Branded Backpacks

Backpacks are a very functional way of carrying articles around and have a number of uses & requirements – great for school kids, trampers and anyone who needs to carry stuff but wants their hands free.

Backpacks are a really good option for conference bags. A colourful backpack with bold branding will definitely be taken home and used so attendees will see and remember the event every day. They may even be re-used as kids’ school bags.

The earliest fabric used to make backpacks was cotton canvas waterproofed with a heavy wax coating. However, this has now been substituted for polyester as the canvas was heavy, prone to abrasion & when stored wet it would rot.

Backpacks range from the simplest of styles to backpacks for trampers with a padded back & a cooler bag for carrying food & drinks or wet clothing to backpacks for business people with a headphone port & a foam padded laptop compartment. Most recently there has been the release of an anti-theft backpack which combines tough uncompromising security with advanced storage features.

Branding on backpacks: What you NEED to know

Most backpacks can be branded using the following techniques.

Screen print: Ideal for branding backpacks as large print areas are possible and is ideal for large solid areas of colour. Close PMS matches are possible on white or light coloured backpacks.

Digital transfers: Used for branding fabrics this method produces crisp, clear artwork reproduction even on textured fabrics. It has a matt finish and will not crack or fade under normal circumstances. It is a cost-effective method for producing spot colour or full-colour transfers.

Embroidery: An excellent way of branding backpacks as it has a higher perceived value and a depth of branding quality which other processes cannot match. Embroidery uses rayon thread stitched into the product which gives the finished image a slightly raised effect.


  • Small backpack ideal for travelling
  • Takes up very little room in a suitcase or weekend bag
  • Manufactured from a combination of 210D and 600D polyester
  • Includes adjustable padded shoulder straps & a woven carry handle
  • Zippered main closure and a  vertically zippered front pocket
  • Large zippered front pocket; woven carry handle & mesh drink bottle holder
  • Dimensions: H400mm x W230mm (excludes handle and shoulder straps)
  • Colours: red, dark blue, black
  • Branding options:  screen print, full colour transfer print or embroidery

(all pricing includes a one colour screen print in one position)

The 3 BEST Branded Backpacks

1.  Heather Finish Backpack (On Trend)

  • Manufactured from 600D polyester with a heather style finish
  • 210D polyester lining
  • Main compartment includes a padded laptop sleeve & zippered  closure
  • Includes a slip pocket on the side & a zippered front pocket
  • Adjustable shoulder straps with breathable padding & a woven carry handle
  • Dimensions: H440mm x W295mm x Gusset 135mm (excludes handle and shoulder straps)
  • Handle length: 175mm; Strap length (extended): 850mm
  • Colours: grey, orange, red, green, light blue, royal blue, navy, charcoal
  • Branding options: screen print; full colour transfer print; embroidery

2. Two Tone Backpack (Superb Functionality)

  • Manufactured from a two-tone combination of patterned 300D polyester with a 600D polyester back panel
  • 210D lining
  • Large zippered main compartment with a padded laptop sleeve
  • Two smaller external compartments with zippers
  • Includes a padded back and adjustable  shoulder straps with breathable padding  for extra comfort
  • Other features include two mesh side pockets, a padded carry handle, a hi-vis reflector on the front, elastic zipper pulls & coloured accents
  • Dimensions: H445mm x W290mm x G135mm (excludes handle and shoulder straps)
  • Handle length: 170mm; Strap length (extended): 780mm
  • Colours: grey, yellow, orange, red, green, light blue
  • Branding options: screen print; full colour transfer print; embroidery

3. Waterproof Backpack (Ultra Lightweight)

  • Reinforced PVC fabric with 100% waterproof heat welded seams
  • The fabrics are heavily coated with PVC to provide a completely waterproof & highly durable fabric for extreme conditions
  • 100% PVC coated polyester 250D; 100% waterproof heat welded seams; lightweight reinforced PVC fabric
  • Roll top closure with cinch straps
  • Padded adjustable shoulder straps and adjustable chest straps
  • Large waterproof zipper pocket
  • Contrast zippers and webbing
  • Capacity: 35 litres
  • Dimensions: 32cmW x 64cmH x 19.5cmD
  • Colours: red; orange; yellow; black; navy
  • Branding options: screen print only

Some more branded backpacks we can supply…

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact Carolyn Moore on 027 223 0138 or email

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