In my 5 years of using a bicycle for my main mode of transportation in New York City, I wish I’d had a VentaPak because having sweaty back was all too common a thing. If I had had the VentaPak, it would’ve kept my shirt dry and fresh throughout the day! An added bonus is that it helps keep your backpack nicely aligned in the center of your back whereas my other backpacks would slide side-to-side on my back when I would stand on my pedals to go up bridges, throwing off my weight. This design creates a snug fit with plenty of airflow so your pack stays in place and you don’t get overheated. I love it!
(PT, DPT, Physical Therapist)
As a physical therapist, I always see people hunched over as they carry their backpacks on their commute. The VentaPak is great as an ergonomic aid - as soon as you put it on you can feel how it prevents your thoracic spine and shoulders from rounding forward when in standing postures. It's also very comfortable! I would recommend this to anyone suffering from neck or lower back pain that has to wear a backpack daily.
(Real Estate Finance)
I’ve been a fan of the VentaPak since the early days of its creation. Like a Herman Miller Aeron chair, it keeps me comfortable and cool when wearing a backpack. I also like the way it lifts the shoulder straps off my back and makes themapproach more horizontal, so they tug back on my shoulders and improve walking and standing posture.
(Management Consultant and Musician)
When I had a chance to try the VentaPak, I was sold immediately. It attaches quickly and seamlessly to my own backpack, distributing the weight better and making it noticeably more balanced and comfortable. Promotes the continued health of my back, too. Thanks, VentaPak — we needed this clever, elegantly simple device!
(Digital Marketing Executive)
I tried the VentaPak for cycling and traveling to see if it helps reduce my sweaty back problem. Not only did it keep my t-shirt dry while I pedaled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on a hot and humid day, but it distributed the weight more evenly across the whole of my back making the load in my pack more comfortable. I used it for a weekend trip from NYC to Toronto too. Again, my back stayed cool while I walked through the airport. I overloaded my pack with heavy electronics, but it didn't feel so heavy because the VentaPak spread the weight across a wider area of my back. I now keep the VentaPak attached to my favorite backpack all the time!
I bought five VentaPaks for my family, having seen how well it works and its ease of use. It makes so much sense that we wondered why it doesn’t already exist. My daughters, all students, are enthused to carry their things more comfortably, and I look forward to biking and traveling with it.
Living in NYC, and with the pandemic in full bloom, I have been riding my bike to work. The VentaPak has been a godsend. It distributes the weight of my backpack so it rests comfortably on my back, and it limits the sweat factor of the backpack resting against my skin. I love it riding and also look forward to using the VentaPak on hikes next spring and summer.
I can't express how great the Ventapak is. I use this everyday for work, and it has helped a great deal to reduce the strain on my back. The weight distribution is great. It also helps a lot on my posture, straightening out my back. The airflow is great and keeps me cool throughout the day. I also have used this product for when I am grabbing groceries, or riding my bike around New York City on the weekends. I can have a load of groceries in my bag, and it feels like the weight is reduced so much. It is very easy to take on and off. Highly recommend this product !
Got this for sweaty back when cycling. It’s perfect and simple setup. good for regular walks, hikes, anything. less sweat and much drier to any destination. Will buy again for different everyday use backpacks.
Alex in AZ
I gave this to my son since I know how much he rides his bike to classes on campus. His back gets sore and his shirts get sweaty. Fix + Fix. He loves it!
Its great for day hikes. Needed to get my pack off my sweaty back. Same concept as on my giant 40L high end camping/hiking pack.
So easy to attach and now my my tennis racquets are off my back and my bike ride is breezy. Freedom! VentaPak is the perfect gift for tennis players! Who would have thought?! This is the best backpack secret out there. Looks durable, stays in place and yet the mesh on the back is so comfortable. I adjusted for just my size. Glad I found this.
Thanks to VentaPak, my backpack now feels 10x lighter. Books and things in my backpack no longer bounce against my back as the mesh suspension keeps it on my back better and more comfortably. I also like how it pulls my shoulders back a bit and keeps my back cooler.
We live in Florida and we bike all over our neighborhood. This has been a lifesaver for my twingy back and arriving at locations without a big sweat stain. We gave this as a gift to our neighbors for the holidays we like it so much!
This System makes my backpack experience so much better. No more sweaty back!
As a gardener, I frequently use a backpack leafblower, as a hiker I always carry a backpack. This is a must have, here's why....my posture! Yes my back is no longer drenched in sweat, but it's my posture that impresses me the most. No more hunched over or juggling the weight, ventapak not only decreases sweating, it distributes the weight while supporting good posture. This is a must have for thru hikers & landscapers, actually anyone who wears a backpack.