For Superhero Jr.
Why should your little traveler wear a backpack designed for mere mortals when he or she can don one that reveals the superhero within? When you unzip the hidden pocket at the top of the spongy nylon pack of the SuperME Cape Backpack, out flows an attached satiny cape. Another pocket holds a matching mask. Among 10 color schemes and themes are a black, gray and yellow Ninja Graffiti Cape Backpack, a pink and black/white striped Zebra Cape Backpack and a green and brown camouflage motif Safari Cape Backpack. It’s all in the name of fun and make-believe, meant to make kids feel a little more powerful. (There’s an antibullying subtext that junior may or may not perceive.) This backpack also is well-equipped for travel, with a zippered main compartment, adjustable padded back straps, a mesh side pocket for a water bottle and a big fold-over flap at the back with dual plastic snapbuckle-closure straps for securing cargo. For children ages 2 to 6. SuperME Cape Backpack costs $39.90. Info: www.supermehero .com