Healthy Back Bags ® were developed in collaboration with a doctor and a chiropractor to address weight stress issues in a one-strap bag. The teardrop shape distributes weight ergonomically throughout the length of the bag, rather than pulling from one point on the shoulder. The bag doesn't pull away from the body, it contours to your back, whether you wear it on one shoulder (either shoulder) or cross-body.
There are no rigid elements in the Healthy Back Bag's construction, so it moulds to any shape back. The more places a bag touches your body when you wear it, the lighter it feels - it becomes part of you - and the less it adversely affects your posture. All bags have a non-slip strap lining so it can be worn on one shoulder without slipping off or pulling away from the body, so the wearer does not need to make any corresponding adjustments (like unconsciously hunching the shoulder) to keep the bag in place. When the bag is worn across the back, it frees the arms allowing the wearer to walk in a correct bio-mechanic fashion.
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Healthy Back Bag Microfibre
Sleek, smooth, and lightweight. More formal looking than the Distressed Nylon, but with the same patented design. A lighter weight Healthy Back Bag in water resistant 100% polyester microfibre, lined with silver 200-denier water resistant nylon.
The one that started it all. The classic Healthy Back Bag in beautiful soft, supple leather that contours to your body. A beautiful, versatile bag, in the highest quality drum dyed leather. Casual elegance meets form and function.
The lightweight big bag. If you carry a lot everyday you will appreciate the extra wide padded strap, and the additional organisational pockets, outside and in. Great for holidays and carry-on luggage too!
Unique colour-blocked exterior with modern styling emphasizes the ergonomic shape of the bag. The same great features as our classic Healthy Back Bag with curved exterior pocket on one side, and two zippered exterior pockets plus an extra compartment on the other.
Made from eco-friendly recycled PET, the Earth Tech Bag in Black blends our renowned ergonomic and organisational features with state-of-the-art recycled material. Features include a separate zipped compartment at the bottom for footwear/wet gear, and a cross body strap for hands free comfort and stability.
Expedition Healthy Back Bag featuring several design improvements. Retro outdoors styling in strong water resistant cotton twill with burnished leather trim, brass buckles and magnetic closures. Great alternative to a backpack - holds enough for a weekend away. Even when full the patented design ensures weight is balanced and back and shoulder pain less likely. Extra long fully adjustable strap with non-slip lining allows you to wear on one shoulder or across the body. Suitable for all life's adventures from everyday commuting to travel to trekking.
Expedition Messenger Bag featuring several design improvements. Retro outdoors styling in strong water resistant cotton twill with burnished leather trim, brass buckles and magnetic closures. Stylish, unisex messenger-style bag with super-organised interior and exterior features. Great pocket configuration to take care of daily essentials in the most organised way. Designed for cross body wear. The U-shaped non-slip strap ensures the bag contours to the body and sits comfortably on the hip.
For over a hundred years a handweaving mill has existed in the village of Kilcar, in Donegal, Republic of Ireland. These very special Healthy Back Bags combine the heritage of Donegal pure new wool tweed with full grain espresso leather detailing in a range of colours inspired by the natural greens and greys of this mountainous area of North West Ireland.
Our collection of Melin Tregwynt Healthy Back Bags combines 100% lambswool doublecloth from Melin Tregwynt's Mondo and Luna ranges with full grain leather trim and detailing to create a range of bags in our iconic teardrop shape that not only feel and look beautiful, but are cutting edge cool and good for your back too.
The Healthy Back Bag can be worn 4 different ways: on either shoulder or cross-body left to right or right to left. The main zipper should be facing forwards toward the body and the narrow part of the bag should be at the top as near to the top of the shoulder as is comfortable.
The bottom of the bag should nestle gently into the base of the spine - the strongest part of the back.
Adjust the strap length. This ensures that the bag sits correctly in place.
The shorter the strap the snugger the fit to the back and the lighter the bag will feel.
The bag should always be worn vertically and is not designed to be worn across the front of the body.