Pain| Mountain Sledder Magazine
EVERYTHING hurt. Like everything. Shoulders, neck, back and quads. I was popping pain killers like candy. I couldn’t stay awake in the evening but it was hard to get comfortable enough in bed to sleep at night. Getting out of bed in the morning was a major struggle. Driving to work it was difficult and painful to lift my leg to depress the clutch in the car. You get the idea.
When choosing a backpack, it is important that you chose a pack that keeps these principles in mind. Some of the new packs have additional support in the back piece, which helps support this lordotic curve and fits better against your spine. A perfect example are the packs that I use, the Highmark by Snowpulse Ridge and the Klim Nac Pack.