If Santa Only Knew, He’d Upgrade That Sack!
“Look!” exclaimed my youngest sister, “Santa forgot his suitcase!” The “suitcase,” as it turns out, was a gift to me from Santa. It was large enough to hold two braille books and a few other small items I needed in school. I developed a love/hate relationship with that bag. On one hand, I could carry a lot of my stuff, This put an end to carrying multiple bags and dropping things regularly. On the other hand, because it held a lot, it was heavy. I was taught to use my cane in my right hand, which meant the bag was always on my left side. I already had problems with back pain and muscle spasms, even in junior high school. Can you imagine how I was making my situation worse by carrying so much weight?
I wish the BackTpack® had existed at the time. I could have divided all the weight on either side of my body, and carried everything without pain. One of the concerns I hear from our customers is about the price. They wonder if it’s really worth it. I can say a resounding “Yes!” Not only are you taking care of your back in the here and now, you are investing in the future health of your back.
The BackTpack isn’t just ideal for the school-aged elves in your family, but for Mr. and Mrs. Santa as well. I wear mine shopping, and it is great. My back is not crying out for relief at the end of the day, and as an added bonus, I still have circulation in my fingers and arm since I am not trying to carry as many bags as possible on my left side.
Of course, the uses of the BackTpack are not just limited to shopping. It’s great for hikers, commuters, and those who use oxygen. We recently received a wonderful testimonial from a hiker, here is just a short quote from him: “Being totally blind, I wanted to have everything close at hand. The fact that my BackTpack had the weight evenly distributed on both sides made it much easier to keep my balance on the rough trail.”
The BackTpack is great for everyone, but is especially suited to people who are blind. You can wear it and still walk with a cane or guide dog with ease, and because the openings of the packs are under each arm, theft of valuable items is much less likely.
Consider doing yourself a favor this year. Sack that suitcase and try a BackTpack on for size. And speaking of size, when they say one size fits most, this is indeed true. It will fit all but the smallest children, but the straps are ample, and will comfortably accommodate those who are of nearly any height or weight. There is a YouTube video about how to fit the BackTpack, which has lots of audio content and is easy for anyone to follow.
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