Jump to content

Menu

Rolling backpack for adults/taller people?


matrips
 Share

Recommended Posts

Anyone have one?  How tall are the handles and is a comfortable height for teenage males?  I don’t want them to have to be bent over to roll it, so I want a good stable one with a long enough handle. This would be if I can convince them to use it for high school next year (just diagnosed with scoliosis).  So willing to get a decent one.  Any suggestions on features to look for that make it easier for classroom/campus use?  Most of the campus has one story buildings, no steps.   only one building has stairs but that one also has an elevator.  

Brands/models or links welcome! 🙂. Thanks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had my DS16 rolled my backpack as he is the tallest. The handle when fully extended is 1 meter from the ground, reach near his belly button. Link is the one I have since it can accommodate my old 17” laptop. https://www.amazon.com/Samsonite-Wheeled-Backpack-Black-Charcoal/dp/B002DF77OW

I am short so it is easy for me to push or pull. However it is heavy so DS16 usually helps me to lift it up one flight of library stairs to get to the reference section. My teens prefer not to use the library elevators even pre-Covid. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Heights of handles vary - but you should be able to find that information in the stats for the backpack.  Some are great for tall people, others, not so much.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 hours ago, Arcadia said:

 

I had my DS16 rolled my backpack as he is the tallest. The handle when fully extended is 1 meter from the ground, reach near his belly button. Link is the one I have since it can accommodate my old 17” laptop. https://www.amazon.com/Samsonite-Wheeled-Backpack-Black-Char

 

Thank you for that!  I added it to my cart.  We’ll give it a try and see what they think.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 hours ago, gardenmom5 said:

Heights of handles vary - but you should be able to find that information in the stats for the backpack.  Some are great for tall people, others, not so much.

You would think that would be part of the product information, but I haven’t found handle length mentioned. Or overall height when extended.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, matrips said:

You would think that would be part of the product information, but I haven’t found handle length mentioned. Or overall height when extended.

The overall height is not mentioned. These are the others I have tried in store. I went to Office Depot, Staples and others to try them out.  I only went with my Samsonite because my laptops are 17” and 15.4”.

These take 15” laptop

High Sierra https://www.amazon.com/High-Sierra-Freewheel-Wheeled-Backpack/dp/B003BOBF0G/

Jansport (this model is popular here with 4th graders and up to high school students going to library after school) https://www.amazon.com/JanSport-Driver-Rolling-Backpack-Wheeled/dp/B088PS4CHW

 

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...