How to choose the right backpack: tips
A backpack is a winning messenger if you need to carry heavier things, you take part in various activities systematically, or you give the bag a greater load for a longer period of time. However, a backpack is awkward to use on the go and won’t look as good with a business suit as a messenger.
No backpack can be multifunctional (although some manufacturers have come very close to solving this problem). If you need it for various sports activities, you need to make sure that using a backpack, you can properly distribute the weight in it with the help of various balance straps and buckles. When planning to carry a large amount of various heavy things in it, make sure that the backpack has a semi-rigid back and is equipped with an excellent waist belt to redistribute the weight on the hips. If you plan to use a backpack exclusively for domestic purposes: to store and carry any things or products, choose a product that suits you more on an emotional level than on a functional one.
THREE THINGS TO PAY ATTENTION TO:
1. Start with your needs:
The most important thing is to decide what function your backpack should perform. Should it look presentable for the working atmosphere in the office? Or does it have to reliably protect all the contents during the vicissitudes of the weather on the way to work? No bag can do everything at once. Therefore, it is so important to determine the main functionality of the backpack.
2. Choose the format that suits you:
The shape of the bag must match the shape of the contents. Therefore, business briefcases have an A4 format, like folders, and hiking backpacks have a rounded shape, since they are mainly intended for clothes. The format of the product also affects the options for the location of zippers and locks. Backpacks, for example, mostly use almost full length zippers to get the best view of the contents when you open them. Business briefcases have several compartments, sometimes even with separate locks on each, so as not to advertise all its contents when used.
3. The presence of internal and external pockets:
External pockets are most suitable for storing things that need quick access, even on the run: sunglasses, a player, a bottle of water or a book. This is not only convenient, but also serves as a kind of barrier from prying eyes, hiding what should not be constantly in sight. Internal pockets and compartments open the view only to you, and for this you need a lot of surrounding space, since for 100% access to the contents, you will have to open the backpack as much as possible. The best location of the internal compartments is at the top of the product. This helps to avoid storing the contents at the bottom of the backpack where they can be deformed.
THREE THINGS TO AVOID:
1. Cheap fabric and unscrupulous cut:
Fabrics that look dusty or wrinkled become even less attractive over time. These are all signs of poor quality. Sticking seams and threads are an indicator of poor and cheap production. The same can be said about the locks on such things: they will either not hold well right away, or fall off over time. One gets the impression that the manufacturer was in a hurry in the manufacture of such things.
2. Having too many straps and clasps:
You don’t need 33 different straps on your backpack unless you’re skydiving. Even too many compartments can play a trick on you: you still won’t use each of them. So why overburden your bag? Everything should be in moderation. Also, if the compartment dividers are movable or they can be taken out at all, it also speaks in favor of a backpack.
3. Unsightly backpacks:
A cheap and ugly backpack can destroy your image faster than ill-fitting shoes. Large graphics/images, strange embroidery, massive locks and zippers are the most common mistakes. If you do not pay attention to all this, it does not mean that others do the same.