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Some types of designer backpacks are the Marc by Marc Jacobs Domo Arigato Packrat Color Block Backpack, the MZ Wallace Jewel Print Metro Backpack and the Rebecca Minkoff Star Perforated Backpack. The Salvatore Ferragamo Small Giuliette Backpack and the Burberry London Nylon Marden Backpack are two o


The modern backpack was invented by Dick Kelty in 1952. Kelty, who was an avid hiker, came up with the design as a more efficient and comfortable alternative to the military gear that was generally used for hiking at the time.


Backpacks should only be washed once or twice a year. To wash a backpack, you will need the backpack itself, a washing machine, detergent, warm water, a container, an old toothbrush, an old pillowcase and an old towel. This process should take several hours.


The weight of a child’s backpack should not exceed 10 to 15 percent of the child’s body weight. This recommended range assumes the child uses both arm straps and is using the backpack correctly.


A 2013 UCLA study found that 75 percent of high school seniors got into their first-choice colleges, but less than 57 percent could afford tuition. Only 12 percent of freshman considered paying for college a major concern, but the average debt for a college student was $23,700.


To make a turtle backpack, select a pillow-belly stuffed turtle such as Mr. Shigglesworth, measure and cut straps, remove the pillow stuffing, and attach the straps to the shell of the turtle. If desired, add embroidery for personalization. Making a turtle backpack takes roughly an hour and requires


A study conducted by University of California researchers in Riverside found that two of every five children who wear backpacks report pain as a result of slinging the bag over one or both shoulders, explains WebMD. The study surveyed approximately 3,500 middle school students, with 90 percent of th


Money Crashers lists the best cars for college students as the Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Smart ForTwo, Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Rio and Toyota Yaris. Other cars on the list include the Kia Soul, Suzuki SX4, Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte. The cars were chosen for their affordability, reliability and s


To clean your hiking backpack, remove any detachable pockets, vacuum out the bag, and wipe it down with a sponge and a mild detergent that is free of dyes and chemicals. Rinse the bag with a hose, or dip it in a tub of cold water.


Matching the backpack to the activity is critical when choosing a small, lightweight backpack, according to REI. A small, lightweight backpack best fits activities such as day hikes, ski touring and trail running. It also works well for school and commuting. Other considerations include capacity, sh