A few weeks ago I talked about backpacks and why they are so great for your spine. Today I want to show you how to choose a good one!
This is what I look for in a backpack
1. Padded straps
For me, padded shoulder straps are a must. Some brands have totally unpadded straps and some are pathetically flimsy. Look for a bag with nice sturdy, substantial padding.
2. Structure and Padding in the Back
The best backpacks have internal structure including a sturdy, padded back. This stops your things shifting around in the bag and means they don’t dig in to your back.
3. Chest Strap
A chest strap holds your backpack closer to your body which makes it easier for your back to manage the weight. If you’re carrying anything heavy, a chest strap is a must.
There are lots of additional features such as lumbar support, special pockets and waterproof covers to consider. You should also try on the bag and make sure it is comfortable.