Backpacks and daypacks for going back to school or taking a walking commute to work should be as well-designed as those for hiking. Students lug heavy loads with these packs every day. Look for padded shoulder straps, waist belts and sternum straps to distribute the weight. Reflective trim is a plus for walking safety. Here are my top picks for school and commuter backpacks.
Lighten Up Your Child's Backpack: The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) offers tips to help parents help their children manage the load. And parents should likewise take these tips to heart when loading their own backpacks for work or leisure.
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