In addition to their use in outdoors pursuits, backpacks are sometimes used in other sports as well. Hydration packs, sometimes used by athletes and military personnel, carry water (in either a bladder or a rigid bottle) and have a tube connected to them from which the wearer can drink without removing the pack; this feature is also included in some more general-purpose hiking backpacks. Backpacks that carry skateboards have also become more popular in the youth culture. https://i.pinimg.com/280x280_RS/40/53/c1/4053c1017776c828e0a9c5885485eaee.jpg

Backpacks in general fall into one of four categories: frameless, external frame, internal frame, and bodypack. A pack frame, when present, serves to support the pack and distribute the weight of its contents across the body more appropriately, by transferring much of the weight to the hips and legs. Most of the weight is therefore taken off the shoulders, reducing the chance of injury from shoulder strap pressure (many backpacks equipped solely with shoulder straps can affect the posture of a person carrying more than 14 kg (30 lbs)), as well as being less restrictive of the upper body range of motion. Most backpacks are capable of being closed with either a buckle mechanism, a zipper, or a dry-bag type closure, though a few models use a drawstring fitted with a cord lock for the main compartment. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/9c/ef/31/9cef318b9ee6a77eb12d4a3ca97528e1--pure-romance-consultant-pure-romance-party.jpg

The external frame is typically made from aluminum, other lightweight metal alloy, and recently reinforced synthetic polymers or plastic and is equipped with a system of straps and tautly-stretched netting which prevents contact between the metal frame and user's back. In addition to comfort, this "stand-off" provides the additional benefit of creating air circulation between the frame and the wearer's back. For this reason, external frame packs are generally considered to be a "cooler load" than internal frame designs. External frame packs have a fabric "sack" portion which is usually smaller than that of internal frame packs, but have exposed frame portions above and below the sack to accommodate attachment of larger items. In addition, the sack can often be removed entirely, permitting the user to customize the configuration of their load, or to transport a non-conventional load such as a quartered game animal. Military packs are often external frame designs due to their ability to carry loads of different shapes, sizes and weights. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b6/47/96/b64796a90bd0726ae5fa1a8a7f2ae250.jpg
External frame packs were designed to carry heavy loads (>20 kg or 40 lb), giving the wearer more support and protection and better weight distribution than a simple, frameless strapped bag. Wooden pack frames were used for centuries around the world. Ötzi the Iceman may have used one in Copper Age Alpine Italy,[5][6] though some archaeologists believe the frame found with the body was part of a snowshoe. Such packs are common in military and mountaineering applications;[7] metal versions first appeared in the mid-20th century. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/98/68/18/98681863441d4f190fcf5e2b8a4e403a.jpg
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External frame packs were designed to carry heavy loads (>20 kg or 40 lb), giving the wearer more support and protection and better weight distribution than a simple, frameless strapped bag. Wooden pack frames were used for centuries around the world. Ötzi the Iceman may have used one in Copper Age Alpine Italy,[5][6] though some archaeologists believe the frame found with the body was part of a snowshoe. Such packs are common in military and mountaineering applications;[7] metal versions first appeared in the mid-20th century. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/8d/6f/87/8d6f873a5f9b925fe764eecba26a075b.jpg
Our backpacks for kids come in bright colors and cool designs for every kind of student from K–12. They’re comfy to carry and made to last with tough fabrics, sturdy zippers and strong stitching. And they’ll keep up with your kids, whether they’re running to the bus, swinging them around on the playground or stuffing them with books, a lunchbox and a surprise for show-and-tell. Choose from backpacks that feature their favorite characters, animal and camo prints, polka dots, plaids, solids, stripes and much more. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/9b/8a/7d/9b8a7dd7c4b2442438346df73f88ac78--trunk-organization-utility-tote.jpg
Thirty One Organizing Pack, Hostess Exclusive, Retired, white & gray & trimmed in plum color 15” long 12” width 5” depth With padded shoulder strap removable insert with dividers that Velcro‘s into place clip for keys very versatile, many zippered pockets opens from the top and from the front separate pocket for a laptop Comes with insulated thermos cup or bottle holder with a cinch top

While the Thirty One Gifts catalog shows beautiful traditional purses, they are only a small part of the impressive product catalog made available to lucky 31 Gifts party goers. From large totes that are ideal to bring along to the beach to small organizational pouches for home use, shoppers enjoy the selection of fabrics, embroidery customization options and matching accessories available for each product. With a color and pattern palette that greets each season with exciting new offerings and secret hostess-exclusive items, there’s a little something for everyone under the Thirty One Gifts umbrella. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/2b/99/5b/2b995ba78c35b0786e34f10bd4dd45dc--thirty-one-vip-group-thirty-one-join-my-team.jpg?b


A daypack is a smaller, frameless backpack that can hold enough contents for a day hike, or a day's worth of other activities. They are not large enough for average wilderness backpacking that use full-sized sleeping bags and backpacking tents, but may be large enough for ultralight backpacking. Padded or unpadded waist straps may be provided to distribute weight across the body. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/71/06/b5/7106b5222162bcb9bc6e8f7bbaf2d0f0.jpg
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