Posture comparison with BackTpack vs standard backpack with the same load

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.

April 2020

Daily Ergonomics

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 🙂

Fernando O.
September 2018

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+.”

Johnathan M.
May 2018

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

Pam H.
August 2017

WOU Dance Professor Endorses BackTpack for Dancers Posture and Own Children’s Safety

School children heading to school with comfort and safety using BackTpack

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

Sharon Oberst, Professor of Dance

Good for Riding Bike to School

Boy happily riding his bike to school with comfort and balance wearing his BackTpack

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

Stuart N.
July 2020

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

Lisa R., Cleveland Heights, Ohio
December 2013

A Help for Scoliosis

Ball State Theatre and Dance students in the hall all wearing BackTpack

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!

College Student
September 2013

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

Eulis Kay
April 2019

Smiles and Energy

She loves her new bag. Came home full of smiles & energy and not so tired anymore.

R. Van Schalkwyk, Age 6, South Africa
April 2019

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Designed by a physical therapist, BackTpack is an ergonomic backpack that reduces pain, trains good posture and encourages a healthy lifestyle.

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