Dianne Charles Backpack September 16th, 2019 - 12:20:50
If my three hours was any indication, buying a good backpack is not an easy task. With hundreds of backpack manufacturers and styles, it can understandably be overwhelming. Whatever you do, don't go cheap. You'll be doing yourself a disservice and end up buying a new one anyways. A good backpack is an investment. You needn't spend $500 on a backpack, but be wary of cheap, no-frills, run of the mill $70 brands, as you'll regret the design flaws and absence of extras. Spend a little more for a good backpack from a trusted brand, and it will be your companion for many trips to come. The Osprey pack I eventually settled on has traveled with me from the U.S to the Middle East for 10 awesome years and I know it has another good 10 years to go.
This is why you need to think carefully about the length and conditions of the trip you are planning to take before heading out. By studying your backpacking gear list, you will be fully prepared and confident that your backpacking experience will be a good one. Depending on the type of backpacking adventure you are considering, consulting a reputable guide to backpacking is essential.
The first type of backpack is probably one of the most basic types of backpacks around - the simple backpacks that are used by students all over the world. Although they also go by the name of schoolbags or bookbags, there is no denying that just about every student you see is going to be toting around one of these backpacks. They are useful for keeping their school items, books and just about anything else they may need in there. Everyone from grade school, high school and right up to university is going to be using one of these, and this is probably one of the most popular type of backpack around.
Young children enjoy carrying backpacks as a sign of their maturity and growing independence. Even preschoolers and kindergarteners like to carry backpacks to have a special place to put their things. Just remember, pediatricians advise that filled backpacks should weigh no more than 10-15% of a child's body weight. Most school backpacks also have adjustable straps for a more comfortable fit.
Drawstring backpacks for kids and teens are very important for school, for outdoor activities and for outings and because kids prefer these backpacks, they are very ideal when personalized. In most cases, kids will start using these backpacks even before there are of school going age. They use the backpacks to carry their own things around wherever they go and by the time they start going to school, they are very used to the backpacks and these bags become quite preferable to them as compared to other bags.
It is very important that you buy a backpack that fits you well. There is nothing more frustrating then being on an outdoor trip and having back pain or a sore shoulder because your backpack isn't the right size or adjusted to your body. So it's better to look for an outdoor backpack that has adjustable straps that you can adjust to your length and body measurements. Look for the backpacks that have a waist band. The waist band will take the weight of your back and let you carry it on your hips. Make sure you adjust the waist band tightly around your hips and after that adjust your shoulder straps. Again, a correctly adjusted outdoor backpack can save you a lot of back pain.