A rolling backpack is designed to help prevent kids from sustaining a painful back injury from carrying an overloaded backpack full of textbooks and other important class materials. Some kids in middle and high school have a limited amount of time between classes to return to their lockers to retrieve books for the next class. A rolling backpack is much more practical for them. They are able to carry more materials than they could with an ordinary backpack. Even some elementary school students prefer to use a rolling backpack, especially if they must rely on school buses for transportation.
Parents should consult with the school before buying a rolling backpack for their child. Because many schools are overcrowded, they may ban these backpacks that can cause problems in hallways. Rolling backpacks are recommended for students who must carry very heavy loads of books; however, when they are folded, they may cause discomfort on the back. Wheels make the rolling backpacks weigh much more than the other ones without wheels.