Choosing the right backpack is important because you are going to be with this backpack for a long time. Today I am going to give you 8 tips on how to purchase the perfect backpack for your needs. I know a lot of you guys are going back to school, maybe going back to get your MBA, can be starting undergrad or entering your final year of high school. You want a backpack that that’s going to suit your needs. It is right size that is value priced. These 9 tips I am giving you so that you can go through them like a checklist . And you can make sure you make a smart purchase decision because I don’t want you to go out there and buy something that’s too small, something that’s fall apart on you. It’s just a waste of money. Make a smart purchasing decision no matter what you do.
How To Choose a Quality Backpack ?
When you are buying a backpack you need to make sure about it’s quality. You need to check the following thing:
Comfort: The backpack has to be comfortable. Do not buy a backpack if it is not comfortable. Especially if you have heavy book there. Because it does not feel good. It is not comfortable, it’s never going to feel better. Worst case is you actually could hurt yourself. Don’t buy a backpack that does not fit you properly. Make sure you buy a backpack that company has a good return policy.
Tips: Look for a backpack that has
- Adjustable and padded shoulder strap: It will make the backpack more comfortable
- Comfortable back panel
- Padded hip belt: It will help to remove weight from back
You don’t want to buy a backpack that’s going to fall apart easily. Now you don’t want to abuse the backpack but you want to make sure that its built and it’s got nice stitching on it when you open up and look at the bottom of the backpack. Usually, a backpack is going to fail on the strap or it’s going to fail at the bottom. Look for actually a lining which makes backpack more durable. L ook at when interior comes together and then its double sewn with stitching. With a cover, that’s a sign of quality. If they are going to pay attention to those details, they are probably going to pay attention to others.
Let’s talk about the protection. For most of it, it’s going to be a laptop. You can buy a sleeve A lot of us have them lying around. However, if you really want something that’s going to protect your backpack you want to make sure it’s got all that cushions in there. If you are carrying around photography equipment, you want to make sure it actually got an area for the photography equipment with a bit of air space. So in case you do drop it’s not going to fall and break. In any case there’s always going to be a bit of a tradeoff. So understand if you have got really expensive equipment and you don’t want to buy a sleeve for your laptop then make sure it’s got the protection.
One tip that you may not hear a lot of people saying. But I suggest buying the smallest backpack for your needs. If you buy a bigger backpack you are going to find ways to fill it. You are going to overstuff it and that’s not what you want. So make sure you are getting the right size backpack. Look at the height, look at the width, and look at the depth of the backpack. If you buy in online then all the information are out there. If you know your needs then you can choose the perfect size backpack for you.
If you are going for backpacking, If you are going to be out in the wilderness you need something that actually structured, has a frame that goes up higher, that can hold a mat and a sleeping bag. You may need a tactical backpack. So understand what your activity needs are. If you are going to be out biking in the desert you need a camel bag something that got water in. So make sure you understand and you get what’s right for your activity needs.
We are going to see a wide range of material out there, but almost everything is going to be made from nylon that’s really inexpensive. You are going to see a very lightweight maybe a rip-stop, you are going to see ballistic which is going to be heavier weight. Try to get that ballistic or non-rip. Try to avoid nylon. You want something that is durable. Nylon is not the most durable material. I like cotton canvas as this is inexpensive and very durable. Leather is another material we are going to see out there. It’s often time in more luxury bags.
You are going to see usually two styles. There’s going to be the backpack that has pocket for everything. You are going to give up the room. And then you are going to have bags that are actually more open.
How much you can afford that matters. Price depends on the material used in that backpack. A leather backpack is going to cost more than a backpack which is made from canvas. Find a backpack which is value priced. How much you will spend that depend on you. But my personal opinion is you can get a great backpack within 200$.
You will get many backpacks out there. Now it’s your time to choose the perfect backpack. Follow these tips and choose the best one for you. Happy shopping!!!