From Ancient to Modern
People have been utilizing a variety of backpacks for hundreds of years. From hunters carrying their dinner home to modern hikers hauling their gear down the trail, backpack styles have varied over the years. However, the convenience of using them has not. There are essential qualities to look for when purchasing a pack. Whether buying a backpack for travel on vacation or back and forth to school or work, the pack should:
- Be large enough to carry belongings without being too bulky to manage.
- Fold away neatly and easily when not in use.
- Be sturdy enough to withstand rough treatment.
- Waterproof packs are necessary for outdoor use.
- Comfortable enough to carry for long periods of time.
- Contain pockets within the pack for holding smaller items.
- Be affordable and attractive.
Hiking the Trail
The OverBoard Waterproof Pro-Sport Backpack fits all of these requirements and more. For use when hiking the trails the packs make excellent waterproof camping bags. The built-in lumbar support, padded shoulder straps and air-flow design in the back panel ensure the pack is comfortable to carry. These heavy duty backpacks have a nicely expandable capacity, but fold down conveniently when not in use. The fully welded seamless construction will allow for many years of packing gear for camping trips and hiking the trails. If bicycling is a passion these packs come with reflective patches on the shoulder straps and front of the backpack for higher visibility. Individual pockets easily hold a can of bug spray, sunscreen or snacks while in the woods. The waterproof nature of these quality packs ensures that even in the rain or when dropped into a body of water the pack and the gear it contains remain dry. Fun activities like kayaking and canoeing become worry-free with these discount hiking backpacks.
Hitting the Books or the Boardroom
Whether needing a backpack for travel to school or as a part of the workforce, the OverBoard Waterproof Pro-Sport Backpacks make the job easier. Keeping the contents of the pack safe and dry is a big concern especially if carrying electronics or important paperwork. The waterproof nature of the PVC coated 600D nylon bags ensures that neither sweat nor rain will penetrate to the interior. The separate pockets within the bags allow for sections to hold keys, a wallet, pens or a calculator. With a mesh front zip pocket it is easy to see what items have been stored and which may have been forgotten. A large variety of colors makes it simple to choose a backpack that will stand out in a crowd or be unobtrusive for the office. (click here to check out more backpacks made of PVC / Nylon)
The top carry handle along with the option of using the buckles or Velcro closures provide versatility and convenience. A fully adjustable waist belt and sternum strap as well as the padded support on the shoulder straps makes these packs comfortable for hours or days of use. No matter if looking for a pack to protect a camera while out bird-watching or one that can hold a laptop for school the OverBoard Waterproof Pro-Sport Backpack is the right choice in a backpack. Sports are not the only use for dry bags – The Five Dollar Travellers use theirs to keep their laptop and electronics safe whilst travelling in Monsoon rains!