A serious go-bag meant for children — aimed at 10 to 14 year olds, but could be used by children quite a bit younger as it's highly adjustable and, importantly, comfortable. Uses the same type of suspension as adult models. Only weighs 2.3 pounds. Also larger sizes, the Ace 50 and Ace 75, for older kids. For younger kids, see the Osprey Jet 18.
Osprey Ace 38 Internal Frame Pack for kids
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Bottom line: If you have a child, it's great for them to have their own bag which could be used as a go-bag in emergency situations. These bags by Osprey have the features of adults, but are meant for kids.
Recommended for: Go-bag, shelters.
We have a five year old who can just fit this bag. He loves it, as we don't have to fill it completely, but it fits on his hips and moves with his body. Plus it gives him a sense of accomplishment to be carrying some of his own "weight." Critically, the suspension is great, and it's got straps to attach gear. It will grow as he grows.