Times have changed since I was last in school. I never used a backpack. I just carried around all my books in my hands. Some of my classmates had backpacks but for the most part we all carried our books in our hands.
These days students are given books that are inches thick and are weighed down – literally – with a ton of homework. It’s next to impossible to carry all your books in your arms. You need a backpack. Sometimes I think kids need multiple backpacks to hold all their books and supplies. It’s just crazy!
I don’t know how my son carries his backpack around on his back. I can’t even pick it up! It’s way too heavy.
We constantly tell him to leave some of his books and supplies in his locker, but the high school is huge and sometimes it’s not possible for him to get to his locker. He has no choice but to lug it all around.
I can’t imagine what all that weight and strain is doing to his back and shoulders.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, backpack injuries in kids aged five to 18 increased 6.5 percent between 2010 and 2011. And although the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends backpacks weigh less than 10-15 percent of a person’s
body weight, realistically, consumers may not be able to control the weight of their necessities.
We have gone through several backpacks over the years but we’ve never found anything that could carry all his stuff and take some “wear and tear” off his back and shoulders.
When school first started we received to review a backpack from a company called AIRBAC™ . AIRBAC™ is a unique backpack that is designed to help alleviate the stress the average backpack puts on your back and shoulders.
AIRBAC™ is the only backpack designed to alleviate the pressure and stress on a person’s upper and lower back caused by excessive weight. The patented air support system takes the weight off of the back by moving heavy contents into a more comfortable, back-friendly position, helping wearers feel like they’re carrying half of the weight. Offered in a wide variety of styles, AIRBAC™ was created for school-age children, college students, business travelers, outdoor enthusiasts and photographers.
AIRBAC™ features a small area at the bottom/back of the backpack that is filled with air. The backpack comes with the air already filled in the pouch. You can add more if needed with a bike tire air pump.
The AIRBAC™ backpack looks like an average backpack. It has plenty of room for books, a laptop or tablet, cellphone, supplies and more.
My son didn’t even notice that there was a “pocket” of air in the back of the backpack until I pointed it out to him.
AIRBAC™ doesn’t make the load you carry lighter, it simply helps with weight distribution, spinal alignment and posture.
In the past I’ve noticed that my son’s backpack would hang down low on his back, even when he uses the straps that go across his chest and waist. The weight of his books and supplies pulls the backpack down. I’m surprised he never tipped over backwards because of it.
With AIRBAC™ the air pocket helps to balance the load better, keeping the backpack where it should be. It doesn’t hang low causing distress on your shoulders.
Here are more benefits to using an AIRBAC™ backpack.
Promotes Better Posture and Spinal Alignment
People tend to bend forward or hunch to compensate for the extra weight in a regular backpack. The AIRBAC™ system, which evenly redistributes the weight across the back, allows the body to relax in an upright position, promoting better posture and proper spinal alignment.
Built-In Shock Absorbers
Repetitive impact due to running or walking with a heavy backpack can cause increased stress on the lower back. To address this issue, AIRBAC™ technology offers the ability to absorb the impact a heavy bag may have on the spine, helping outdoor enthusiasts to exercise pain-free.
The patented air support system coupled with AIRBAC™ padded technology offers a secure home for valuable contents, protecting laptops,
iPads and other important materials.
Adjustable for a Customized Fit
From children to adults and student-athletes to active outdoor enthusiasts, AIRBAC™ was designed to support the spinal health of all body types. The product’s padded shoulder straps and patented air support system adjust to meet a wide variety of body types.
My son loves this backpack. He’s never once complained about it like he has with other backpacks.He also tells me it’s more comfortable to wear.
I tried to get a photo of him wearing the AIRBAC™, but he’s 15 and teenagers are not always happy to pose for photos. This is the only photo I was able to snap when school first started (and the weather was nicer).
You can see how the backpack lays flat against his back. That is because the small pocket of air on the back/bottom. It keeps everything where it’s supposed to be.
This is a great video that gives you a better idea as to how AIRBAC™ is the better for you option.
AIRBAC™ is not only great for students but also for hikers, travelers and anyone else who lugs around a lot of things in a backpack.
I wish we knew about AIRBAC™ years ago. I would have purchased them for both of my kids.
The quality of the AIRBAC™ is outstanding. With proper care I am sure my son’s AIRBAC™ will last for a long time. It will be nice not having to replace his backpack every few months.
You would think a better for you product like AIRBAC™ would be very costly. Compared to other quality backpacks (and big brand name backpacks too), AIRBAC™ costs about the same. Student backpacks range from $49-$89. They also have different designs and colors available.
AIRBAC™ has plenty of room for all your “stuff” too.
If you would like to learn more about AIRBAC™ or check out the available styles, visit AIRBAC.com. You can also find the brand on social media (links found on the site’s home page).
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.