A Kids’ Backpack with Grown-Up Features

Burton‘s best-selling Metalhead backpack, complete with laptop sleeve and insulated drink pocket, re-mixed and re-sized just for kids.

A snappy and rich-featured backpack is essential to a child at school and everywhere else. With graphics, features and capacity to please a finicky youngster in any setting, Burton’s latest youth backpack is top of the class.


Review of Burton Metalhead kids backpack
Metalhead Kids’ 18L, Embroidered Floral Print colourway. Photo: Mountain Life Media


Kid-sized but with grown-up features, the Burton Kids’ Metalhead 18L Backpack has enough storage and organization to make even the surliest roadie happy. A few litres bigger than the Gromlet, the Metalhead boasts a cavernous main compartment for all extra-curricular gear. And it will suit youths old enough to be packing a laptop or tablet, with a padded inner sleeve for that purpose.

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Review of Burton Metalhead kids backpack
Photo: Mountain Life Media


In addition, the backpack’s insulated/waterproof external pocket keeps drinks cool—another ace detail among many. And the electronics pocket, ID window, skate straps, and rugged construction add even more dependable functionality. Smaller than Burton’s Lunch-N-Pack but big enough for both essentials and non-essentials, the Metalhead 18L hits the sweet spot. And the material—600D polyester with PU backing—is tougher than most. It will endure years of daily punishment.


Photo: Mountain Life Media

Burton Kids’ Metalhead 18L Backpack DETAILS:

-Constructed with bluesign® approved materials use only safe chemicals and reduce impact on both humans and the planet during manufacturing.
-Wide, ergonomic shoulder straps with an adjustable sternum strap.
-External side pocket with waterproof cooler lining.
-Zippered side pocket with key clip.
-Laptop sleeve: 14in x 10in / 35.5cm x 26cm.
-Internal ID window with name card.
-Kid-friendly buckles.
-Reflective accents.