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How To Comfortably Carry, Organize, Adjust, Position, Travel With and Clean the WoodyKnows 2021 Backpack for Side Sleepers

How To Comfortably Carry, Organize, Adjust, Position, Travel With and Clean the WoodyKnows 2021 Backpack for Side Sleepers

How to carry the backpack comfortably?

Carrying a backpack comfortably is important, especially for side sleepers. The WoodyKnows 2021 backpack has several features that make it easy to carry during travel and daily use.

Adjust the Straps

The shoulder straps on the WoodyKnows backpack are padded and adjustable. Follow these steps to get the best fit:

  1. Put the backpack on and tighten the shoulder straps until the backpack sits close against your back.
  2. The bottom of the backpack should rest just above your hips.
  3. Make sure the shoulder straps align properly so the pack weight is distributed evenly.

Use the Sternum Strap

The sternum strap connects the two shoulder straps across your chest. Use it to stabilize the pack when carrying heavier loads. Here's how:

  • Clip the sternum strap together and position it so it sits at mid-chest level.
  • Tighten just enough so the shoulder straps are pulled closer together.
  • Don't overtighten or it can restrict breathing and movement.

Pack the Weight Properly

Distribute the weight evenly in the main compartment to avoid imbalance. Place heavier items closer to your back and down low near the hip belt. The WoodyKnows design helps transfer weight to the hips for comfort.

With some adjustment, the WoodyKnows backpack can be carried very comfortably even for side sleepers and extended use.

How to Organize the Backpack Compartments?

The WoodyKnows backpack has several compartments and pockets to keep your gear organized. Properly utilizing the storage areas allows you to easily access items when needed.

Main Compartment

The main compartment has ample room for clothing, towels, books, etc. Keep bulkier items towards the back panel. Use packing cubes to separate categories:

  • 1 cube for shirts and pants
  • 1 cube for underwear and socks
  • 1 cube for toiletries

Front Organizer Pocket

Use the front organizer pocket for quick access items:

  • Boarding pass and travel documents
  • Passport
  • Chargers and cables
  • Snacks

Side Water Bottle Pockets

The dual side pockets stretch to hold water bottles or umbrellas securely.

Interior Pockets

Smaller interior pockets keep other items handy:

  • Front pocket: phone, sunglasses
  • Top pocket: wallet, keys

Utilizing each storage area appropriately in the WoodyKnows backpack allows you to travel organized and access items conveniently.

How to Adjust the Straps for Side Sleeping?

The WoodyKnows backpack is designed with side sleepers in mind. Adjusting the straps properly allows you to sleep comfortably while traveling.

Shoulder Straps

Loosen the shoulder straps before lying down so they do not dig into your shoulders and restrict movement:

  1. Unclip the sternum strap.
  2. Completely loosen the shoulder straps so the backpack sits lower on your back.
  3. Shift the shoulder straps off your shoulders so they rest on your upper arms.

Hip Belt

Keep the hip belt fastened but loosen it to take weight off your hips:

  • Loosen the hip belt so it sits just below your hip bones.
  • You should be able to slide a hand between the belt and your hip.

Compression Straps

Loosen the compression straps on the sides of the pack to allow flexibility:

  • Completely unbuckle the top compression straps.
  • Loosen the bottom straps but leave buckled.

With the straps properly adjusted, the WoodyKnows backpack will contour to your body on your side without restricting movement or comfort.

How to Position the Backpack for Back Pain Relief?

The WoodyKnows backpack's ergonomic design can help reduce back pain if positioned properly while sleeping.

Use the Internal Frame

The internal frame keeps the pack rigid so it can support your back effectively:

  • Pack the main compartment full to allow the frame to contour to your body.
  • Cinch the compression straps to keep the load secure and balanced.

Adjust the Lumbar Support

Customize the built-in lumbar support for your lower back:

  1. Locate the velcro lumbar adjustment tab at the base of the back panel.
  2. Slide the tab down to increase padding and support in the lumbar area.
  3. Raise the tab for less pronounced lumbar support.

Position the Back Panel

Make sure the contoured back panel aligns properly with your spine:

  • The lumbar pad should match the curve of your lower back.
  • The top of the pack should reach between your shoulder blades.

With some adjustments, the WoodyKnows backpack can help improve spinal alignment and reduce back pain for side sleepers.

How to Travel with the Backpack as a Side Sleeper?

The WoodyKnows backpack has features that make traveling comfortable for side sleepers.

On the Plane

Make adjustments to the backpack when seated on a plane:

  • Completely loosen shoulder and sternum straps so they don't restrict movement.
  • Keep hip belt loosely buckled to stabilize the pack.
  • Store backpack under the seat in front to use as a foot rest.

At the Hotel

Reposition the backpack for sleeping:

  1. Remove your pillow from the top pocket.
  2. Fully unbuckle the shoulder and hip straps.
  3. Place the backpack on your side lengthwise.
  4. Use the pack as a body pillow for support.

On a Train or Bus

Maximize space and comfort:

  • Store backpack on overhead shelf or rack to free up leg room.
  • Drape a jacket over pack for a cushioned pillow.
  • Keep eye mask and earplugs handy for noise and light.

With a few adjustments, the WoodyKnows backpack works great for side sleepers when traveling.

How to Clean the Backpack Easily?

It's important to periodically clean your WoodyKnows backpack to keep it fresh and extend its life. The fabric is designed to be durable and easy to care for.

Surface Cleaning

For light dirt or spills:

  • Spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
  • Air dry fully before storing to prevent mildew.

Machine Washing

For a deeper clean:

  1. Empty all pockets and compartments.
  2. Turn the pack inside-out.
  3. Wash on a gentle cycle with cold water.
  4. Air dry or tumble dry low.

Spot Treating

For tougher stains like ink or dirt:

  • Apply a small amount of laundry detergent directly to the spot.
  • Let soak 5-10 minutes.
  • Wash normally in machine.

Caring for the Straps

Keep straps clean by:

  • Wiping down periodically with disinfecting wipes.
  • Hand washing straps if heavily soiled.

With proper cleaning, your WoodyKnows backpack will last for years of comfortable use.