Summer will be over soon, and fall will be here in no time. You didn't expect the summer to last forever, did you? Anyway, it is time to start thinking about back to school shopping. I love shopping for stationery supplies, but shopping for a backpack is my favorite. When backpack shopping there are a few things you need to consider. This article will give you three simple steps on how to choose a backpack.
STEP ONE CHOOSE THE RIGHT FIT
When choosing a backpack, it is most important to pay close attention to the size and fit. The last thing you want is a back injury because of a heavy or an ill-fitting backpack. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has an article that addresses backpack safety. Ill-fitting or heavy bags leads to severe physical problems in kids and teenagers. These problems are the neck, back, and shoulder pain as well as issues with posture.
Backpack sizes will vary from person to person based on their physical frame. A general rule is to carry a backpack that fits well and adjust the straps so that the base of the bag is at the waist level. The best way to avoid overloading your backpack is to pack your backpack lightly. If you don’t need it, don’t carry it.
Backpacks with wide padded shoulder straps are better and more comfortable. Use both straps to distribute the weight across your back will prevent injuries. A chest or waist strap is encouraged, to provide added back support.
STEP TWO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FUNCTIONALITY
Choosing a backpack for a college student is not like picking one for a preschooler. A preschooler does not have to carry as much as a college student. A college student has different needs. A college education is not possible without a laptop. It is a necessity today. A laptop backpack with various compartment is a must have for a college student.
When it comes to functionality, it depends on the student. Compartments are excellent for most students, but a techie student will want more. Take for example a charging port and a slot for headphones. These are handy for a college student that needs to remain connected and entertained.
STEP THREE CHOOSE THE RIGHT STYLE
You should never have to sacrifice your sense of style for proper fit and functionality. It is super easy to find a backpack that meets your needs for fit, functionality, and style. You can choose a pack that goes well with different attire.
Usually, a black or a grey backpack will complement any color you wear. Those colors can go well with business attire. However, If you like to show your love for different patterns you can choose from a variety of designs. If solid colors are more your thing, you also have plenty of options. If you like to customize your backpack, you can add appliqués or pins to dress it up.
A backpack can be a convenient way to haul your necessities. It can also be an easy way to get a back injury. So consider the three simple steps on how to choose a backpack the next time you are backpack shopping.
Keep in mind, pack light and if you don‘t need it to leave it. With the number of amazing backpacks to choose from you do not have to sacrifice your sense of style. You can have a stylish backpack that fits well and met your functional needs.