Find the Best Gear for the New School Year

- Forecasts Back-to-School Trends -

Aug 18, 2000, 01:00 ET from

    NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This back-to-school season, find the
 latest and greatest bags, knapsacks, computer cases and more at the
 Back-To-School center on, the world's largest online
 retailer for bags and accessories.  The site features a trend-setting
 selection of multipurpose backpacks, high-tech messenger bags and children's
 character bags for every need.  Here is eBags' forecast of the must-have
 back-to-school products for teens and children:
     -- Junior High to College:
     For the XXL Load -- new backpack designs feature revolutionary systems and
 load-lifting conveniences to help transfer the weight from the back, neck and
 shoulders to the hips to cushion and absorb the impact of a heavy load.
     -- JanSport Airlift(TM) Series (limited distribution, but guaranteed on
        eBags including 20 great, new styles)
          Air Wave                                                     $69.99
          Stratosphere                                                 $79.99
     -- The North Face
          Panic (can even fit a skateboard!)                           $59.00
          Hot Shot (available in popular fatigue color)                $69.00
     -- Eastpak Chaos Series (all designed to fit CD players)
          Disc-Connect                                                 $44.99
          Transform                                                    $59.99
     High-Tech Colored Urban Gear -- for those who prefer to express an edgier,
 street style, messenger bags in high-tech colors including silver, orange blue
 and red are available by popular names like:
     -- Diesel "Bob a Job" Messenger Bag                               $67.00
     -- Timbuk2 Dee Dog Messenger                                      $69.99
     -- Trager Seattle Messenger                                       $74.99
     -- Chrome Ransacker Messenger Bag                                 $84.99
     The Ladies' Room -- "just for girls" small, sleekly designed packs cater
 to female students and are made of soft materials from:
     -- Candies "Night Rider" Convertible Backpack                     $24.99
     -- FUBU Girl's Saddle Backpack                                    $49.99
     -- Wawabags "Liu Bodybag Set" with Oriental Design                $125.00
     -- Elementary School
     Clear and Cartoon Characters -- for children, the hot items are those that
 let you see your stuff, that are easy-to- carry and the always popular cartoon
 characters.  Move over Pokemon and make room for Digimon!
     -- Romar Accessories Digimon Backpacks (guaranteed to be in stock on
          Clear Backpack                                               $17.99
          With Detachable Lunch Pack                                   $19.99
          Rolling Backpack                                             $29.99
          Digimon Messenger Bag                                        $24.99
     -- Pyramid Accessories Pokemon Backpacks
          "Evolution" Mini-Backpack                                    $14.99
          Sling Bag                                                    $17.99
          Large Plush Backpack                                         $19.99
     -- Pre-School & Kindergarten
     Dual Function Backpacks - calm first-day-of-school jitters with a plush
 backpack that acts as a companion and tiny carryall.  Popular characters
 include: Kermit the Frog, Curious George, and Arthur.
     -- Giftware North Amercia
         "The Muppets" Kermit Rucksack                                 $24.99
         "Wallace & Gromit" Gromit in a Raincoat Rucksack              $34.99
     -- Thomas & Friends Messenger Bag                                 $19.99
     -- Wildkin Arthur Packpal                                         $29.99
     eBags ultra-stylish bags are suitable for all students, from preschool to
 graduate school students.  In-depth descriptions, color photos, customer
 ratings and feedback accompany each bag featured on the site.  eBags also
 offers great customer assistance and a 30-day money back guarantee. is the world's largest online retailer of bags and accessories
 for all lifestyles.  From computer cases and travel totes to adventure gear
 and handbags, the site carries a full line of bags from well-known
 manufacturers, including Samsonite, JanSport, Eagle Creek, The North Face,
 Adrienne Vittadini, Callaway and Timberland.  Additional information can be
 found at