Testimonials – Working with BackTpack

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

Durable Bag for Medical Examiner

These bags are almost indestructible, and wash well. They are rather like Birkenstock® shoes; you need to be sure you like the color when you buy them, since they take years to wear out. The current bag has survived a few purses and is in better shape still than all the purses I have junked.

Marilyn Fraser, MD, Family Practice in Lincoln City, OR
Lincoln County Medical Examiner
September 2023

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
School, Work

Prevents Usual Back and Shoulder Problems

I bought the BackTpack several years ago and have used it as a work bag, travel bag, and bike bag. It works. It’s lightweight yet really durable. Over a period of years the only significant issue was a chest clip that needed replacing and the company sent me one as soon as I told them

Tom K.
October 2015
Recreation, Travel, Work

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
Everyday, Travel, Work

School Physical Therapist Loves His BackTpack 4

I really love the new BackTpack 4. The build quality is extremely high, and the built-in waist strap make wearing the bag even more comfortable than previous models. I use the strap all the time, especially when walking longer distances in the schools I serve. Even though I’m carrying a full-size laptop, An iPad, Chromebook,

Bruce Alter, PT, PCS
November 2018
Professional Recommendations, Work

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
Everyday, Travel, Work