Good Backpacks – How to Find a Good Honest Value Backpack

Backpacks, and good backpacks in particular, are a great idea, mainly because they are such a darned efficient way to carry things. Although there are other ways to carry those things, of course.You could balance them on your head like some tribes people do in East Africa.Apparently however, this kind of “head porterage” requires years of training. It presumably also makes getting through doorways a bit awkward and would be no good at all for your hair, especially if you have a perm.Or you could carry your stuff around in plastic carrier bags, but they make you look like a tramp.No, backpacks are becoming very popular nowadays, and rightly so because they allow you to keep your hands free and carry lots of things, even heavy things, very comfortably and efficiently.So how in the name of all that’s holy do you go about choosing a good one from all those available on the market? My name is Duncan McLean, I’m an internationally renowned expert in backpacks (a bit of an exaggeration, although I have used one for years which makes me a kind of expert I suppose), and here are some tips for making a wise and informed choice.First of all, what do I mean by “good” backpacks? “Good” here means “good honest, decent value,” i.e. nothing too fancy or overpriced, no cheap rubbish and definitely no rip-off ‘prestigious’ brands.And the type of backpacks I’ll be recommending will be mainly those for teens and adults used for school and general purposes.So, after many minutes of research that essentially consisted of typing the words “good backpacks” into Google, I found a report on the best backpacks for teens and adults from liked the fact that this report chose good value backpacks:”Unlike some other consumer products, paying more won’t necessarily get you a higher-quality pack. In fact, many of the top-rated backpacks are classic styles from JanSport and L.L.Bean that cost less than $50. These simple backpacks score highly for durability, but they don’t feature many of the bells and whistles found on pricier packs (… )”The top 5 are:1. JanSport Big Student2. High Sierra Fat Boy3. The North Face Jester4. The North Face Recon5. JanSport SuperBreakSo there you have it, you now have all the info you need to get in with the backpack crowd. As an ancient Chinese poet* once said,With a backpack on your back,The road ahead becomes clear,And the weight of the worldRests more easily on your shoulders(* actually made up by me)