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When I started on my graduate courses, my daughter still had my messenger bag (See my article on Jansport Messenger Bags).
I decided to purchase a backpack instead. (I know, I know--I soon learned I shouldn't have!)
I found a nice backpack that had lots of room, and the necessary pouches, pockets, pen holders, and phone pocket.
For a while I enjoyed it, but as mentioned previously in my messenger bag article, I have bad shoulders.
When I started having tremendous neck, shoulder, and upper back pain, I went to the chiropractor who told me it was caused by my backpack.
My chiropractor told me my shoulder and
back pain was caused by my backpack.
He recommended a rolling backpack.
You may have noticed that, even though they last and last, Jansport backpacks and messenger bags are not inexpensive.
I could not justify purchasing a new backpack, so I went to the local department store and purchased a collapsible luggage cart, attached the backpack to the luggage cart with bungee cords and rolled the backpack everywhere that I went.
It was great! No more back, neck and shoulder pain.
Had I known it would be so painful to carry a backpack across campus (loaded with 40 to 70 pounds of books and supplies), I would have purchased a backpack with wheels to start with, such as the one pictured here.
The cost of a quality backpack with wheels is more than worth it, since it can save hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in medical treatments for injuries caused by using a lower quality backpack without wheels.
This rolling backpack comes with a padded sleeve that fits a 15" laptop, two large main compartments, a front stash pocket, tuck-away shoulder straps so that you can convert it to a backpack.
The 80 mm inline skate wheels and retractable two-stage handle make this backpack easy to roll across campus, or even up stairs.
A front utility pocket with organizer, a padded grab handle, and a side water bottle pocket round out the features of this backpack.
The back panel is fully padded for comfort when used as a backpack.
Overland Park Chiropractor Explains The Dangers of Heavy Backpacks in Children
To prevent injury, backpacks should not weigh
more than 10% of your body weight.
There are many good brands of rolling backpacks, such as this J World New York Sunrise rolling backpack that comes with 39 choices of color or pattern! There are patterns and colors available for almost any taste!
With a 3-stage locking handle, and noiseless wheels, this bag is a good choice.
The bottom is molded in a matching color plastic to protect your contents.
The front pocket holds pencils, pens, and more.
Do you prefer a rolling backpack or a messenger bag?
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