Insurance against Back Injuries: Rolling Backpacks

If a child or a teenager carries a backpack that weighs more than 20% of that young person’s total body weight, then he or she could develop severe back problems. That fact underscores the benefits available to those who buy and use one of the rolling backpacks.

The Olympia Wheeled Backpack is one of the more popular “packs on wheels.” It features a fully lined carry-all, one that sits on a stand with in-line, padded and covered wheels. It comes with and adjustable center strap and self repairing zippers. Movement of this wheeled pack depends on application of force to a retractable handle, along with sufficient leg motion. The sack’s front mesh pocket contains a bungee cord.

The High Sierra Book Bag has also received a positive response from both older and younger shoppers. It has a front loading compartment and a recessed handle system. In addition, it provides the user with access to a water bottle pocket, along with the durability afforded by careful placement of corner protectors. It is a highly recommended model of rolling backpack.

The L.L. Bean Company makes several different wheeled book bags. Some feature a handle with an ergonomic grip. A number of these bags have tucked away straps, in the event that an especially light load facilitates elimination of the wheeled support. The L.L. Bean products have been designed for students that are age ten and up.

Land’s End makes two models for each style—one model for boys and one for girls. The product with the “Study Hall” style has a removable organizer, hide-away straps, a reinforced bottom and a cell phone pocket. The rucksack that is advertised as an example of multitask functionality features a top proof bag, a stash panel for a jacket and helmet, a separate shoe compartment and 360 degrees of reflective trim.

All of these products combine class and attention to details with avoidance of serious back injuries.