Friday, 23 July 2010

Travel advice : TOP TIPS FOR PICKING AND PACKING THE PERFECT BACKPACK

I've just reviewed a fabulous and funky school bag made by Jeep (yes, as in Jeeps !) and they have some words of wisdom to help you pick and pack the perfect backpack for travelling too.



TOP TIPS FOR PICKING AND PACKING THE PERFECT BACKPACK


1. Try before you buy to ensure a good fit. The pack should remain snug, and not swing wildly or throw you off balance


2. Choose packs with wide, firm, well-padded shoulder straps and keep the pack central and balanced


3. Tighten both straps firmly so the pack rests about two inches above the waist


4. Pack heaviest items closest to your back


5. Don’t overstuff the bag. The general rule of thumb is no more than 20% of your body weight


6. Choose the essentials you want to pack then hunt out the smallest, most light-weight versions to reduce backpack weight


7. Carry magazines instead of heavy books which can be left on planes, in hotels or thrown away when you’ve read them


8. On holiday, pack a change of clothes in a friend’s or partner’s bag, so if yours goes missing, you still have something to wear


Definitely some good advice there.
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2 comments:

  1. My advice is buy as small as possible - you will have to carry what you pack & it's surprising how little you need, rolling clothes is especially helpful for space saving.

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  2. That's great advice too, thanks.

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