Super Straps is a Kickstarter campaign that’s looking to take a load off your back
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Slouching at your desk isn’t the only way to ruin your back and posture. If you carry a backpack, you probably know that better than most. Carrying around a laptop, lunch, chargers, thermoses, and any other stuff you think you might need on a daily basis will definitely cause some strain on your back and shoulders.
According to the America Association of Neurological Surgeons, an estimated 75-85 percent of Americans will experience back pain throughout their lives. Having our bags weigh us down on the regular probably doesn’t help either.
Super Straps is a Kickstarter campaign that’s seeking to create a solution to issues caused by heavy backpacks —without leaving your essentials at home.
With more than $450K already pledged, Super Straps are a pulley-powered “backpack booster” that the crowdfunding community is really into. Attach them to your backpack before putting it on and pull on the cords. The straps then create an arc that helps distribute the weight of your backpack across 5 times its surface area and supposedly relieves 27 pounds of force from your back, neck, and shoulders.
Check out the Kickstarter video:
The backpack supposedly shifts the weight of your backpack closer to your spine so it can be carried ergonomically. The padding system also makes sure that the straps on your bag don’t dig into your arms. It fits just about any bag and should even work with baby slings.
If you’re looking to improve posture, relieve some pressure on your back, and feel better carrying your bag, Super Straps may be the solution. Of course, with all Kickstarter project, you’ve got to actually make it happen before you can try it out.
Visit the Super Straps Kickstarter page to learn more and drop a pledge. A donation of at least $49 will get you your own set when they start shipping in October.