The ubiquitous cornerstone of carry, backpacks come in all different shapes, sizes and colours and are built to serve a myriad of purposes.
Sometimes referred to as a bookbag, kitbag, knapsack, rucksack, pack, or sackpack, backpacks are, in their simplest form, a cloth sack that is carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.
Here are three interesting facts about backpacks you may not know:
The term 'backpack' was coined in the USA in 1910. Prior to this, moneybag or packsack were the most commonly used terms.
In primitive times, backpacks were used chiefly as a means to carry a hunter's larger game.
In the USA alone, research has shown that over 40 million students use backpacks on a daily basis.
Outerbound, we scour the earth to discover the best backpacks by brands that matter (both large and small) and we hope you find your perfect backpack here to last you a lifetime.