At Leader Heights we want to make sure that our customers are happy no matter what! This How to Pick a Backpack blog posts are dedicated to providing advice on choosing a backpack to last for years to come.
The shoulder straps should be soft and comfortable filled with a sponge or memory foam like material. The shoulder straps should fit comfortably to fit the backpack against your back. This keeps the load forward, your shoulders should not carry the weight!
Make sure the straps are fully adjustable to fit your torso. Backpacks with sternum straps offer better weight distribution and are usually on large hiking our outdoor backpacks.