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Keep Everything Together with these Backpacks

Once confined to hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts, backpacks have become mainstream during recent years, carried by everyone from kindergarten students to busy moms and business execs, all of whom have one need in common: convenient, portable storage for their gear.Offering a convenient location to store pens, pencils, books and notebooks, backpacks have become a ubiquitous accessory for school kids of all ages, and have even gained a foothold among adults who use them to tote everything from laptops to diapers.Backpack manufacturers have responded by offering a wide variety of styles and sizes to suit pretty much anyone's needs, and it's a good idea to spend some time reviewing those options before making a final purchase decision. Here are a few important backpack features to consider before making your choice:Backpack SizeBackpacks come in a variety of sizes, from small packs that are light enough for a small child to carry comfortably, to large packs better suited for high school or college kids, as w...

 


Don't Carry Too Much Stuff In Your Hiking Backpack

Not every hiking backpack is equal. They are often meant for different things. You should think how and where you are going to use your backpack. Remember that you have to carry it everywhere and still have energy left afterwards.The pack should not weight more than 30% of your bodyweigh. You should keep the pack even lighter to prevent any unnecessary accidents.The size of your hiking backpack depends on what type of hiking you usually do. If you only go on day hikes, with an occasional overnight, then you should opt for a day backpack. If you mainly go on week long trips, you should get one of the mid to larger backpacks.The larger hiking backpacks have padded shoulder straps, and I would recommend them also for day packs. You may not be carrying as much weight, but there is no reason to be uncomfortable, and sore shoulders can ruin even a day hike.Waist belts are a must for larger hiking backpacks. Not only do they transfer most of the weight to your hips, but also ensure a more stable and balanced load, w...

 


Shopping for School Backpacks - What Your Kid Really Wants

Your kid's school backpack is one of the largest purchases you will make for school supplies. You will want to find one that has all the features your student needs, but you also want to buy one that your student likes. Over the years, their school backpacks will become a part of who they are amongst their fellow students and one that isn't cool is just, well, not cool and can have a very negative impact.Backpacks for kids can be separated into categories based on the age of the child. Obviously, a middle school student won't want to carry backpacks with a childish theme like a princess or Thomas the Tank Engine or one that's too small. A backpack that doesn't fit won't get used without a fight.For preschoolers and young elementary school students, look for backpacks with these qualities:• Characters or Critters - Now is the time for that cute ladybug or dinosaur backpack. Alternatively, movie and television characters are also popular with this age group.• Small Size - While you want to make sure...

 




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