What do you use to carry books? - page 2

I was trying to decide if I should get a backpack for my textbooks.I want to avoid back strain as much as possible. Does anybody use longaberger large boardwalk baskets?The rolling backpacks are not... Read More

  1. by   EMTtoRN
    this past semester I was using an Eddie Bauer messenger bad and it KILLED me!!!!!!!!! So DH bought me a nice Targus backpack that is padded up the jazooo because I ofton take my laptop to work too and want it to be protected.
  2. by   Altra
    Nursing textbooks are huge - I think they would beat a Longaberger basket to shreds in less than a week.
  3. by   Nurse-o-Matic
    Quote from MLOS
    Nursing textbooks are huge - I think they would beat a Longaberger basket to shreds in less than a week.
    HA HA HA, Good one!
  4. by   codebluechic
    Rolling "office on wheels."

    www.tutto.com
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Okay, so for those of you that use the roller backpacks...which would you suggest?
  6. by   Dublin37
    Quote from cnm2b
    okay, so for those of you that use the roller backpacks...which would you suggest?

    i've been using everest for the last 2 years, and still going strong!

    p.s. just went to tutto.com oooohhhhh i think i want one of those for nursing school though! cool organizers.
    Last edit by Dublin37 on Jun 4, '04
  7. by   Berta
    I have an Eastpak that I paid about $45. I got it at Ebags.com. They have a good selection. My main advice is to get a really big one, pay attention to the measurements. Some are bigger than others. I really like mine, its holding up really well. However, I did notice two drawbacks. Some days it just ain't big enough.lol Think it could be cause I overstuff it????lol But seriously, I didn't realize how much room the telescoping handle takes up inside the bag. Its not a whole lot, but enough. Also, if I overstuff it, it tends to fall forward. Again, I pretty sure its because of the amount of things I am trying to take with me.

    **The reason I like the Eastpak best is because I had a regular backpack from them that lasted for ten years. Also, the rolling backpack I got has a padded part for my laptop. It has a big main compartment (that contains the handle part), then a padded front pocket. On the outside, there are two large zipper pockets. I really like the outer pockets.
  8. by   Tony35NYC
    I also need to invest in one of those wheeled devices. I've been toting my books in a backpack, but they're way too heavy.
  9. by   debblynn13
    My suggestion is a roller bag and make sure to take it to the bookstore when you go to buy your books. I also have a backpack for clinicals and when the teacher says we only need one book. First semester I had two classes back to back and there was no way I could carry al the books I needed for those two classes.

    My bag cost less than 20 dollars, Walmart, I think. It made it through the year and looks like it should make it next year. My backpack I picked up at the salvation army for a buck.....hey it works....

    Debblynn
  10. by   cherokeesummer
    Back pack on wheels all the way!

    Wal-mart has a good quality one that I have used for the last half of the semester. In fact most of my classmates use roller ones now. Everyone jokes that they can tell we are begining nursing students b/c of all the rollerpacks!

    LOL! :chuckle
  11. by   Energizer Bunny
    Good to know that Wal Mart carries some...I am going to keep my eyes open on ebay too. Thanks everyone!
  12. by   z's playa
    I use a backback but I need a wheelbarrel!
  13. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from z's playa
    I use a backback but I need a wheelbarrel!
    Are these additional Canadian terms? If so, they belong on that other thread.

    "Backback" and "wheelbarrel."

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