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Selecting the Type of Backpack for You

Selecting the Type of Backpack
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Backpacks are the perfect tool to help you carry all of your essentials in an easy format. They can efficiently be carried on your back and leave your hands free for things like opening doors and handling you keys. People use backpacks for many things like travel, school, business, and outdoor hiking. It is important when shopping for a backpack that you choose a style and design that meets your specific needs. Here are some tips for finding the right backpack to serve your specific purpose.  

Selecting the Type of Backpack Travel

If you are planning to use your backpack for travel there are some things you should keep in mind. First of all, you want to select a backpack that is the right size to serve as a carry-on bag at the airport. Most airlines allow bags up to 45 linear inches, and most backpacks meet this requirement. You also want to find a backpack that offers several different compartments, so you can store your belongings in different sections of the bag. This will make it easier to find the things you packed.


If you are purchasing a backpack for school, the most important thing is that you find a bag that matches your size. Backpacks that are too big may be uncomfortable to carry and cause back pain. You also want to find a backpack that has a large opening on the top. This will make it easier for you to pull out the materials you need for each class. The bag you choose should have plenty of storage pockets to store your school supplies and technology devices. Look for bags with padded shoulder straps to make it more comfortable to carry back and forth to school every day.


Backpacks are becoming very popular at replacing the box-style briefcases for work. If you are buying a backpack to carry back and forth to work, you want to make sure you purchase a bag that will secure you laptop in place and protect it while you are traveling from home to work to meetings. You also want to choose a water resistant bag that will ensure your work materials stay safe and dry no matter what the weather is outside. Many business professionals prefer a messenger-style backpack with one shoulder strap because it makes it easier to find what you want, when you need it.


A bag for the outdoors must be very durable, water resistant and comfortable to carry. It also has to be large enough to carry all of the supplies and tools you will need for hiking. It is good to find a bag that includes extra pockets on the inside and outside of the bag. This will make it easier to instantly grab the supplies you need. It should have one or two side pouches that can carry a water bottle because you will need to stay hydrated if you are going to be outside for an extended period of time.

The most important thing is that you find a backpack that meets your personal style. Consider purchasing a bag in your favorite color or select a neutral color that will match everything. The size, comfort and functionality of the bag is also important. Consider how you will be using the bag and then use the tips above to find the right backpack to meet your needs. Be sure to shop around until you find the perfect bag for you.

Albert Shalom is interested in fashion and backpacks.