The shoulder bag that doesn’t cause shoulder pain

Ever get annoyed that your bag slips off your shoulder?  If you’re fashionably opposed to using a rucksack/backpack then help is at hand with the i-stay shoulder strap.

In case you didn’t see them on Dragon’s Den, the company have developed a patent-pending strap which can clip onto other bags. They also make bags of their own.  And they sent me one to try – there are perks to being an osteopath 😉

It’s a great well-thought out bag, with all the pockets and zips you could want – and at first inspection they look like quality zips too.  But most importantly, what about the shoulder strap?  So, I loaded up the bag modestly (heavily-loaded bags tend to stay on better than modestly-loaded ones), and went for a walk.

On my left shoulder it was great.  I walked for half an hour and it didn’t budge.  Then for my lower – slopey – right shoulder (yes, I’m squint too).  Normally I don’t bother putting shoulder bags on my right side because I know they keep slipping off.  While it didn’t perform as well as on the left, I was impressed with how infrequently I had to adjust it.

In short, the i-stay strap is a winner, and I like the bag too!  Turns out the esteemed Royal College of Chiropractors have commended the product too; I didn’t know there was such a thing – why don’t we have a Royal College of Osteopaths?  I shall have to enquire.

 

By | 2017-03-03T09:54:10+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Lifting and Carrying|0 Comments

About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, and author of "active X backs - and effective solution for lower back pain"; he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.

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