PatagoniaBonsai 14L Backpack - Kids'

Multi-purpose daypack.

Beach bag, lunchbox, storage unit, homework caddy, snack dispenser—the Patagonia Kids’ Bonsai Backpack plays many roles. Sized to hold enough goodies for a full day on the trail or city streets, this kids’ pack has a top-loading design for fast access to the main compartment and a zippered top pocket to hold small essentials. An organizational pocket inside keeps lunch money and sweet treats secure. The recycled polyester fabric feels supple and light while providing the durability needed for season after season of use. Human Curve shoulder straps have an ergonomic shape and feature lightweight padding that feels comfortable throughout a long day. Daisy chains add lash points for a bike light or a cherished stuffed companion, and an interior ID label lets your kid pass the Bonsai along to younger siblings when the time comes.

  • Recycled polyester fabric
  • DWR water-resistant finish
  • Human Curve shoulder straps
  • Zippered top pocket
  • External daisy chains for clipping additional items
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Wanted to Keep

    I love the retro look of this bag, but I feel like the color's are off. We ordered the blue and "red" for our toddler boy, but when it came the red is more orange. Was super bummed because everything else was perfect. Sent back because we didn't love the orange color.

    Day pack

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small

    Great day pack! fits much more than it seems. Multiple straps to contain items so nothing moves around. Easy carry. Not the most comfortable straps, but small and great for a quick day hike.

    One for each son

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We loved this backpack so much that we bought a second one for my youngest son when he started preschool. It holds a considerable amount of stuff but is still small enough for a 2-year-old to carry. They love their backpacks for hiking, fieldtrips, camping, cartrips....you name it. They hold up great...I'm talking, toddler boys throwing them on the floor or dragging them throughout the house and down the street, stuffing them full of stuff and giving them the full toddler beatdown. We're big fans.

    Great for Kindergarten

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    My daughter is starting Kindergarten this year and was pumped for this backpack. Seems big enough for folders but isn't giant on her. Plus I love the retro look!

    Packed and ready to roll!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    "Bonsai - Japanese art form using trees grown in containers often used in English as an umbrella term for all miniature trees in containers or pots" (Wikipedia). While the definition of Bonsai starts off well, as it highlights the idea of a "little trees," it quickly loses accuracy in regards to the Patagonia Bonsai pack. Although the bonsai tree is "contained" in a pot, there is nothing that can contain the bonsai backpack or my two little school age children who LOVE their backpacks.

    Homework folders, lunch pails, and 24 oz water bottles are just the necessities that easily fit into the pack. In addition to the required daily load, I am always surprised by the seemingly plethora of little treasure that my kids manage to stuff into these packs. Much to the dismay of our children's teacher, endless amounts of toys and other treasures seem to find their way into my children's pack. The best part is that these pack joined our family at the start of our children's respective school career and a couple of years later they hardly show any signs of wear - minus a few little "intentional" bedazzlements.

    My son loves this pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this for my son to use. It is very durable and a solid day pack.

    Unanswered Question

    what are the dimensions of the bag? And could an adult wear it?

    pint sized packs

    I am not sure who likes these more? My kids or me.

    pint sized packs

    great shot Will!

    This is a great photo! How old are your kids? Also, these look like they'd fit a letter size file folder but can you confirm? Thanks!

    Hello @sacattacked - my son is 7 and about 3' 7"-ish and my daughter is 5 and around 3' 5" -ish. The backpacks do accommodate the letter size file folder, a soft-sided lunch box and a 16 oz water bottle. Hope this helps.