Backpacks aren't just for school children. College and grad school students, blue and white collars, and the new breed of mobile office workers are relying on them more and more.
It’s important to choose a backpack that won’t destroy your back and make you miserable — you have enough to think about. We found five different types of ergonomic backpacks that will treat your body right.
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, the way backpacks are worn affects your health. The height of the backpack should extend from approximately 2 inches below the shoulder blades to waist level or slightly above the waist. It is recommended that you always wear the backpack on both shoulders so the weight is evenly distributed.
Click here for a nifty guide to selecting and using the right backpack for you by REI.
An "urban" laptop backpack designed for the concrete jungle by BBP. Great the for the mobile office worker who is constantly trekking through the city streets with his office on his back.
Find it: BBpbags.com
Awesome backpack for biking to work by Ivar.
Find it: Ivarpack.com
College and grad school students will love this ergonomic design and wide variety of wacky colors by Ergokid. Makes for a great gym bag, too!
Find it: Ergokid.com
A rugged ergonomic daypack that's easy on your back. Made for the adventurous type by Sea to Summit. Take this baby out in wet, rainy, snowy weather, as well on any water-sport excursion.
Find it: Backcountrygear.com
The Uptown by Airbac has an air support system that allows the weight in the backpack to rest comfortably just above the waistline, to literally take the weight off your back and shoulders. How cool is that? The Uptown style is perfect for the traveling businessman or businesswoman on the go.
Find it: Airbac.com