The best backpacks of 2012 are a mix of radical new designs with old classics, plus a smattering of ergonomic features. While researching our updated report on backpacks, six models stood out as the best for specific populations, from toddlers to college students. (We have separate reports geared specifically toward hiking backpacks and laptop bags.) Click through the slideshow to see each of the best-reviewed models, plus two more that caught our eye as something special, and a bonus lunch bag.
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