Anything but a backback

Get Ready for Anything But A Backpack Day

Check out these useful Murdoch’s products that work double-duty as clever and practical solutions for this fun day at school.

Call it whacko, call it bussin’, call it a clever idea, call it anything but a backpack. That’s the inspiration behind Anything But A Backpack Day, the new spirit week craze that for a day calls on kids to swap backpacks for anything else to carry their school supplies.

Here is our list of ideas for your student to pull, push, carry, or drag into Anything But A Backpack Day.

Cashel Horn Bag

Murdoch's – Cashel - Medium Horn Bags w/Water Bottle Pocket (murdochs.com)

OK, giddyup to school with everything loaded into a horn bag, a two-bag system designed to anchor to the horn of a saddle. Of course, it fits best on a horse, but on this fun day, it can be worn on the head of a goofball, slung over a shoulder, or carried by hand. There’s room in the bags for schoolbooks, lunch, and supplies; it even has a pocket for a cell phone/camera and another for two water bottles.

Melissa & Doug Cutie Pie Butterfly Net

Murdoch's – Melissa & Doug - Cutie Pie Butterfly Net (murdochs.com)

What a catch! The Melissa & Doug Cutie Pie Butterfly Net is an inexpensive yet colorful way to carry school supplies. Load the school stuff into the pink polyester net and transport it over the shoulder by holding the flowery pink- and green-striped handle. Then, at the end of the school day, your student is free to catch bugs and butterflies on the walk home.

Bloom Collapsible Garden Bag

Murdoch's – Bloom - Collapsible Garden Bag - Assorted Colors (murdochs.com)

Get a handle on the day with the Bloom Collapsible Garden Bag. Made of tough polyester, the 20-gallon bag has two handles for the student looking to avoid lugging around bulky items with no handle. Available in assorted styles and colors, it is a spirit day win!

Gorilla Carts Heavy Duty Poly Yard Cart

Murdoch's – Gorilla Carts - 10 cu. ft. Heavy Duty Poly Yard Cart (murdochs.com)

Show school spirit and make a statement with the Gorilla Carts Heavy Duty Poly Yard Cart. The statement may trend toward overkill, but so what! The cart has enough room for school supplies galore and, with a 1,500-pound load limit, a few pals. Smaller Gorilla Carts fit fewer pals but are available at Murdoch’s.

Richland Yellowstone Mesh Feed Bucket

Murdoch's – Richland Yellowstone - Mesh Feed Bucket (murdochs.com)

Imagine the Richland Yellowstone Mesh Feed Bucket filled with school supplies and slung over a shoulder. Admit it, you see the potential for cool fashion. With a white canvas bottom, multi-colored mesh top, and blue web strap, the feed bucket clears the anything-but-a-bucket hurdle with flying colors.

True Temper Aluminum Scoop Shovel

Murdoch's – True Temper - Number 12 Alum Scoop Shovel with Wooden D-Handle (murdochs.com)

The True Temper Aluminum Scoop Shovel description indicates that it “is ideal for the transport of all materials, loose and bulky.” That can serve as a depiction of school supplies, so ’nuff said. Plus, on a snowy school day, which participant of Anything But A Backpack Day could get extra credit for shoveling the sidewalk?

Robert Allen Vintage Collection Floral Planter Bucket

Murdoch's – Robert Allen - Vintage Collection Floral Planter (murdochs.com)

This is not just any ol’ bucket. This bucket planter features a charming floral embossed design in galvanized silver, rustic white, or new penny. It has personality, like your student. Fill the bucket with school supplies, grab the solid wood handle, and it is off to school. Hi ho!

Truper Landscaper Wheelbarrow

Murdoch's – Truper - 6 cu. ft. Landscaper Wheelbarrow (murdochs.com)

A wheel, handles, a voluminous steel tray … tah dah! The Truper Landscaper Wheelbarrow is a heavy-duty brute of a transport that is nothing like a backpack. It is, however, equipped to carry a good load of school supplies and is easy to push.

Aspen Pet Pet Fashion Porter

Murdoch's – Aspen Pet - Pet Fashion Porter (murdochs.com)

The dog ate my homework! If the plan is to head to school with an excuse, make it a good one. When filled with school supplies, the Aspen Pet Pet Fashion Porter is a believable and fun option for Anything But A Backpack Day. The dog won’t mind.

Murdoch’s EVR-ICE 30 Can Backpack Cooler

Murdoch's – Murdoch's - EVR-ICE 30 Can Backpack Cooler (murdochs.com)

Not only does it look cool, cool is what Murdoch’s EVR-ICE Backpack Cooler does. And it is roomy. With the carrying capacity to hold 30 cans plus ice, it has the school day covered with room for all the lunch, supplies, and books needed for the day.

Hydro Flask Outdoor Tote

Murdoch's – Hydro Flask - Outdoor Tote (murdochs.com)

A handy satchel created to transport outdoor dining gear, the Hydro Flask Outdoor Tote takes on Anything But A Backpack Day with space inside for easy-load options like school supplies and pockets outside for grab-and-go items like a phone. Students will like the carry options, which include quick grab handles and shoulder straps.

Pelican Argo 100X Kayak

Murdoch's – Pelican - 10' Argo 100X Kayak (murdochs.com)

For the student who is going places and ready to launch, this Pelican Kayak may be perfect. It has handles. It has a spacious cockpit. It is built for adventure. It will make a statement. It will not fit in a locker.