REI's updated kids' pack for school and trail has features found on more expensive packs--like a padded back and padded, curved shoulder straps. Foam-padded back and foam-padded, curved shoulder straps let kids comfortably carry the load. Panel-loading main compartment can hold books, notebooks and other school essentials, or a day's worth of hiking gear on the trail. Front zippered pocket has an internal organizer letting kids stash lunch money, pens/pencils and erasers--plus key clip for house key! Two side mesh pockets keep essentials close at hand for quickly stowing your water bottle, hat, gloves or found treasures. Reflective binding increases visibility in low-light conditions.