Thursday, August 23, 2012

Customize your Child's Backpack with Optari {Review}

Optari logo
When it comes to customizing their school supplies, children have a limited ability. Specific markers must be purchased, certain folders are requested, and our list even had the exact store to visit for one particular glue stick. Who knew that buying gear was such a uniform chore!

Fortunately, kids everywhere can still express their personality in a fashionable, unique way thanks to the colorful backpacks from Optari.

Optari backpacks

Wildly popular among young celebs such as Ashley Argota and Laura Slade Wiggins, as well as the celebrity offspring of Candace Cameron Bure, Optari's backpacks (as well as their Sol Totes and wristlets) are all the rage.

These affordable, durable, waterproof pieces are not only functional, but can be customized with Optari's Fobbz or Mini Fobbz, which are colorful charms that feature a rivet in the back of the charm that plugs into the holes on all Optari products. In the same way that kids love sticking Jibbitz in their Crocs, they'll love choosing between the 70+ shapes, animals, sports, flowers, initials, and more that Optari offers!

I had no doubt that my girls would be interested in a customizable backpack, and when the Black Backpack arrived (also available in purple, blue, green, red, and pink) with a handful of Mini Fobbz, it wasn't long before I was proven right.

Optari backpack

Right away it was easy to see the functionality of this backpack, as it features comfortable straps, sturdy zippers, side mesh pockets, and two large compartments with plenty of space to hold books, folders and more.

Inside the front compartment, students can stay organized with pen/pencil pockets and storage for smaller items so that they don't get lost at the bottom of the bag.

backpack organization

Inside the large compartment, an internal pocket helps keep items divided and there is plenty of room for full size folders, extra tennis shoes, and more.

large backpack

But of course the true uniqueness of Optari comes in with the front charms panel. This textured stiff panel features 21 holes that are just the right size to hold your child's Mini Fobbz of choice right in place.

Optari mini fobbz charms

As each Mini Fobbz (which are approximately 2" in size) have a stiff button backing...

Mini Fobbz backing

...simply push the button through the holes in the backpack and they pop and hold right in place.

Optari mini fobbz

With plenty of room for all of your child's favorite Mini Fobbz, it's just too easy to have a great time putting these on, moving them around, taking them off, and repeating. These are just such a cute way to show off your interests in a colorful, cheery way!

Optari Backpacks regularly retail for $29.99 but are currently on sale for $25, an affordable price for a piece that is so durable, high quality and waterproof (talk about easy to clean)! Mini Fobbz retail for $3 each and come in an assortment of shapes and sizes including Alien, Biker Dog, Cheer, Cool Penguin, Faerie, Horse, Ladybug, Mermaid, Owl, Robot, and many more.
    To find out more about this innovative line of Backpacks, Sol Totes, Wristlets and the newly added Spikeletz (soft, stretchy, spikey bracelets) and to make a purchase, visit Optari on their website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

    (Other than the Backpack and Mini Fobbz that I was provided by Optari, I was not provided with anything or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my opinion of these products.)


    MichelleS said...

    Wow! Those are such cool backpacks that kids can personalize!

    Pamela k said...

    Is awesome that kids can choose exactly how they want to decorate their backpacks.

    Cujo hmb said...

    Oh - I've gotta find this. My kids would love it ~ Thanks