October 22, 2015
There is an article about heavy backpacks. I remember having a really heavy backpack when I was in school, but it never got to the point where my back was hurting because of it. The most important thing you can do is get the right kind of backpack (not a messenger bag) and wear it correctly. You have to adjust the straps so it's not sitting too low or too high on your back. The straps should be padded as well. If you get a cheap backpack, those skinny straps will bite into your shoulder blades. It hurts a lot.