Should I buy a rolling backpack?
Rolling or wheeled back packs serve the same purpose as a traditional backpack. However, before purchasing rolling backpacks consider the weight of the backpack alone. Rolling backpacks can weigh up to 5 pounds or more. Some rolling or wheeled backpacks will not fit into school lockers. If the campus (or home) has stairs it will have to be carried up and down the stairs.
"I purchased a rolling backpack for my daughter in elementary school in an effort to take the load off of her back and immediately found that she couldn't lift it up the step to get onto the bus. She became frustrated and accidents became a bigger concern to me. She went back to her heavy but more manageable backpack".
Backpack Cleaning Tips:
Ripstop Duralite Polyester, Tarmac Crossweave, Nylon
These fabrics have a special coating and backing; products made with these fabircs should NEVER be put in the washer or dryer. The best way to clean these types of fabric is with a damp cloth or consult a drycleaner.
Cotton Canvas (without any leather)
Machine wash COLD. Canvas colors can bleed--wash separately. To dry, pack bag with towels to keep the backpack shape and let air dry.
Leather can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Some quality leather cleaners can also be used. Never put any backpack or duffel bag with leather in the washer or dryer.
Never put any wheeled backpacks or duffel bags in the washer and dryer.