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Saving My Back with Airbac + Giveaway

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saving my back with aribac

If you have read my blog for any amount of time you would know that I am a nursing student and with that comes the job of toting around a ton of nursing textbooks. All those textbooks were not only making my eyes hurt but also my body.
When Airbac approached me about trying out one of their backpacks I was excited as you can imagine. After reading up on their bags and all of their great features I knew this was the bag for me.
Did You Know

Airbac is designed to alleviate the pressure and stress on a person’s upper and lower back caused by excessive backpack weight.

Excessive backpack weight stuck out to me and got me to thinking about how much weight I was actually carrying around on my back and the damage it was doing to my back. So naturally that curiosity lead me to my bathroom scale with all of my books, laptop and stethoscope in hand.

Here is what I discovered…
I have been carrying around an extra 29lbs of weight on my back.  That extra weight was really putting a strain on my shoulders and my back.  If you thinking I am joking about carrying all of these books ask your friendly nursing student or someone in a medical program.

heavy books

So what makes Airbac so special?

Airbac has a pateneted air support system that not only provides cushioning for your back but it also protects valuables like your laptop.  This is a major selling point for me because I have to carry my laptop with me everywhere for school.

Airbac’s backpacks come in many different stylish designs.  I personally love the brown leather called the “Uptown” Airbac because it feels like a more sophisticated backpack since I am an almost 30 something nursing student.  Airbac also makes bags for school, business, travel, sports, cameras, and cheer with designs that would appeal to just about anyone.

As someone who hopes to go on and help others take care of themselves let me share a few facts with you about the damage that wearing a heavy backpack can do to you and/or your children.

  • Carrying a heavy pack changes the way kids walk and increases the risk of falling, particularly on stairs or other places where the backpack puts the student off balance. KidsHealth
  • The doctor  [Dr. David Marshall] says the excess weight put kids at risk of lower back pain, shoulder and neck injuries, and even headaches. My Fox Atlanta
  • Backpack straps can apply pressure to the blood vessels and nerves in your child’s shoulder and neck. The pressure can cause pain and tingling in his arms, hands, legs and neck. Well-padded straps can prevent too much pressure, according to the American Occupational Therapy Association. Livestrong
  • Computer bags, also called messenger bags, are gaining popularity among students. These bags only have one strap slung over the shoulder. Experts recommend backpacks with two straps, which distribute the weight more evenly.
    (I am guilty of this,  I carried many of those books in a messenger bag for my 1st two semesters of nursing school)  WRAL

So in an effort to save your back Airbac is giving away an Airbac to one lucky reader of this blog.  So enter below for your change to win.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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168 Comments on Saving My Back with Airbac + Giveaway

  1. SKY BLUE
    June 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM (1 year ago)

    I HOPE I WIN!

  2. teresa mccluskey
    June 14, 2014 at 11:43 AM (1 year ago)

    This sounds like a really great bag! I have really bad back pain maybe this can help me!

  3. Kori
    June 14, 2014 at 11:46 AM (1 year ago)

    This stylish back is calling my name! It might just end all my back pain!

  4. Hilary @ The RNY Life
    June 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM (1 year ago)

    I remember my backpack always being so heavy in school. It really did hurt my back, I wish we had backpacks like this back then!

  5. Lavende & Lemonade
    June 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM (1 year ago)

    What a smart idea for all those young backs!

  6. natosha
    June 14, 2014 at 12:23 PM (1 year ago)

    That is super cool and wow I really wish I had that years ago :) School books would of been easier to lug around lol.

  7. Melissa Moreno
    June 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM (1 year ago)

    I love this concept in a backpack and can’t wait to be able to use it if I win!

  8. Giveaways 4 Mom
    June 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM (1 year ago)

    I experience back pain all of the time. This is a backpack that would definitely get used. I would love to win.

  9. Paula Parker
    June 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM (1 year ago)

    What a great giveaway! My sister was just telling about this problem with kids and their back packs. She saw it on the tv. I guess it a pretty prevalent problem.

  10. Kira T
    June 14, 2014 at 1:17 PM (1 year ago)

    This is super cool. I hope I win!

  11. Jessica Peeling
    June 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM (1 year ago)

    When summer ends, I will again be wearing a heavy bookbag every day for med school.. ugh!

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 14, 2014 at 3:36 PM (1 year ago)

      I am right there with you. I am on summer break now but I start back to nursing school in the fall.

  12. Emma T
    June 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM (1 year ago)

    Looks like a lovely but functional bag. Great rich colour too

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 14, 2014 at 3:38 PM (1 year ago)

      It really is. It has so many compartments and even a built in case for you laptop.

  13. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?
    June 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM (1 year ago)

    Holy cow! 29lbs! My first semester of school at a very small college, I had 4 classes back to back. That was 4 text books and 4 giant notebooks. Ouch!

  14. Anna
    June 14, 2014 at 3:07 PM (1 year ago)

    My book bags were always so heavy- they made my back so sore. I’m glad that when I go back to school before too long, it’ll be online, so I won’t need to lug everything around.

  15. Tiffany Hathorn
    June 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM (1 year ago)

    This would be great for me. I rarely leave the house for extended periods of time without taking business supplies and even my laptop with me. I also plan to get some mountain hiking in over the summer, so this would be helpful for those trips as well. Thanks for sharing your review of the product and for the giveaway. :)

  16. LaTonya (Detroit Mom)
    June 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM (1 year ago)

    What a cute bag and functional too, I love it!

  17. Sarah Bailey
    June 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM (1 year ago)

    What a great sounding backpack I hate to think how much I used to carry around when I was at school, probably did my back no good at all :) x

  18. Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM
    June 14, 2014 at 5:06 PM (1 year ago)

    Wow… almost 30 lbs. I wonder how much I carry with my computer bag, books, binders full of templates I prepare for my clients, water bottle, and much more. You are right, we must start making it easier on our backs. Great stuff!

  19. Coolchillmom
    June 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM (1 year ago)

    30 lbs of books! Wow your poor back!
    Amazing how there is now such a backpack. Ideal for a traveler like me who brings back tons of souvenirs!

  20. Jan Messali
    June 14, 2014 at 7:47 PM (1 year ago)

    I carry a very heavy backpack full of ‘baby items,’ when we take our grandson on outings. This sounds like a great solution to an aching back. :) I think it would also be perfect for traveling.

  21. valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    June 14, 2014 at 8:33 PM (1 year ago)

    My oldest is a high school senior. I have been astounded for 4 years how heavy their back packs are. I would have tried this one.

  22. Daisy
    June 14, 2014 at 8:45 PM (1 year ago)

    This is such an awesome kids! Especially, when I have to carry so many books around.

  23. Debbie L.
    June 14, 2014 at 9:04 PM (1 year ago)

    Nice giveaway – I sure wish they had these bags when I was in school! I remember caring those heavy books!

  24. maria
    June 14, 2014 at 9:53 PM (1 year ago)

    I need this!! I just started school again and have a hard time with my backpack and books.

  25. BEAR
    June 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM (1 year ago)

    WOULD MAKE GREAT GIFT FOR OUR DAUGHTER IN SCHOOL

  26. Jim
    June 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM (1 year ago)

    Carrying groceries! Some (or sometimes many) of my neighbors are content to push a cart the block from the grocery store. Not me. I will instead bring a back pack and put 50-100 pounds on my back and the rest in bags I carry. It is brutal on my lower back.

  27. Ste4
    June 15, 2014 at 12:41 AM (1 year ago)

    With carrying heavy backpacks, even with padded straps, my shoulders hurt and I experience back pain

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 15, 2014 at 2:22 AM (1 year ago)

      Yeah that can happen. I think its about how it is positioned on your and distributed which can make a world of difference.

  28. Eric R
    June 15, 2014 at 2:04 AM (1 year ago)

    Hiking with camera gear to take a photo of a remote place and having a lot of weight strapped to my back.

    • Danielle Stewart
      June 15, 2014 at 2:21 AM (1 year ago)

      I do a ton of hiking as well and yeah your pack can get very heavy. I am planning a hike soon.

  29. michelle
    June 15, 2014 at 3:45 AM (1 year ago)

    this would be great while going to festivals. Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. R U S S
    June 15, 2014 at 3:50 AM (1 year ago)

    I avoid big bags because I have a tendency to overload it with my stuff ….

  31. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    June 15, 2014 at 5:56 AM (1 year ago)

    That is a nice looking backpack! My hubby has back pain, so i would love to get him one!

  32. Tonia
    June 15, 2014 at 6:50 AM (1 year ago)

    I can see how these bags are helpful. Our backs are nothing to play around with. It’s great to see you taking care of yours. You have such a heavy load to carry to class. I bet you can’t wait to graduate.

  33. Rebecca Swenor
    June 15, 2014 at 7:04 AM (1 year ago)

    I can relate to the heavy backpack because I was going to school for a lab tech and had some really thick books and it was so much weight on my back along with my shoulders. I would feel the burning between my shoulder blades actually. Thanks for the giveaway.

  34. Debbie Jean McMullen
    June 15, 2014 at 7:47 AM (1 year ago)

    That is really nice! And it would be great for a diaper bag for me – I am always lugging around our one-shoulder bag filled to the brim with enough diapers and stuff for my two little ones – and I always get neck pain!

  35. Rosey
    June 15, 2014 at 8:52 AM (1 year ago)

    My teen comes home from school noting that her shoulders hurt from her backpack. If I won this would be for her for next school year.

  36. Ralff Dizon
    June 15, 2014 at 8:57 AM (1 year ago)

    I really like the backpack, This is interesting, i will going to this. i hope i win.

  37. Laura Richardson
    June 15, 2014 at 9:32 AM (1 year ago)

    I feel for you! I’m a Business student and have two kiddos so when I leave the house I have a heavy backpack, a diaper bag, and a backpack for daycare all on my back and a car seat with the babes on one arm. By the end of the day I feel like I drop 50 lbs off of my body when I finally put it all away!

  38. Jen
    June 15, 2014 at 9:46 AM (1 year ago)

    I need this! I live in NYC so I take a ton of stuff with me every day!

  39. Cintia (Vanilla Dreams)
    June 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM (1 year ago)

    My current studies don’t make me need to carry a lot of things but I pack it for myself. A nice book what I am reading now, water, food, hand desinfection fluids, etc etc and in the end my bag is really heavy. It would be nice if I’d have a chance to try this bag, I am really interested of its benefits!

  40. Anne Derkat
    June 15, 2014 at 9:51 AM (1 year ago)

    This would be for one of my grandsons who I hope will be spared back pain if they win this backpack.

  41. pauline
    June 15, 2014 at 9:56 AM (1 year ago)

    i hope i win

  42. Karen
    June 15, 2014 at 9:57 AM (1 year ago)

    Of course, as a student I carried a heavy backpack. I am more concerned with my daughter, who will be having scoliosis surgery very soon, finding a backpack that will help her be more comfortable.

  43. Brian Kautz
    June 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM (1 year ago)

    I survived carrying all those books in college in my backpack

  44. Don Purdum
    June 15, 2014 at 10:25 AM (1 year ago)

    The worse part is that if your back hurts and you have to sit in class, it makes it even harder to pay attention to the instruction. Sounds like you may have a great solution here.

  45. Touristmeetstraveler
    June 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM (1 year ago)

    I’ve never heard of this before, but it looks like it would be amazing to have!

  46. Franc Ramon
    June 15, 2014 at 12:45 PM (1 year ago)

    You do carry a lot with your backpack. I like how bag technology know can distribute the load very well and reduce the strain on the back.

  47. Holli Ann
    June 15, 2014 at 1:01 PM (1 year ago)

    I’m all too familiar with the negative impacts of a heavy backpack. We carry around a backpack when we travel with items for our daughter, snacks, etc. and every little bit adds up and can be a killer for the back.

  48. May
    June 15, 2014 at 1:13 PM (1 year ago)

    I carry so much on my back with my backpack. This product sounds great!

  49. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    June 15, 2014 at 1:31 PM (1 year ago)

    Wish I had one like this when I was in nursing school, I know exactly the extra weight of books you are talking about. Now this would come in handy for when we go hiking and have to carry a bunch of items with us.

  50. Natalie
    June 15, 2014 at 1:34 PM (1 year ago)

    I used to carry a bunch of heavy textbooks and my laptop and the weight of the straps dug into my collar bone.

  51. melanie Borhi
    June 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM (1 year ago)

    I am hopefully going to St Lawrence College in the fall this year I would love to when this bag because I know I will have a ton of textbooks to have to carry and it will help decrease the pain of having a full load on my back, in the past I’ve had that problem

  52. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition
    June 15, 2014 at 1:54 PM (1 year ago)

    My chiropractor told me how awful backpacks were for kids because they were so heavy for young spines. I love that there is an option for kids and adults!

  53. kathy downey
    June 15, 2014 at 2:09 PM (1 year ago)

    I have never heard of these but i will be checking these out.

  54. Marla King
    June 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM (1 year ago)

    Heavy backpacks always cause back pain.

  55. Renee
    June 15, 2014 at 2:19 PM (1 year ago)

    Love that the Airbac bag is not only great for your body, but totally cute! I will keep this in mind for when my boys hit high school.

  56. Sandi Tymchuk
    June 15, 2014 at 2:21 PM (1 year ago)

    My education was pre-internet, so carrying around 20-30 lbs of notes and textbooks required a sturdy backpack with padded straps. Less effective backpacks would trigger trapezius strain and headaches for me. This prize would be awesome for hiking!

  57. Magdalena
    June 15, 2014 at 2:41 PM (1 year ago)

    We take so much for granted. I must have had one of the worlds heaviest laptops, and I’d add books and other props in it. Took a while to heal from that. Thanks for the tips and looking at all the options and the effects they have on you. great blog post.

  58. April
    June 15, 2014 at 3:59 PM (1 year ago)

    I wish they had this back when I was in school!!!

  59. tonygreene113 @ 113tidbits
    June 15, 2014 at 4:37 PM (1 year ago)

    When I was marching up to 15 miles in the army we were always taught to keep our loads as high up on the back as possible.this could help alleviate the weight and less stress on the lower back.

  60. Krysta
    June 15, 2014 at 5:04 PM (1 year ago)

    Having a spinal cord injury and severed shoulder tendon (supraspinatus) I’ve become familiar with back and shoulder pain. It’s hard finding ergonomic purses, back packs, etc. so this giveaway is very much appreciated!

  61. Nadia W
    June 15, 2014 at 6:02 PM (1 year ago)

    I could use this I carry around a lot of books as well.

  62. lisa jones
    June 15, 2014 at 6:17 PM (1 year ago)

    Oh My God I So Need One Of These, Awesome Review & Thanks For The Giveaway!

  63. Emily
    June 15, 2014 at 6:22 PM (1 year ago)

    I’ve never heard of this before! I wish they had it when I carried a backpack at school! Maybe it would have helped my back too!

  64. neha gupta
    June 15, 2014 at 6:32 PM (1 year ago)

    whenever i wear a heavy one i have cervical pain and it is since i went to school

  65. Maria Oller
    June 15, 2014 at 7:01 PM (1 year ago)

    I could use one for my daughter she will start college next year and she will have ot carry so many books with her

  66. Danielle Clarke
    June 15, 2014 at 7:41 PM (1 year ago)

    I usually end up with a back pack full of not just my own items, but also what my 3 kids need to bring, my back is usually killing me for days after we hike or go anywhere

  67. D.Petch
    June 15, 2014 at 8:12 PM (1 year ago)

    I wore a backpack once when I was in Italy for the summer.

  68. susan
    June 15, 2014 at 8:17 PM (1 year ago)

    I actually only use backpacks for this very reason, though this one sounds special!

  69. Danielle @ We Have It All
    June 15, 2014 at 8:49 PM (1 year ago)

    What an awesome backpack, I had no idea there was something like this out there! Back issues always cause me to have headaches, I can’t imagine carrying 29 lbs. worth of books, that’s crazy!

  70. Darlene Sullins
    June 15, 2014 at 8:53 PM (1 year ago)

    I had to carry a heavy backpack around a big zoo recently… It didn’t just hurt my back- it killed my shoulders too! I was ready for a back and should massage after the day was over.

  71. Annie {Stowed Stuff}
    June 15, 2014 at 9:01 PM (1 year ago)

    Great idea for a bag since heavy stuff can really do a number on your back!

  72. mary
    June 15, 2014 at 9:08 PM (1 year ago)

    I would have LOVED this in nursing school too. SO many books – it destroyed my back.

  73. Wendy hutton
    June 15, 2014 at 9:12 PM (1 year ago)

    I recall heavy backbacks very hard on the back and neck. this bag looks great

  74. sarah jackson
    June 15, 2014 at 9:16 PM (1 year ago)

    I carry a backpack to work daily , I work outside and carry everything I might need during the day , lunch isnt so heavy but the hoard of bottles of water can get heavy , its a little hard on the back for a work day that hasnt even started yet

  75. Lisa
    June 15, 2014 at 9:59 PM (1 year ago)

    I haven’t heard of Airbac but looks like it solves a problem that a lot of people deal with. Gret giveaway too, thanks!

  76. Marlene Meyers
    June 15, 2014 at 10:04 PM (1 year ago)

    My son is also nursing student, I am sure hd would love this as well.

  77. Zulema A Tomlinson
    June 15, 2014 at 10:12 PM (1 year ago)

    I have had major back pain for 5 years now and this sounds like a great way to help when I am toting around kids and diaper bags etc.

  78. Chasity Boatman
    June 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM (1 year ago)

    My cousin is a nursing student and this would be great for her!

  79. Kiwi
    June 15, 2014 at 10:45 PM (1 year ago)

    OMG where was this AirBac when I was going to elementary school. I think I developed a mild form of scoliosis at a young age because I would tote heavy books on my back at such a young age…I still have the tiny curve in my spine and sometimes have sleeping issues and its great that this product exist!

  80. cjjmesser
    June 15, 2014 at 10:51 PM (1 year ago)

    I’ve never weighed my backpack but I know my back hurts after carrying it. This would be great for me or my high school aged daughter!

  81. Pam
    June 15, 2014 at 11:35 PM (1 year ago)

    This would be a great bag to have. I am not a student anymore but I love to travel and this would come in so handy. I have back problems so this would be great.

  82. Susan Robbins
    June 15, 2014 at 11:48 PM (1 year ago)

    I went on a trip to San Francisco with what I thought was a comfortable backpack and instead it turned so uncomfortable as I walked around the city that I had to carry it on one shoulder which made it even more uncomfortable.

  83. Michelle
    June 16, 2014 at 1:34 AM (1 year ago)

    I have a bad back from a car accident. I think that this would be a great bag for me.

  84. Kath Rivera
    June 16, 2014 at 1:35 AM (1 year ago)

    What a great technology. I wish to join but I’m not sure if the giveaway is open worldwide. I hope they’ll lauch this kind of back pack here in our country.

  85. Elizabeth Nicholson
    June 16, 2014 at 4:01 AM (1 year ago)

    I have a sore back most of the time, maybe this would help.

  86. anita
    June 16, 2014 at 4:22 AM (1 year ago)

    i have scoliosis so heavy backpacks has always been a problem so i really hope to win this!!

  87. Sherri Jo
    June 16, 2014 at 5:31 AM (1 year ago)

    what a great giveaway!!

  88. shay cb
    June 16, 2014 at 6:07 AM (1 year ago)

    How I wish I had this when I was still studying.

  89. Debi
    June 16, 2014 at 6:16 AM (1 year ago)

    I love back packs. We use them all the time when we are running around. I am always looking for a great one that won’t hurt my back

  90. Mama to 5 BLessings
    June 16, 2014 at 6:54 AM (1 year ago)

    sounds like a wonderful product especially on long travels!

  91. Tracey
    June 16, 2014 at 9:21 AM (1 year ago)

    That looks like a great bag! I would have loved a bag like this when I was a student.

  92. Kelly D
    June 16, 2014 at 10:40 AM (1 year ago)

    When we go out with the kids I often carry a backpack and if I pack too much, the next day I have back pain.

  93. Danielle D
    June 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM (1 year ago)

    I use it for shopping lately my back has been having troubles lol

  94. Debra
    June 16, 2014 at 1:53 PM (1 year ago)

    OMG, I can’t believe you lug around those books all day. No wonder you need a great bag to haul them in!

  95. Family Travel Blogger
    June 16, 2014 at 2:56 PM (1 year ago)

    As a fellow student I totally know where you’re coming from! I think these backpacks are genius.

  96. Holly Wright
    June 16, 2014 at 4:24 PM (1 year ago)

    In college I had a shoulder bag, and it would absolutely kill my shoulder once it was full of textbooks!

  97. Alysia
    June 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM (1 year ago)

    This looks fantastic!!
    Is the giveaway an international one or US only?

    ~ Saying hi from the Dish ~
    Alysia
    http://www.mydomesticdish.com

  98. mary
    June 16, 2014 at 4:55 PM (1 year ago)

    such a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing. My daughter will love it if she won

  99. Crystal Englot
    June 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM (1 year ago)

    When I was in school we didn’t have to carry around anywhere near as many textbooks and binders as the kids do now and I always ended up with back spams from the weight of my back pack. Now I am always looking for better items to help my kids so that they dont end up hurting their backs

  100. roger simmons
    June 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM (1 year ago)

    I hate arrying heavy backpacks. When we were going to the PNE and the kids were younger I had to carry a backpack and a cooler cause my wife wanted to save money on the $4 drinks.

  101. Wanda Bergman
    June 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM (1 year ago)

    Heavy backpacks have caused lots of back pain in my past.

  102. Amber Nelson
    June 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM (1 year ago)

    I have serious back issues. This would be great to win.

  103. samantha
    June 16, 2014 at 9:18 PM (1 year ago)

    this would be perfect for alot of situations, students at school, mothers… great post!!

  104. David
    June 17, 2014 at 12:48 AM (1 year ago)

    My girlfriend NEEDS this

  105. Brandy
    June 17, 2014 at 8:32 AM (1 year ago)

    What a great giveaway, my oldest could use a bag like this; her bag last year hurt her back so much. It was full of books and such needed for school and I can only imagine this year will get worse being in Junior High :(

  106. Mary
    June 17, 2014 at 9:31 AM (1 year ago)

    I just brought the bags for my kids great and it works also my husband and all of our family also went online and got them protects you laptops also . Call them up they always have something going on . Don’t wait to win a must buy . Great company !!!!!! Lifetime warranty

  107. Gabrielle W.
    June 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM (1 year ago)

    haha, I’m a total bookworm, when I go to the library I have to force the last few books into the bag…I have always had a bad lower back, so I always feel the pain!

  108. Michelle L
    June 17, 2014 at 2:48 PM (1 year ago)

    Heavy bag hard on shoulders and neck.

  109. chickie brewer
    June 17, 2014 at 2:58 PM (1 year ago)

    I’ve never carried a backpack but my adult son does it and it looks uncomfortable sometimes

  110. chris hoey
    June 17, 2014 at 3:28 PM (1 year ago)

    Thanks! This would be great for hiking trips!

  111. Dorrie Turner
    June 17, 2014 at 3:48 PM (1 year ago)

    I just remember how sore and tired I felt after using a backpack all day for school.

  112. Diana Corlett
    June 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM (1 year ago)

    My granddaughter Marina is starting university in the fall. I would love to win this airbac backpack for her so she doesn’t have to worry about back/neck/shoulder pain!

  113. Sarah Taylor
    June 17, 2014 at 6:59 PM (1 year ago)

    I carried a heavy backpack in high school and it cause a lot of shoulder and back pain

  114. DeAnna Keller
    June 17, 2014 at 7:01 PM (1 year ago)

    My book bags were always heavy, they made my back so sore. My daughter who will be starting high school this fall would definitely appreciate this bag!

  115. Alona Y
    June 17, 2014 at 7:12 PM (1 year ago)

    I have been using messenger style bags for years, and it’s really painful to carry all the weight on one shoulder that way!

  116. Erin Madigan
    June 17, 2014 at 8:34 PM (1 year ago)

    I recently started back to school to get my Masters and carrying all of my textbooks is really hard on my back!

  117. Brandon Overton
    June 17, 2014 at 9:46 PM (1 year ago)

    I can’t remember a backpack that has ever been comfortable

  118. Jennifer
    June 17, 2014 at 10:22 PM (1 year ago)

    Wow there is going to be one happy person when they win this prize!! What a great bag.

  119. lei
    June 17, 2014 at 11:36 PM (1 year ago)

    i remember those days when I had carry all those books from the library needed to do a paper

  120. Marielle Altenor
    June 18, 2014 at 12:34 AM (1 year ago)

    The video where the girl falls down trying to put on her backpack reminded me of all those high school days when I had to carry about 5 different heavy books. Love that the Airbac’s backpacks is stylish too!

  121. stacy
    June 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM (1 year ago)

    This would be great for when we go on motorcycle trips.

  122. Monique Bon
    June 18, 2014 at 6:30 AM (1 year ago)

    I remember filling up my backpack with school books. It would hurt my back & shoulders so much. I had lots of pain.

  123. Kambrea
    June 18, 2014 at 7:22 AM (1 year ago)

    When I was in Middle School we had to move between two buildings so I had to carry a lot of books at a time. It caused me mild scoliosis. Anything that would prevent it in my kids is a good thing.

  124. April
    June 18, 2014 at 8:56 AM (1 year ago)

    My husband is a Paramedic student and he has a lot of books. He will be continuing on to nursing. We also go to Disney quite often and the back pack get tiring by the end of the day. I am sure this bag would be awesome.

  125. Gord
    June 18, 2014 at 2:42 PM (1 year ago)

    I have been in the army as an infantry foot soldier. We have done forced marches with full packs on. Enough said!

  126. kellypc
    June 18, 2014 at 6:24 PM (1 year ago)

    I always have a sore back when I tote too much stuff around for too long but I need it all!

  127. April Gray
    June 18, 2014 at 7:54 PM (1 year ago)

    I have started noticing that my shoulder will hurt from carrying my purse and sometimes laptop bag around with me all day. This backpack would be amazing to win!! Thanks so much for the chance!

  128. Chantelle Walker
    June 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM (1 year ago)

    Mine is because of school as well. The books are just monsters and at the end of the day I feel like my shoulders, neck, and back had just lost a battle :( I’ve learned to lighten up a bit, and on days I need a lot I’ll carry some and the rest will go in my backpack.
    This though would be great!! I would love to give it a try :)

  129. Sandy Sandler
    June 18, 2014 at 9:56 PM (1 year ago)

    Goodness! Well with all of those nursing books I can see why you were carrying around so much. I’ve never heard of this but am totally intrigued! Thanks for the review.

  130. Barbara Platt
    June 19, 2014 at 5:51 AM (1 year ago)

    It may be why now I have chronic back pain even after my operation. I wish schools would ease up on our kids carrying so much stuff home every day.

  131. Amanda
    June 19, 2014 at 8:34 AM (1 year ago)

    What a great giveaway! I worry about my son’s backpack all the time. He is 11 and his backpack gets HEAVY!!

  132. Bobbie Smith
    June 19, 2014 at 1:15 PM (1 year ago)

    My experience with carrying a heavy backpack isn’t a good one. It caused sever back and shoulder pain, from carrying all of the heavy books

  133. Anita
    June 19, 2014 at 3:45 PM (1 year ago)

    When I was in the army.

  134. Sharon
    June 19, 2014 at 4:10 PM (1 year ago)

    I feel your pain! I don’t know if I ever carried that much weight at one time, but I’ve been in school for seven years. Got two more years to go, but I am so ready to get these books off my back!

  135. Barbara Montag
    June 19, 2014 at 5:50 PM (1 year ago)

    I have back problems and avoid heavy backpacks.
    These back packs are great!
    thank you

  136. lori b
    June 19, 2014 at 9:22 PM (1 year ago)

    a heavy backpack kills me., :(

  137. melisa
    June 21, 2014 at 7:55 AM (1 year ago)

    My back is compromised, so I barely carry anything in mine, I’m very interested in this.

  138. leslie roberts
    June 21, 2014 at 10:24 AM (1 year ago)

    I remember walking to school with my small backpack that had so many books in it I looked like a hunch back

  139. Linda Kish
    June 21, 2014 at 5:28 PM (1 year ago)

    It’s been a lot of years since I was in school but I do remember toting around a very heavy backpack and having sore shoulders.

  140. Carly D.
    June 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM (1 year ago)

    I was always a short girl and I remember getting picked on for my book bag being bigger than me. I would have loved one like this! at least it would have been better for me.

  141. JaimeeM
    June 22, 2014 at 10:28 AM (1 year ago)

    I used to get insanely terrible back aches when I was in high school from wearing a bag that was too heavy. 5 large textbooks, three binders, a pencil case, master lock, and my lunch bag and purse. It must have weighed in at, at least 50+ lbs.

  142. Julia
    June 22, 2014 at 7:26 PM (1 year ago)

    My issues occur when I’m traveling

  143. april yedinak
    June 23, 2014 at 9:12 AM (1 year ago)

    I personally never have carried a heavy backpack, but my poor daughter has to. She is in high school and between books, her laptop and gym gear, she must be carrying a good 25-35 lbs every day. When she gets off the bus each day, I swear she looks 2 inches shorter, until she drops her pack.

  144. Bailey Dexter
    June 23, 2014 at 7:56 PM (1 year ago)

    Wow, what a great product! Years ago I was traveling around with a few friends and I got this very expensive pack, it was so heavy that after a week I left it behind in a small city and picked up a much smaller one. This would have been perfect!

  145. Veronica V
    June 23, 2014 at 11:27 PM (1 year ago)

    I am tired of my shoulders hurting from carrying a heavy bag.

  146. Athena
    June 25, 2014 at 9:40 AM (1 year ago)

    when i was a student, those heavy and thick books killed my back!!!!

  147. Sarah
    June 25, 2014 at 9:48 AM (1 year ago)

    I am still guilty of the one strap messenger bags! And of course over filling my backpacks with laptops, binders, and all other work related items. Sometimes at a moments notice I have to pack up my office and make it mobile for the field. I would love to have an Airbac that makes stress on my back the last thing I have to worry about!

  148. Cheryl B.
    June 26, 2014 at 6:04 PM (1 year ago)

    I pulled a back muscle from wearing a backpack to carry books and paperwork each day to work. I had to move on to a rolling bag.

  149. Megan C.
    June 26, 2014 at 7:23 PM (1 year ago)

    My company gave me a book bag as a laptop bag and I also use it as my gym bag. Its heavy because of the big old laptop and all my workout gear. This would be so nice to have. I would use it daily!

  150. Melissa Brown
    June 26, 2014 at 7:52 PM (1 year ago)

    I remember the weight of my books in Dental Hygiene school!! This would have been fantastic! I will pass it on to my daughter who is in college now if I win.

  151. Varsha
    June 26, 2014 at 9:45 PM (1 year ago)

    I’m a medical student and I have soo much back pain from all the books I’m always carrying around!

  152. dawn keenan
    June 26, 2014 at 10:12 PM (1 year ago)

    All of my kids have suffered problems due to heavy backpacks, including sore backs and pulled muscles. This looks awesome.

  153. Robyn Bellefleur
    June 27, 2014 at 9:12 AM (1 year ago)

    I experience back pain all of the time. This is a backpack would really help me.

  154. Mel M.
    June 27, 2014 at 5:10 PM (1 year ago)

    I have a bad back now from lugging around large medical books from med school. this would be so ideal!!

  155. liz l
    June 27, 2014 at 10:08 PM (1 year ago)

    This would be great for trail runs

  156. Maegan Morin
    June 27, 2014 at 11:18 PM (1 year ago)

    Im always carrying around a heavy bag… It would be nice to relieve some pressure.

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