Backpacks, in one form or another, have, probably, been around as long as man has had the need to move items from one place to another.
In the earliest days our ancestors moved around from area to area following food sources, which required early man to move everything he owned. The simplest way to do this and still leave his hands free, for carrying spears, clubs or dragging the Mrs around by her hair, would be to form a basic backpack, almost certainly made from animal skins.
At that time, and if truth be told until quite recent times, very little thought would have been given to how the weight of the backpack would impact on the rest of the body; If you could lift it and carry it, obviously it would be okay.
Hopefully, we are much more conscious, nowadays, of treating our bodies with some consideration and are more inclined to look at the larger picture before we launch into doing things that influence our overall wellbeing.
Unfortunately, we sometimes forget to do the right thing. We mean to, but, we often forget to bend from the hips instead of the waist .When picking things up from the floor, we know that we really should use our knees to help, but, isnâ€™t it quicker to just bend over and lift the item? Possibly, true, but, if you have ever suffered from a pulled back muscle, a slipped disk or any form of back problem brought on by doing things the wrong way inside of the right way, you may understand that quicker does not always equate to better.
Luckily, when it comes to backpacks Caribee give us a helping hand. Their backpacks have been ergonomically and anatomically designed to fit our bodies in the right way and to distribute the backpacks weight over a larger area of our torso to ensure that we can carry the addition load without it causing any damage to ourselves and because the cargo is more evenly distributed it will, actually feel lighter.
Caribee have been manufacturing urban and outdoor products for over 50 years and have always ensured that their products take good care of our well being because they know that we sometimes forget .