American Made Since 2011

Mark Viau

Park city, Utah
Inserts into packs Compression tech Tucks books to the back Adjusts for more books Hang in locker Economical Lightweight

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Current Problem for students carrying text books in their backpacks: Backaches Fatigue Weight at bottom Pulls away Skeleton stress Lost/forgotten/books Orthopedic surgeons and chiropractors recommend: Place the heaviest items close to your back Distribute the load throughout all the different compartments to even out the weight, and avoid putting all of your child's books in one area so that the backpack becomes top or bottom-heavy Neatly pack your backpack, and try to keep items in place. Easy to say...”previously” ..tough to do The reduction of moment force with the insert installed is 66%.

What makes your business stand out?

Inserts into any pack

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    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

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    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

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    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

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  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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    Nov. 7–8, 2014

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