Sophie Wilkerson Backpack August 15th, 2019 - 13:03:19
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.
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.
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.
Backpacks are ideal for other situations and not just for camping and hiking, you can use them for school, college, work, laptops or simply to carry your items. You can purchase backpacks in various different colors and styles and often school children will have their favorite character on their backpack. Once you understand the backpack buying guide then you will be able to choose different ones for different situations. They are an ideal way to carry your stuff around with you and as long as you don't place too much weight in them then they can be comfortable.
Backpacks also come with a lot of different compartments. If you go on a longer hiking trip you may want to have a compartment for a handheld gps, or for your cell phone that is easily accessible. If you carry your tent and sleeping bag along you may want to look at easy storage compartments that are accessible through zippers on top and bottom of your backpack. This comes in handy when you need an item that is stored on the bottom of your backpack so you don't need to empty the whole backpack to get to it, but simply open the bottom zippers. When you are hiking in a more challenging dry, hot environment you may want to look for an outdoor backpack that has a hydration pack included. This is a build in water tank that enables you to drink out of a attached water tube without using your hands or holding a water bottle. Also a good backpack for mountain biking or other sports activities.
There are so many backpacks to choose from, and choosing the right one for your child is not always easy. Backpacks come in all sizes, colors, fabrics, and shapes-all of which help kids express their own sense of style. As practical as backpacks are for those who use them, backpacks can cause strained muscles and joints and back pain when worn incorrectly.