Ergonomic Laptop Bags in the UK - i-stay

Ergonomic Laptop Bags in the UK

The i-stay non-slip bag strap does not just put an end to the nuisance of a bag constantly slipping from your shoulder. It can benefit your body. The i-stay range of ergonomic laptop bags has been tested and proven to help with posture and the daily carrying of a laptop bag.

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Even as technology gets smaller and smaller, most of us find we are carrying more in our bags than ever before. Carrying a heavy load can adversely affect the spine and nervous system – resulting in reduced health and lingering neck/shoulder/back pain. Many posture experts will publish guides on how to correctly load, lift and wear your bag but i-stay's non-slip strap provides a ready-made solution.

Daily Mail: Lugging around a heavy load can put years on you

Click here to see our range of ergonomic backpacks, and click here to see the entire ergonomic i-stay range.

Commendation from the Royal College of Chiropractors for our ergonomic bag range, designed in the UK

The Royal College of Chiropractors tested the i-stay strap’s claim of improving the wearer's posture, and were sufficiently impressed to award it their official seal of approval:

If you suffer from back pain, we advise you to get in touch with people who know how to treat the condition and are experts in the field, such as Active X. Active X are a professional osteopath clinic, based in Edinburgh, whose founder Gavin Routledge gave a thumbs up to i-stay's non-slip strap, which you can read here. Says Gavin, "The i-stay strap is a winner, and I like the bag[s] too!"

The i-stay laptop bag range passes the test for its ergonomic benefits

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In 2014 ergonomics tester Axis subjected the i-stay non-slip bag strap to its most thorough test yet.

Their conclusions were:

  • The i-stay strap fulfils many of the good design features of a single shoulder strap identified in the ergonomics literature.
  • Testing of the strap in use shows that it does not slip off the shoulder when attached to a loaded bag as easily as a conventional shoulder strap. This is because of the combination of strap width, frictional properties of the material on the underside of the strap, and the shape, size and profile of the load-bearing aspect of the strap.
  • The design features of the strap mean the surface area in contact with the top of the shoulder is considerably larger than a conventional strap. This will reduce shoulder pressure and, most likely, spinal compression.
  • Since the strap is less likely to slip off the shoulder then the risk of a bag falling unexpectedly and being ‘snatched’ before it falls to the ground is reduced. In turn this reduces the risk of a manual handling injury sustained by catching a falling bag.
  • The use of the strap leaves both arms more free to be able to be used with a lesser risk of the bag falling from the shoulder.

Or in short:

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