7 Things You Should Examine When Buying A Backpack
Planning to go on a vacation very soon? Need something to carry all your things? You probably need a strong and sturdy backpack.
There are a lot of options when it comes to designs and style but no matter what your preferences are, it’s important to stick to the major features that will contribute to your overall comfort and safety. So before you go shopping for a backpack manufactured with the help of plastic injection mold technology, here are the things that you should check out.
When you’re checking out the main compartment, ask yourself these questions:
- Is it big enough to carry all my things?
- Does it have other compartments (laptop compartment, tablet compartment, hydration pocket, etc.) that will help organize my things?
- Does it have duraflex stealth plastic buckles or straps to keep my things in place?
- Are the compartments padded to protect my things from being damaged?
If the answer to all these questions is a resounding yes, then you probably have found yourself a great bag!
If you are not going on an outdoor trip or if you will not be exposed to the harsh environment, you can opt for the regular ones that are very cheap but stylish and functional. But if you’re going outdoors, make sure that the fabric of your bag is moisture-resistant or water-resistant, sturdy, and very easy to clean. If possible, go for designs that have reflective bands so that drivers on the streets can see you even if you are walking in the dark.
Backpack Buckles and Fasteners
You may not think about this when purchasing a bag, but the quality of the buckle is very important when it comes to your comfort and safety. If possible, you should determine if the bag manufacturer is using high-quality materials to build the buckles. It should withstand the weight of your things, strong enough to take on the wear and tear of everyday use, fits your body right, and should be easy to adjust with one hand. Buckles that are made of duraflex material are formulated to stand the tests of time, so go for the bags that have this material in their buckles.
Foldability or Sturdiness
Some backpacks are foldable while some are sturdy. Most of the time, you cannot choose both. You may opt for the foldable ones if you will just use the bag for work or use it to carry some groceries and you may opt for the sturdy ones if you’re going on a vacation, mountaineering course, or nature exploration.
If you want to feel comfortable when carrying your bag, make sure that it’s padded in the right places. The shoulder straps, back area, and the lumbar area should be padded, as well as the laptop and tablet compartment. It should be soft and firm too!
Regular-sized backpacks don’t always come with support straps but if you’ll be purchasing a bigger one, make sure it has a waist and chest strap. If you’ll be purchasing a much bigger one, make sure it has the waist, chest, and the hip belt or strap. Bags with a duraflex stealth buckle or strap help keep your bag secure as you go about your way.
This is an optional feature. Not all backpack brands include storage pouches in their products. They are very handy when organizing your valuables inside your bag. Just in case it is not included, there are many storage pouches in various colors and sizes that are sold separately.
Now that you have an idea what a high-quality backpack should be, are you ready to go shopping?