in mind, our top school bags for girls and boys heading back for the new term are:

Handmade Leather Satchel

Made using durable leather that will withstand the wear and tear of school life, there are many reasons our handmade leather satchels make the perfect school bags. For one thing, the satchel features a spacious inner compartment and front pocket, offering plenty of space for carrying the essentials, and staying organised throughout the day. Our regular size 16 inch satchel offers just the right amount of space to accommodate a small lunchbox alongside stationery and books etc., as well as laptops up to 15 inches in size.

These school bags are available in a wide range of colours for the kids to choose from. These include red, orange, blue, yellow, pink and brown to name just a few. The classic design of satchel school bags, alongside the quality of Zatchels choice of leather make them a timeless pick for both younger and older children, that will last them a number of school years, without the need to buy a replacement at the start of each new year.

However the real benefit of our handmade leather satchels when used as school bags is their versatility. The adjustable, detachable straps ensure that the bag can be worn cross body, on the shoulder or carried as a clutch. You can even add backstrap straps to make it a leather satchel backpack.The buckles can also be switched out for magnetic fastenings, which some children may find easier for securing the bag with.

Zatchels handmade leather satchels in an assortment of colours

Handmade Leather Backpack

Looking for the perfect boys/girls school backpack? Backpacks make practical and comfortable school bags. Aside from the obvious benefit of being able to carry belongings on your back, they’re also really useful if your child has lots of additional kit to carry, such as PE kit. The Zatchels city backpack features a spacious inner compartment for carrying all the essentials, as well as a generously sized front compartment for storing extra belongings, and keeping items organised.

The backpack straps themselves are fully adjustable and are available with strap sliders for extra comfort. The straps can also be removed so that the bag can be worn as a shoulder bag. Available in plus or small size, the plus size can carry laptops up to 12 inches in size, whilst the small size can accommodate laptops or tablets as large as 10 inches in size.

Our handmade leather satchel backpacks make practical school bags, however they’re also available in a range of fun colours. Magenta, daffodil yellow and Kaleidoscope are perfect for adding a touch of colour to the school day, whilst classic colours like chestnut and black are also available to choose from. Like all other bags in the Zatchels collection, our boys/girls school backpacks are of course handcrafted using fine quality leather to ensure they are hard wearing whilst looking great.

Kaleidoscope leather city backpack placed on a desk next to cactus ornaments and pink desk lamp

For more information on any of our handmade leather bags, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.