Student Chooses BackTpack Over Conventional Backpacks
After I had been wearing my BackTpack for several months, I tried on my old conventional backpack to see if I’d feel a difference…and did I ever! I never realized how uncomfortable a regular backpack is until I had the BackTpack.
Thank you Marilyn for creating this product! I have been using it for more than a year and a half almost on a daily basis and I absolutely love the ergonomic attention to detail that you have designed in this product! It is truly an amazing product 🙂
Organized and Less Back Pain
“BackTpack is very helpful because it distributes the weight evenly on both sides and helps with my back pain. I also like being able to keep my things organized. I would give it an A+.”
PT Ergonomist Enthusiastic about BackTpack
As a physical therapist with a specialty in ergonomics, I was quite excited to read about the BackTpack and all of the thought and effort that went in to designing such a ‘body-friendly’ product. It did not disappoint. Extremely well made, highly adjustable and so many compartments I need to come up with a system… to remind me where I stored everything (much preferable to digging through one big pocket, though!) I am able to walk from one appointment to the next with the weight of all of my equipment evenly distributed across my back and shoulders with my hands free. My physical and occupational therapist co-workers were also quite impressed and immediately began thinking of their patients (and their own children) who could benefit from the BackTpack. Read more “PT Ergonomist Enthusiastic about BackTpack”
WOU Dance Professor Endorses BackTpack for Dancers Posture and Own Children’s Safety
Dancers are notorious for carrying around bulky dance bags slung over one shoulder causing them to lean to one side. Students often load up their traditional backpacks to such an extent that they must lean forward in order to counterbalance the heavy load of books on their backs. Both of these situations cause poor alignment… of the spine and can lead to chronic neck and back pain. The design of the BackTpack is the ideal solution to both of these problems because it allows the wearer to balance the load evenly between both sides of the body, which promotes proper vertical alignment of the spine.EnE On a personal note, my children ride their bikes to school and they have found that it is more difficult to balance with traditional backpacks, which place the load high upon the back. They prefer their BackTpacks because the load has a lower center of gravity and is balanced from side to side making bike riding much safer and more stable. What parent wouldn’t want that? Read more “WOU Dance Professor Endorses BackTpack for Dancers Posture and Own Children’s Safety”
Good for Riding Bike to School
My old backpack just weighed me down and half the time it was resting on the back tire when I rode my bike. My backpack even got a hole where it was resting on the bike tire. It just got too hard for me to ride my bike so I stopped. With my BackTpack, I… can put my binder on one side and my clarinet on the other. It’s easier to pedal so I’m riding my bike to school again. Read more “Good for Riding Bike to School”
Reduced Pain for Field Scientist
BEFORE: After seeing a colleague’s BackTpack, I decided I had to get one for myself. But which one? I could use one for my teaching work. but I also thought it would work well for my work as a field naturalist who carries audio field recording gear, photography gear, and other things necessary for field… work. I opted to try one for field gear first, and it is going to serve me well. I’m 5’3+1/2, small-boned and slender woman. I got the medium/large (standard size) for the field work and will probably get the slightly smaller one for more urban applications. The construction is very good, it looks great, and I am quite impressed with how it supports good body mechanics. AFTER: My new BackTpack keeps my gear evenly distributed and better balanced. It therefore allows me to keep my back straighter, reducing the neck tension and pain that I used to accept as inevitable. I especially love the ease with which I can access all of my gear, and my rather heavy camera now resides in the BackTpack instead of in a case strapped around my waist. There’s plenty of room for lenses as well as my field recording equipment and other supplies.Very comfortable, convenient, and well-made (5 out of 5 stars) Read more “Reduced Pain for Field Scientist”
A Help for Scoliosis
I suffer from mild scoliosis, and years of wearing conventional backpacks and shoulder/tote bags continued to move my body in this ill direction. The BackTpack is groundbreaking because it doesn’t cause alignment problems to worsen like an average bag would. It frees your shoulders, neck, and spine in a way no other bag can!
Voice Improvement for Singer
You asked about my motivation behind the purchase of the BackTpack and it was really to try and reduce (and hopefully eliminate) pain and discomfort from my traditional backpack. I sing for a living, and so any undue stress or tension immediately manifests in my voice and affects my work. This is a big part… of the reason that I choose to walk and use public transportation and rideshares like Uber or Lyft instead of driving. I think that spending so much time carrying my life around in a backpack was putting too much pressure on my scalenes and causing unnecessary upper back, neck and shoulder tightness. I was experiencing stiffness in my voice because of it, and once I realized the cause, I knew that I needed to find an alternative to my old JanSport. I’ve had my BackTpack for about a week now, and I’m already noticing more vocal freedom, less discomfort, and some bonus benefits as well! I find that I am much less fatigued after longer walks, and my lower back, hips and knees seem to be happier as well! In addition to the physical benefits, I’ve found the BackTpack to be a great conversation starter! Several people have shown interest at the church where I work, restaurants, and even just walking down the street. The BackTpack is a hit! Read more “Voice Improvement for Singer”
Smiles and Energy
She loves her new bag. Came home full of smiles & energy and not so tired anymore.