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Swiss Gear backpacks- max weight?

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Swiss Gear backpacks- max weight?
« on: August 24, 2009, 04:55:40 PM »
For those of you who have experience, how good are Swiss Gear backpacks about holding up?  I have an expandable one that costs about $65... I was able to get two case books, a bluebook citation book, and two other thin books in it, as well as my laptop.  It all fits fine, but it weights close to 25 pounds.  Do I need to worry about putting too much stress on the straps (afraid it might break on me), or do those bags tend to be durable enough that I shouldn't worry about it.

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Re: Swiss Gear backpacks- max weight?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 04:58:18 PM »
I wouldn't worry about the bag, I would be concerned about your back!

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Re: Swiss Gear backpacks- max weight?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 10:03:16 AM »
You can always get an internal frame pack that is designed to carry the weight. A good one will allow you to hump 60lbs in relative comfort. The dorkiness factor is already to the max in law school anyways.

Re: Swiss Gear backpacks- max weight?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 10:06:44 AM »
I got a Swiss Gear rolling bag (off ebay for $20, retails for $100).  It fits my 17" laptop and a couple casebooks.  And saves my back.  I'm a little worried about how it's going to hold up in rain and snow, but it seems pretty sturdy.