We've found that if you talk with kids, rather than down to them, you might learn a thing or two. Like that not all of them want teddy bears, princesses and super heroes on their backpacks — some kids want the same cool organization and features that the grown-ups get. When we designed The Sprout Kid's Backpack, we applied all the same consideration and thought we put into our adult backpacks, scaled down to kid size. For children 4 years to 8 years old, The Sprout just might be the #1 backpack out there for day hikes, museum/library/field trips, or even an overnight at the grandparents. It's also worth pointing out that The Sprout is amongst the rare Made in USA backpack options for kids.
We definitely learned a thing or three from our Sprout beta-testers: Sloane (age 4) convinced us of the necessity of a sternum strap on the Sprout, and Oliver (age 7) requested the small, almost-secret side pockets you'll find in the main compartment of the Sprout.