Testimonials

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All my back and neck problems disappeared …

This is the most amazing load carrying system ever invented. All my back and neck problems disappeared within 2 days of using it, and as a student carrying many pounds of books it has been a literal lifesaver for me. Every student should have one, as well as anyone who carries any kind of weight

B. Sommer
College student
July 2013

Comfortable, convenient, well-made.

Field scientist using BackTpack

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
Field scientist
December 2013

Perfect for record collecting!

Vinyl record collector using his BackTpack for finding vinyl records at a Flea Market

BackTpack is perfect for record collecting! It has room to carry round 80 records on your body (perfect for gigs in bars where you cannot afford a cab). Even if it’s filled, you can still sit or kneel down and dig in crates. It’s handy for traveling (it qualifies as a “personal item” on airlines,

Philipp W.
Vinyl collector
August 2013

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

WOU Dance Professor Endorses 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

Professor Sharon Oberst
Western Oregon University, Department of Dance
April 2020

BackTpack is Amazing for a Blind/Visually Impaired Person

This product is amazing! I have been looking for something like this since I became a white cane user over four years ago. As a blind/visually impaired person, our hands are already occupied with our guide dog and/or white cane. We have to bend a lot to care for our dogs who are our eyes

Tracey T
June 2017

BackTpack Allows Activity While Being Safe and Convenient

This product is amazing! I have been looking for something like this since I became a white cane user over four years ago. As a blind/visually impaired person, our hands are already occupied with our guide dog and/or white cane. We have to bend a lot to care for our dogs who are our eyes

Tracey T.S.
June 2015

BackTpack Facilitates Upright Posture

The unique design of the BackTpack distributes the weight of the contents perfectly between the shoulders and pelvis. Unlike other backpacks which can place their weight on the upper back or unevenly on the torso, the BackTpack facilitates upright posture of the user and supports ease of movement. It is highly recommended for people who

Sandra Rosen, Ph.D., COMS, PT
Coordinator, Program in Orientation and Mobility San Francisco State University
April 2020

BackTpack Good for Back and Shoulders

Hiker wearing BackTpack4 enjoying the from the top of a Mountain

I have used traditional backpacks my whole life. As a 24 year old, I started to become more aware of the need to protect my body from the negative effects associated with bad posture brought on from backpacks which hurt my shoulders and cause my back to hurt. After much research, I found the BackTpack,

Fernando O.
March 2017

Recommend BackTpack to Patients

First off, BackTpack’s amazing bag design saved my back and shoulders through medical school! I recommend them to my patients who have heavy things to carry on a daily basis. They work great when bicycling and hiking, and when you hang it on the back of a chair – your books, pens, snacks and water

Electro A.
February 2017

BackTpack Helpful for Those With Assistance Dogs

Ed wearing BackTpack with Alepo his service dog

Both Alepo and I attended the 2018 California Council of the Blind conference and convention held on March 21st-26th, 2018 in Sacramento, California where I met Marilyn M von Foerster, PT who was promoting her BackTpack, which is actually “side-packs” that make carrying anything much easier for individuals, such as me. This was especially helpful

Ed C.
March 2018

BackTpack Mini Into Kindergarten

I got a BackTpack for my daughter when she was in preschool and she is now wearing it in kindergarten. It works so well that I am getting another one for my son, now that he is in preschool!

Heather B.
November 2019

Mom Wants to Start her Child Off Right

3 year old boy wearing red BackTpack Mini doesn't notice he is carrying some books while he is playing naturally

I’m a believer in BackTpack as being a proactive way to teach proper posture and prevent neck and back problems. And as I see it, it’s just like wearing a seat belt in the car or a helmet for bike riding, kids that have grown up with these habits are more likely to continue them

Nichole A.
February 2016

No Longer Strain on Neck When Walking or Using Public Transportation

With my traditional backpack, I was experiencing back pain and headaches caused by neck strain as the heavy loads would pull on my neck and shoulder muscles. As I need to carry a variety of items such as tools, books and electronics for work and study, I was looking for an ergonomic alternative. With the

Sharon W.
April 2018

Reduced Shoulder Pain and Better Posture for Professional and Everyday Use

I have had a BackTpack 4 for over three years. I bought it after I found a traditional backpack, which I had migrated to due to shoulder pain from an overly heavy purse, awkward. BackTpack allows me to stand erect. I can easily reach my wallet while in a store. I use my BackTpack on

Pam L.
March 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

Amazed Student Found BackTpack Helped Back and Shoulders

I have used traditional backpacks my whole life. As a 24 year old, I started to become more aware of the need to protect my body from the negative effects associated with bad posture brought on from backpacks which hurt my shoulders and cause my back to hurt. After much research, I found the BackTpack,

Fernando O.
March 2017

A Family Choice

As parents, we wanted to try the BackTpack out for ourselves to see why our child chose the BackTpack over her standard style cartoon back pack and so we loaded it up and went out for a walk. We discovered the posture, comfort and balance she found in wearing it was in fact as fantastic

Avery-Perich family
February 2017

Life Made Easier for Blind Person with Guide Dog and White Cane

This product is amazing! I have been looking for something like this since I became a white cane user over four years ago. As a blind/visually impaired person, our hands are already occupied with our guide dog and/or white cane. We have to bend a lot to care for our dogs who are our eyes

Tracey S.
June 2015

Improved My Life in So Many Ways

I love my BackTpack! It has improved my life in so many ways. You don’t realize just how much of a difference it makes until you transfer the items from your traditional backpack into the BackTpack. It’s equivalent in weight and yet it it feels so much lighter! There are times I hardly even notice

Jaxan K., Canada
March 2018