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How to choose the best backpacks for kids

By: Marc Joseph-- 2015-04-10 12:04 pm --
Backpacks are essential equipment for students, hikers, travelers and athletes of all ages. Everyone knows how useful and practical a backpack can be and just about everyone owns at least one backpack. When purchasing them for personal use or retail, consider buying wholesale backpacks. Wholesale and discount backpacks come in various sizes and styles and there is one for every need. 

Selecting the right backpack for yourself does not have to be overwhelming. Check out these types of backpacks and learn how to choose the best backpack:


Depending on the size of your load, you'll need to choose a pack with sufficient support. The main categories of backpacks are backpacks with internal frames, backpacks with external frames, and frameless backpacks. Frameless packs are meant for lighter loads. This kind of backpack is simply a bag with straps that fit over the shoulders. More sophisticated frameless backpacks may have padded shoulder straps and backs for extra comfort and additional pockets to help organize your supplies.

When carrying more weight or traveling longer distances, you will need a backpack with a frame. Hiking backpacks usually have an external frame, made of a lightweight metal such as scandium or titanium alloys. The body of the backpack is cloth attached to the frame. This frame supports the weight of the pack and then distributes the weight across your hips for a more ergonomically correct fit. Backpacks with internal frames are a recent innovation. The concept is simple: a metal or plastic frame is sewn into the backpack for built-in support. Plastic strips follow the shape of your back for a better fit. Additional metal components may reinforce the frame. And when you go exploring in an urban setting, backpacks make perfect lightweight and convenient luggage. Backpacking across Europe is a popular pastime for older teens and young adults. When weight is distributed properly, you can carry your backpack long distances without back pain or muscle strain. 

Back to School 

Because of their versatility, backpacks, sometimes called knapsacks, are popular with students. Kids' backpacks give them more space when carrying books, binders, notebooks, lunch, gym clothes and other essential school items. Plus, many backpacks offer extra pockets that are perfect for pens, cellphones and other gear. Trendy backpacks are available in different designs and colors, often featuring the latest celebrities or television characters to give kids a chance to express their individuality. 

Young children enjoy carrying backpacks as a sign of their maturity and growing independence. Even preschoolers and kindergarteners like to carry backpacks to have a special place to put their things. Just remember, pediatricians advise that filled backpacks should weigh no more than 10 to 15 percent of a child's body weight. Most school backpacks also have adjustable straps for a more comfortable fit.

Back to school shopping or preparing for a hiking trip can be costly. Save money by buying discount backpacks. With wholesale backpacks, you'll find high quality, affordable backpacks at deep discounts. Check out online deals on backpacks at dollardays.com to find the greatest variety of school bags and hiking packs. 

Whether you are camping out, hiking on the trails, or just hitting the books, it is easy to find wholesale backpacks that fit your lifestyle and complement your personality. When purchasing backpacks for personal use or back to school, save money and buy wholesale backpacks at dollardays.com.