Backpack FAQs:

Q: Are backpacks sometimes worn on only one shoulder strap?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a backpack a recent innovation?

A: Yes, and invented in 1967 by Greg Lowe, who went on to found Lowe Alpine and Lowepro, companies specializing in backpacks and other forms of carrying bags for various equipment.

Q: Is a backpack wide enough to distribute the pressure on shoulders and also a white glass wool layer is added to the internal part of them to absorb dynamic forces?

A: Yes, and which could be produced through walking.

Q: Are backpacks equipped with solar panels?

A: Yes.

Q: Are backpacks sometimes used in other sports as well?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a backpack used as a means to carry the hunter's larger game and other types of prey and as a way of easier transport for other materials?

A: Yes.

Q: Are backpacks used by fire services for wildfire fighting?

A: Yes, as well as by rescue services for Search and Rescue.

Q: Are backpacks often made with padded shoulder straps and backs as well as additional reinforcement to hold large numbers of heavy textbooks?

A: Yes, as well as safety features such as reflective panels to make the wearer of the pack more visible at night.

Q: Is a backpack a crucial back-to-school ritual for many students?

A: Yes.

Q: Are backpacks also available?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a backpack coined in the United States in the 1910s?

A: Yes.

Q: Are backpacks sometimes worn as fashion accessories?

A: Yes, and in which they perform the same function as a purse.

Q: Are backpacks capable of being closed with either a buckle mechanism?

A: Yes, and a zipper, or a dry-bag type closure though a few models use a drawstring fitted with a cord lock for the main compartment.

Q: Are backpacks smaller with a profile closer to the body?

A: Yes, and wider straps and can come with water bladders and hip belts for running, cycling or hiking.

Q: Are backpacks backpacks with wheels on the bottom and an extending handle?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a backpack meant to safely carry knives?

A: Yes, and cooking tools, and other miscellaneous equipment such as notebooks, towels, and uniforms.

Q: Are backpacks commonly used by hikers and students?

A: Yes, and are often preferred to handbags for carrying heavy loads or carrying any sort of equipment, because of the limited capacity to carry heavy weights for long periods of time in the hands.

Q: Are backpacks sometimes used as luggage?

A: Yes, and particularly as carry-on bags for airplane travel.

Q: Are backpacks most commonly used while traveling by airplane or train?

A: Yes.

Q: Are backpacks a standard part of the load-bearing equipment of soldiers?

A: Yes, and especially infantry, in most countries, and military-style packs are regularly available to civilians in military surplus stores.

Q: Are backpacks heavily identified with students?

A: Yes, and are a primary means of transporting educational materials to and from school.

Q: Are backpacks generally very modular?

A: Yes, and allowing the pack to be reconfigured to the users wishes and are designed to load around the wearers hips.

Q: Are backpacks specifically designed to carry certain items?

A: Yes.